Monday, September 27, 2010

I Don't Get It

I guess it should say, "I Didn't Get It."

Today I had a stranger come up to me in Target.  She was young, pretty, and she very politely ask if I've ever been offered a free Mary Kay makeover?  I grinned from ear-to-ear, because I was sure she had just payed me the BIGGEST compliment.  I said, "Yup, myyyyy... sister-in-law sells Mary Kay."  It was a bold faced lie, but I didn't want to hurt her feelings.  She just smiled and I thanked her for the compliment and turned to walk away.  As soon as I turned, it HIT me.


Suddenly, I took stock of what I looked like.  It was bleak.

Overalls from the Moses Lake farming store
Bangs so long they get tangled in my eyelashes
Plain white t-shirt
Hair that used to be in a bun, but now a collection of tweakers barely held in by a clip (a clip that was missing 2 teeth and hanging on for dear life)

(me cleaning the Cheetos out of my teeth so Ray can take my picture)

 (me in ALL my glory)

Apparently painted toenails and pearl earrings alone can't redeem a pair of overalls and bad hair.


Neighbor Jane Payne said...

I'm your mother. I think she was saying you are beautiful and I want your beautiful face to help sell my product to other people. Yes. I'm sure of it. That was her reasoning.

Cassidy said...

I think the overalls are AWESOME!!!

Ande Payne said...

I already told you, she was trying to reward you for your beauty. My favorite part of your post was you cleaning out your cheeto teeth.

Greg and Gwen said...

I agree with your mother! By the way, I've actually had a lady in walmart checkout line tell me straight out, "you look like you could use a makeover!" Yours was a much nicer approach! :)

Brenda Goodrich said...

They always pick out the beautiful people for makeovers. Think about it. If you're still ugly after the makeover, their product didn't work. She saw the beauty in you, Cali, or she wouldn't have asked!

Lyle and Mary: said...

I like that you have enough self-confidence that you don't have to look like a million bucks before you dare walk out the door and face the Mary Kay sales people.
Besides, you have a great smile that money just can't buy.

Lynn said...

I love my coveralls. I don't care what anyone says (and they finally quit telling me how bad I looked in them after about two dozen wears). But you're right-- earrings and toenails can't redeem them, if one WANTS redemption. At 52, I'm not interested in fashion redemption, wrinkle redemption maybe. But you LOOK CUTE in those coveralls. And don't forget it. You need to move to Idaho where we appreciate coveralls....and cheetos.

Anonymous said...

This post cracks me up! First, you are a gorgeous person! Cheeto teeth and all! Second, it makes me laugh because I have a self reflection while folding the laundry...tshirt, tshirt, sweatpants, tshirt, gym shorts. Should a gal in her 30's really dress like a teenage boy???

Cali said...

Hi Baby,

I liked your blog especially the cleaning Cheetos part...

I think I like the loose jeans and work clothes Cali best - she's sexier than the really done up Mary Kay makeover Cali. I dig your overalls and your style. The toenails are a bonus. You are pretty, in fact you are Caliente! I love you and it was great having dinner with you today. Thanks for the yummy food. I enjoyed eating with you.