Thursday, October 21, 2010

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wow! I've run out of green quotes! I'll start over from the beginning....

A PostSecret - The “cool kids” in high school were not the ones worth knowing.


I don't remember what brought it up, but I was thinking yesterday about a young man I worked with in the early '80s.

He was a recent college graduate, Jewish, rather naive, very good looking with a great body and amazing thighs, strong features, dark hair and eyes. He was very sweet, but somehow missing something in the head. You'd have to explain things to him three times, three different ways, before he "got it" - even simple jokes. Very literal.

Those were the days when guys always wore suits and ties to work, and he was always impeccably groomed. But - he always showed up in the morning with toothpaste all around his lower lip. One of us older women would have to clean him up.

One day I said to him, "Do you have a mirror in the bathroom? You need to check in the mirror after you brush your teeth, or just before you go out the door."

He said yes, there was a mirror, but he never looked in it. Someone somewhere along the line had told him that looking at one's self in the mirror was a sign of vanity, of a shallow person, so he never looked in mirrors!

Wow. He was absolutely serious.

We explained to him that a quick check isn't vanity, but just making sure everything is presentable.

He married a blind girl.

Sometimes I wonder how he's doing.

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