Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Damsel or Dynamo?

Well congratulations to Robb (who knows his Maritime women too well!) and others who also guessed right.

I did not bat my eyelashes and look all helpless. I imagine that if I had done that, it would have come across as so fake that the gentelmen offering their help would have seen right through it, snorted and walked away.

Instead, I did what many of you expected. When I was (repeatedly) offered help, I looked up from my position crouched in my LBD (little black dress) over the bin of cupboard handles, then smiled and gently said, "I found what I need. Thanks, though!"

After all, the attire did require at least an attempt at being gracious. :-)

I do like Ginger's idea of dressing opposite of what might be expected in a certain situation, just to see what the reaction would be. That could provide some interesting blog fodder for a while, eh? But then again, it doesn't surprise me that Ginger would say that... given the photos I've seen of some interesting race attire that cookie has been known to wear! ;-)

Thanks for your guesses! I'll be around to visit some blogs over the next few days...

4 comments:

Badoozie said...

hmmmm, isn't it funny how helpful males can be at times? and if you were at macy's cosmetic counter, they would probably ignore you....sometimes i'm ashamed to say, i use "it" to get help. i mean, whats the use of owning a uterus and boobs at my age, if i can't get something out of it.

Anonymous said...

Although unrelated to your post, me thinks a birthday is just around the corner :)

Let me hopefully be one of the first to wish you a wonderful birthday (I know, I'm a few days early). You look effing smashing for 40 -- just kidding ;)

Sarah Elaine said...

AP - You EFFing brat! I am turning 29 (again), just like you. ;-)

Happy birthday to you, too, guapo. Even though you're a brat, I still love ya!

Robb said...

Too funny! The whole thing is funny Sarah. Happy Birthday girl!