No need to feel sorry for me; I did a boneheaded thing. The nurse actually wore glasses and braces, so it wasn't like she was that big of a stretch from Ugly Betty--only I would like to think of her as a more visually appealing version of Ugly Betty. Anyway, no amount of backpedaling was going to free me from the rapid quicksand I lucidly entered. The bottom line is, I have a habit of making excruciatingly stupid comments. It's about time I start carrying a shoehorn to help pry my foot out of my mouth.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
It's interesting how different men and women are. I think we tend to read much more into things (for better or worse) than our male counterparts. Case in point, Ryan really ticked off a female nurse this week. As he started telling me this story, I was thinking, "My gosh, what did you do? Yell at her? Slam her with a sarcastic put down? Mock her as she walked away?" No, he made the fatal mistake of commenting that she looked like America Fererra. Now Ryan thinks America Fererra is a cute girl. He doesn't think of her as "larger" or "plus size" the way she could be viewed, especially by Hollywood standards. He sincerely meant it as a compliment. But as his shift went on and he continued to receive vibes of seething hatred from this much-offended nurse, she finally felt the need to inform Ryan, "She (America Fererra) is a fat @#*!" Well, alrighty then! I think there's much less of a chance that a male would've reacted the same way. Could you imagine a guy responding to someone saying, "Hey, you look a lot like Jon Travolta," by snapping back, "Jerk, are you saying I have love handles?" That said, I feel sorry for Ryan. I can tell he felt really bad for offending this person.