Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Lessons on Building Confidence and Self-Assurance

I pride myself on my uniqueness.

My motto in life is, "Fight Normalcy".

However, when faced last night by a roomful of college students who were LOOKING at me as I emceed a salon event, I was feeling a bit intimidated. They with their fresh young faces and slim figures. Even my staff caused me pause as they walked around in their high heels looking glamorous. I just didn't feel stylish as I walked around in my clunky, off-brand cat head tennis shoes. Not funky, not artistic. Just ...odd. (I DID have cute hair though~!)

I get thirsty when I get nervous, so before the event started, I had a big helping of water. I was brilliant enough to go to the bathroom before I got up in front of everyone, knowing if I didn't, I'd of course, be dancing as I was speaking.

Everything seemed to go smoothly. I figured my dazzling smile would distract them from the blatant truth that I was a middle-aged mommy trying to sell them on how well we could make them beautiful(er).

Soonish, things were wrapping up and whether from nervousness or the remains of my water orgy, I had to GO again.

After finishing up "business" I realized:

The zipper on my pants had been down during my whole spiel.

Nice.

8 comments:

HeyJules said...

See? I bet that totally distracted them from seeing the cat head shoes...

Gotta be looking for that silver lining! hahahahahaha

InTheFastLane said...

heh, heh....crap. I am not not laughing at you, I swear.

But, I am sure you dazzled them with what you said and they never noticed, nope, never noticed.

mrs. blogoway said...

I love you even more for admitting that...

Wish you would open a salon in Texas. It sounds like you have so many events, etc. to generate business. We don't have anything like that.

hepsmom said...

Hey, yeah she's leaving. NOOOOO! She's not going with him. It wasn't an amicable situation. It's a big loss for her to go. Him, not so much. Don't you dare respond to this on my blog unless it's VERY veiled.

Jenny said...

That cracked me up! If I am ever down your way, you have to do my hair!

You always make me smile!

Jen

Bonita said...

So funny! I'm glad to hear someone else gets thirsty before speaking. I get parched and feel like my throat is sticking together, which it probably is, but it's just nice to know I'm not alone.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!Sorrry Sis, but that is hilarious.....Like I've never done that!!
Love B.

Lady Em said...

HAHAHAHA!!!! That lady it so funny. Sorry to laugh at you. That is something that I would do, so don't feel bad. I'm sure no one noticed anyway, why would they be staring at your crotch? Good thing you had on those shoes!!
To make you feel better:
I use baby powder sometimes, cause I like it and it makes me feel fresh. Anyway, I walked around my office half the day in black pants and everytime I would bend over a little poof of powder would come out of my backside. Brent Boy finally told me this, pretty embarrasing. But really funny!!