I’ve been trying to come up with something to put here. Something that doesn’t have to do with work. (Oh, and speaking of work…I now have business cards. Real, official ones that my manager ordered for me. Like with the company logo and MY NAME on them! I’ve never had business cards with my name on them! I look so important now!)
The other day a girl at work (Despite the use of the word “work” this is not a work story. It just happened to take place there. Sorry to all of you who had to go get your reading glasses to even be able to tell that these were actual words and not a faint green line in the middle of a sentence. I just wanted to make sure it was said and since it wasn’t an integral part of the story I thought I should change the font to teeninecy. Is teeninecy a word? And if so how is it spelled exactly?) asked me if I was wearing lavender eyeliner. It was a shade of purple so I said yes. She said she liked it. A couple of days later she asked another girl if she was wearing “Shell eyeshadow by Loreal”? The girl answered, “no, it’s Pale Moon by Estee Lauder.” Now there are two things I find funny about this. First of all I had no idea what the actual shade of my eyeliner was called nor did I know who made it. (Purple Amethyst by Almay…yeah…I looked at it later.) Second, both of these girls could call out shades of eyeshadow and the companies who made them without missing a beat. Wow.
This past week a friend was in the market for a new car. She mentioned that she was looking at Jeep Wranglers. I had to look it up online to be sure what a Jeep Wrangler looked like. I had driven my dad’s Jeep Grand Cherokee so I knew what it looked like, but I really don’t know that much about cars. If I’ve owned it I can pick it out, but other than that I’m lost.
I don’t recognize many major brands. I try on shoes based on how they look and buy them based on how comfortable they are. It doesn’t make a difference to me if they happen to have a fancy name stamped on the inside. I figure most places I go people aren’t going to see the name of the maker of my shoes unless I take them off. I never take my shoes off unless I’m at home where my family could care less who makes my shoes. I’m the same way with purses. Does it have what I am looking for? If so I buy it. If not I don’t. Period. Later when I discover that I bought some fancy brand I’m surprised. I had no idea.
Are we seeing a pattern here? For someone who usually pays close attention to life I find it interesting that I am fairly clueless about those types of things. I am usually a details type person, but for some reason those details just don’t compute.