Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Eye Of The Beholder

A few days ago I broke out in a rash from something I ate. Red scaly patches all over my face. -Very attractive. Needless to say, it made me a little self conscious. By the third day the worst of the rash was fading but I still had some patches of red on my face so, instead of going out to get food, my self-conscious self and I ordered in.

When the delivery man arrived he smiled warmly and said, "Looks like you got some sun this weekend!"
"What?" I asked.
"Looks like you were out in the sun!" he replied cheerfully.

I was completely taken off guard by his statement. Sun? He thought the red on my face was sunburn? I stared at him, shocked, and waited for inevitable moment when he'd realize the egregious error of his ways and run, screaming, away from the building. But instead he just kept smiling at me. I had no idea what to say. So, thinking quickly, I came up with the perfect response for such a situation: "Um..... yeah."

As soon as he left I ran to the mirror, and you know what? It did look like a sunburn! ANYBODY who saw me would have thought I was sunburned! (Anybody but me!) And once I thought of it that way, I was able to look in the mirror and think "Hmmm... I look kind of cute!" Which was a far cry from just 30 minutes earlier when I'd looked in the mirror and thought "Hmmm... I look like a leper."

♥ ♥ ♥ I love the delivery man! ♥ ♥ ♥



Grandy said...

Yay delivery man!! :)

Hey, I posted a pic of Patrick Stewart on my blog the other day and thought of you...sick huh?

I'm sorry I haven't been around anywhere much lately.

Bayjb said...

Wow i'm glad it was only sunburn and not hives or a rash. Phew!

Melissa said...

Grandy: Actually I think that's pretty funny :)

Bayjb: By THAT day it looked like a sunburn! 3 days earlier? Definite leper-ville.