Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Ostracized

os·tra·cize [os-truh-sahyz] -cized, -ciz·ing. To exclude, by general consent, from society, friendship, conversation, privileges, etc. ex. Her friends ostracized her when they all joined Weight Watchers.

I wasn't a very popular kid growing up. I read a lot, and so all the good looking, popular kids were intimidated by me. So basically, I know what it feels like to be on the outside of a crowd. It's been since about late middle school or jr. high that I was last ostracized. And now that all-too-familiar feeling is back.

All the girls at work are joining weight watchers and now I'm getting those familiar jeers again. Back then it was "Quit ducking and covering your head when the volleyball comes at you!" and "Why don't you put down that book and go play outside like a normal child?" Now it's "Don't you wish you needed to lose 20 lb. so you could be part of the "in" crowd?" or "Hey Mini, why don't you put on a few pounds so you can be cool like the rest of us."

I guess it could always be worse...

9 comments:

Jenn said...

Well...why don't you put on a few pounds...?
In this picture the 'big' one seems to be the popular girl!
Do you think that wrap shirt is really a bed sheet?

Julie said...

WOW, I never realized that Jenn was so much taller then us!

Jenn said...

Julie is a COW!

Aubrey said...

I think this picture is an optical illusion. They bought a mini fridge and found some munchkin sized girls to stand next to her. I know this is possible because I once stood next to Kevin Bacon and he was about half my size.

Jenn said...

Hey Julie, why don't you go try on your Halloween costume
for us again!?

The Dixon Family said...

Oh snap.

the Painters said...

oh wowey.

Capt. Monterey Jack said...

Well Aubrey, there you go again with the name dropping.

The Headmaster said...

I hate this picture, it gives me the creeps, can we change it yet?