Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Piggy Dress

I was one of those kids.  You know the annoying know-it-all.  I was so much better than everyone because, well I was.  I was pretty darn awesome in my head, and thought I was just too cool for school.  Be it because I was NOT from here, so I was therefore, better than these hillbillies, or because I lived on the LAKE and they lived in a trailer or just a house in the middle of nowhere.  See? I was totally better.

Don’t ask me why it was so important to be better than everyone else, it just was.

Enter the piggy dress.

Now, I should also mention I have the worst memory EVER.  I remember hating this dress and thinking it was butt ugly.  And it WAS.  Long sleeved – knee length, peachy pink with freaking pigs all over it.  It was a hand-me-down.  From people who I did not even like because I was SOO much better than them.  But apparently, that did not stop me from wearing it.

And wear it to my best-friends birthday party I did.  And I apparently went on and on about how it was the coolest dress ever.  I have no idea why.  Maybe my 7 year old self knew it was butt ugly and this was my plan of attack.  Declaring the absolute ugliest thing cool would make it so? Who knows? I don’t even remember.

However? It is on tape.  Forever, I will be on a tape at this friend’s house declaring the piggy dress cool and anyone not wearing it, so not cool.  Forever, it will be brought up EVERY DAMN TIME I see them.  And me? Forever embarrassed.  Because it WAS A DAMN UGLY DRESS and I knew it then.  Because I was a stupid kid.  And because the people who have always known you, always know how to embarrass you at any time.

And even as an adult, I can’t stand to show a weakness. And no, I do not have any photographic proof of this.

This weeks prompt was to write about an embarrassing moment in your life. This is just one of the many. ;)

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