A very good female friend was talking about how she liked Bend, "Except for all the skinny women..."
Got me to laugh and got me thinking.
A few years ago, I saw a picture of the line of people for a movie in the Bend Film Festival. They were the beautiful people. Handsome and fit and dressed and tan.
Kind of intimidating, you know?
I wonder how much resentment from us native Bendites comes from this? Remember the old commercial, "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful." ?
I don't know about you, but my immediate reaction was, "I don't hate you because you're beautiful, I hate you because YOU THINK you are beautiful, and that I should give a damn about the fact that you're beautiful, and oh, by the way, stick it up your ass."
Maybe I just have an inferiority complex. But damn, it's hard to have a normal conversation with a woman who is decked out in the latest fashions, not a hair un-strategically out of place and skinny. I get distracted.
I suppose there is an easy cure. Just go to the county fair and sit and watch all the people walk by. Probably a more accurate median fat content there.
2 days ago