i would not say that i have the most tact in the world.
clearly, not even close. however, i have come across a few people in my time and seriously thought, were you raised in a cave your entire life? (no offense to anyone who has lived in a cave their entire life) but sometimes i don't understand why people act the way they do.
which i'm sure most of you think that about me...
when i was 16, i worked at hogi yogi. believe it or not, i was pretty good at working there. i was a manager after 5 months of working there. i cooked and cleaned and got paid to do it. maybe if Sean paid me to do housework, i would be a little more motivated. probably not though. i also worked there til i was 20 but let's not get into that. one day, i was baking bread. when the timer went off, i went to grab the trays out, and one of the trays landed on my arm. i froze..or burned. that word seems more appropriate considering the situation. anyway. it burned me so bad that it was a third degree burn. it burned all my nerve endings, so i couldn't feel it.
now i am not trying to down play burns in any way, shape or form. but i hate when you can feel the burns. so i was fine with having this 3rd degree burn over a second degree burn. it was so bad it singed off my arm hair and eventually turned all sorts of crazy colors. it took a while for this to heal.
one day, while working the cash register, a lady came up to order some food. she looked down at my arm in shock. i didn't have a band-aid on it. seriously, she looked absolutley disgusted. she grabbed my arm, and said
"Ewww! Is this a birthmark??!"
i wanted to rub my disgusting burn in her face and be like,
"no, it's actually herpes, want some?"
what if it was a birthmark? who says that? i still have a scar on my arm from it. and some emotional ones from that lady. okay not really but still.
anyway, here are some other things that you should probably not ask people.. or me..
"When's the baby due?"
"You look like a witch"
"You look like Medusa"
"You are a big mess"
"You have a big personality"
"Oh, i thought you were ordering for 2.. but just you?"
"Let me find you some jeans to try on. Let me guess your size.."
"What's wrong with your face?"
"You have dark hair? You must not be from around here, are you cuban or something?"
one day before we were married we were in a staff meeting at work. sean noticed i was wearing a new shirt. i think it was kind of a unique shirt. he looked at it and said this, "This is..... good."
this is good?
what does that mean?
also, when someone has a zit on their forhead, like i do. please don't stare at it. look me in the eyes! this is sean's fault for me having the zit.
anyway, anyone else have any experiences with tact?
(Note: i am not trying to offend anyone in anyway. these examples may or may not be fictional and may or may not have anything to do with anyone that i know or may be married to..that i still love very much even if it did have to do with them. but it totally doesn't...)