I was feeling pretty good ~ you know the days….your hair decided it liked you and would play well with others. Your makeup looked more like Cover Girl intended it to and less like a 4-year-old applied it while driving on the interstate. All your clothes actually fit and those pieces that didn’t, weren’t noticeable. And they all matched….sorta. You even had on cute shoes and as a bonus, they were comfortable.
Good Day for me…..I added my “I’m the only one that knows how this story ends” bracelet, lots of glitter and lipstick and headed out for a meeting and several errands.
Seemed like to me there wasn’t enough sunshine or glitter or sparkle in the world lately and I was pretty sure there were lots of ugly, mean, hateful and unhappy in its place. I was fixin’ to see if I could change a little, tiny piece of my world, and this is what happened…..AND it was so simple ya’ll are just gonna be blown away.
Remember I was feeling pretty good? Well, it was a pretty day, too. The windows were rolled down (ok, just the driver’s side, I HAVE to protect the hair…..) and I was ‘in town’ so I was going sorta slow. And, just like in small towns all over the country (and world? Probably…), there were banks, businesses, restaurants, and people on the sidewalks.
Lots of people. (Some people….)
And I decided to Wave, Smile and say Hello to EVERY. SINGLE. PERSON I saw. Now, luckily for me, this town is small…..so there’s not a ton of people. Ok, there were 10. Ten people were all I saw, but I still waved at all of them.
And here’s the interesting part….EVERY SINGLE MALE waved back, smiled, said hello, or somehow acknowledged that I existed. And just in case you think I had the boobs hanging out or was pulling a Miley Cyrus, I took a picture so you could see I was as normal as I get….
And the women I waved at? They looked at me like I was their crazy Aunt Edith coming in for the holiday kiss on each cheek. One….ONE woman waved back at me. And that was a “I really have no idea who you are but I’ll wave back anyway” wave, not a real “Hi-How are ya?” wave.
Do you think we are that paranoid, that wrapped up in our own world, that desensitized to other people that we won’t even wave when some crazy woman, who really appears harmless, waves at us? And WHAT is it with the women that wouldn’t wave? Are we that much more cautious?
Maybe….I know I’ve very cautious (of course that MIGHT be because I watch NCIS and a host of other initials and KNOW what could happen) but I WANT to think I’d wave if someone waved at me.
So, I have no real answers but must continue my research….I’ll be out tomorrow, same area, around lunchtime. Hope there are lots (more than 10) people out in town, walking wherever they have to walk and that some of them wave back. And I hope it’s not raining because having the window down in the rain REALLY messes up my hair….
And if you see some glittered up, silver-haired chic in a big black truck waving like crazy at ya, wave back, okay?
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