Shopping With Friends…


Do these pants make my butt look big…we’ve all heard it…maybe asked it…maybe been asked…it seems like such a humorous question…has even been the…butt…of many a joke…

However…I would have said…but…but…I just didn’t think I should use the same word so much…even spelled differently…but…I digress

Anyway…although…I’ve kind of snickered at the phrase myself…today…Bertha…is talking to me about…living my truth…again…and…it’s not so funny…

Seems as though…the answer to the question is no laughing matter…honesty is honesty…and while I don’t have to share my honest opinions with anyone…if asked…well…that’s a whole ‘nother story…

Bertha…reminds me of a time from my childhood…my Granny…who was normally a very good cook…made a pot of vegetable soup for me and my sister one night…she asked if we liked it…we didn’t…it just wasn’t good…but…we did what we thought was polite…we said…YES

That could have been that…except that in an attempt to have something we liked at the ready for our visits…she froze the soup…in many…many containers…so…for over a year…anytime we spent the night there…we got…soup…and we had to eat it…we’d said we liked it…

Now…I have to admit…I’m a people pleaser…I never want to hurt anyone’s feelings…it’s very difficult for me to give criticism…well…at least directly to someone’s face…I have been known to whine when they weren’t looking…a lesson for another day

So…back to the pants and the derriere…how do I answer when a friend asks that…and…they really do make her look…as we say in the south…like the broad side of a barn…

I wish I didn’t know the answer to that question…wish I could plead the fifth…wish a lot of things…but…truth is as truth is…

There has to be something between…gulp…no not at all…and…sister if your butt looked any bigger it’d need its own zip code

Something like…well…honestly…it’s not your best look…and…then…hope against hope that she doesn’t try them on in a different color…

That’s why I shop alone…

Jane

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