Sunday Poser #25

Today’s question: Are you easily embarrassed and what embarrasses you?

Throughout my youth the answer to the first portion of the posed question

was a definite ‘yes’.

As a child of an alcoholic father and a mother who suffered from the

undiagnosed mental disorder ‘agoraphobia’ I always felt like I wasn’t

good enough especially throughout my high school years.

Although an honor roll student, some friends’ parents frowned on

their child hanging out with me.

Interesting how adults can be so cruel to children.

Here I was a victim of society, wearing hand-me down clothes and

sadly placed in an unwanted category due to circumstances I didn’t

create, circumstances totally beyond any teenager’s control.

To the snobbish parents it didn’t matter that I was an honor-roll student

because after all their daughter was the head cheerleader.

Life isn’t always fair for certain – a lesson I learned early-on.

I vowed ‘never’ to repeat that pattern with my own family and I kept

that promise.

My youngest daughter was a member of the cheering squad at

the vocational high school she attended and head cheerleader

during her senior year.

All her friends, even some of different color, were welcome in my

home.

I never wanted any child to feel the wrath of embarrassment

bestowed upon me during my youth.

Clothes don’t make a person and today I dress according to how

I feel.

If I should decide to head out to the supermarket wearing my

jogging pants and a sweatshirt with no makeup and run into an

old acquaintance I don’t feel an iota of embarrassment.

To me a person’s clothing is not of the utmost importance anyway.

https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/04/25/sunday-poser-25/

MLMM – Wordle #210

Today’s words: fold – jittery – strapless – dining room – kitten – capacious – roister –
elbows – doe – low – blind – witty

A beautiful young woman, jittery as a kitten, sat in the dining room of The
Weeping Mandolin Restaurant waiting for her blind-date’s arrival.

Anxious, the gal’s facial expression was overcome with a doe-eyed look as she
continued to fidget with the contents of her capacious purse.

Suddenly she stopped and began to fold and unfold the same cloth napkin

while trying hard not to allow her elbows to touch the table.

Thirty minutes later handsome Harry roistered into the restaurant’s lobby
arm-in-arm with a much younger babe wearing a gaudy strapless dress.


Was it him? No, it couldn’t be him! That would be such a low blow to any

genuine woman’s ego.

His explanation, a witty remark blaming his secretary for the date night mix-up.

Ugh!

Feelings of exasperation overwhelmed her yet she proceeded to exit the
restaurant in a lady-like manner.

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/10/12/wordle-210/

Sunday Writing Prompt “Shut Up”

Thoughts entered my mind when I viewed this prompt ‘Shut up’.

How do you politely ask or tell someone to be quiet without fear of retaliation?

Mothers often have to take their children along on shopping trips. 

I remember the dilemma decades ago faced when my child’s request 

was met with the two-letter word ‘no’.

Back then we mothers practiced distraction and method of peace offerings.

(Here’s a cookie taken from my purse – a surprise reward once home for

GOOD behavior).

Mannerisms changed throughout the years.

No person wishes to browse racks of clothes, shelves of goods nor walk the aisles  

and listen to a mother shouting the ‘same words’ over and over – words louder

than the cries of the child’s temper tantrum.

Perhaps one day there’ll be a noise control button to push to request a shopper

leave or plain ‘Shut up’.

Until then the idea of carrying a pair of earplugs could curb our urge to utter

distasteful negative words as we continue in fear to keep mum.

Sunday Writing Prompt “Shut up”