“She has big boobs.”
Let me backtrack a little here.
The other day I went along with my son and his girlfriend to see the premiere of the last installment of X-Men (which BTW, was outstanding). The kids went earlier (to catch good seats), leaving my ticket at the customer service.
I guess the lady at the register asked them my name and how I look. My son said, “Her name is Cami and she’s short, dark hair,” then stopped.
To which his girlfriend added and I quote, “And she has big boobs.”
I know all of this because they told me when I got inside the theater.
I laughed. Mind you I don’t have big boobs (just awesome bras, and no they’re not Victoria Secrets), but it also got me thinking: how do people perceive you? Is it the same way you perceive yourself? So I did a little research:
I found out that faculty in our school have a nickname for me (The Great Wall), which obviously has nothing to do with my 5”1’ height but with the fact that I guard our director’s office like a . . . wall. I take it as a compliment 😉
I see myself pretty much the same way as my friends . . . short, friendly, loyal, creative, caring, sassy, stubborn, grudge holder. Teresa, my BFF calls me her Rottweiler.
My husband sees me . . . (I did get him this present from one of my trips to New York; it hangs in his garage as a “friendly” reminder).
My son sees me . . .
My boss sees me . . .
Bottom line is that each individual I come in contact will perceive me in a certain way. And I’m okay with that.
How do you perceive yourself? How do the people around you perceive you? Do you care about their opinion?