Okay, I'm not really angry, I just want someone to listen to what happened to me that's all...
Well, I served a customer at my mom's business yesterday and she insulted me, and it wasn't by accident, I know that she knew that she was being offensive.
Briefly, her five year old son smiled at me and said "you have the prettiest green eyes ever!" After his comment, the mother moved right into my personal space and thrust herself into my face and squinted her eyes as she looked mine over; and then right in front of me she proceeds to tell her son "that's not her real eye colour, it's just a glare from the sun...and her lashes are fake." I mean, what right does she have to say such a blatant lie, and? she does it right in front of me...she has some nerve. The funny thing is that it doesn't surprise me at all, but, I do expect respect.
Well, after her comment, I politely said "no this is my real eye colour, and these are my real lashes, I'm not wearing mascara today either." The little boy was sweet and smiled at me again, but, the mother loudly and angrily said to me "you're lying, you are wearing colour contacts and those lashes are store-bought and that's that!"
I said to her once more as politely and professionally as I could..."I am wearing glasses today, it makes no sense to wear contacts underneath and these are 100% my real lashes and eyecolour."
She then said "Well I don't believe you." I realized at this point, I was in a lose-lose situation, so I just said "thank you for your business, have a nice day" and I walked away.
It's a shame that this woman is obviously so insecure with herself and that she is so superficial that she has to impose her negativity on me, when I am natural and I am honest. And? what kind of mother displays that sort of behaviour in front of her young child?!! Like I said, this doesn't surprise me, many people, both men and women, assume that I wear falsies because my lashes are so long, but, truly they are real. My father is french-italian and I inherited his long curly lashes. They also assume that I wear colour contacts, but, I don't even own a pair of colour contacts! My eyes are a unique deep blue-emerald shade, that's not my fault, blame it on my genes. And don't worry, I am not the type of person who is full of herself, I actually am borderline insecure-confident, so rest assured that I don't strut my stuff in front of other men and women, so her comment was uncalled for.
It's sad that because Hollywood vanity is so prominent in this day and age that when people see a naturally "attractive" woman that they can't accept that it's real.
I understand that a person will ask "are your lashes real and is that your real eye colour?" That question I can accept, it's human nature afterall, but, one thing, I'm really sick of is when they outright tell me that I'm a liar when I am telling the truth. They are MY eyes afterall, no one has the right to tell me what my body is or isn't. That's so irritating and beyond rude.
Okay now I feel better, I'm not mad, nope not me
[This message has been edited by Honeybee (08-10-2002 10:27 PM).]