So, I paint my nails pretty regularly these days. I also work as a barista/cashier pretty regularly these days. A few weeks back, I had a customer come in, a fairly typical, sheltered, suburban soccer mom, and she ordered a latte from me. She saw my brightly colored nails and said, “Wow, you’re so brave! My son asked me about painting his nails, and if it’s okay for boys to do that. Now I’ll tell him there’s a cool guy who does it too!” It was a nice moment, very cute.
Then, last week, she came in again, and said, “Hey, I’m so glad you’re here! I want you to meet someone!” She then brings her son forward, and says, “Okay sweetie, show him what you did!” And he throws his hands up, showing off his bright, sparkling blue nails. He shows them off, and I show mine off to him. He smiles. We fist bump.
Guys, I’ve only wanted to cry once at work before, and that was when someone ordered a large dry soy cappuccino on ice.
This time, though. This was a good cry.
So many problems could be resolved simply by talking to the other person. Yes, sometimes it’s hard, but it’s also necessary and avoiding the issue only makes it worse. Talk to them. They’ll listen and they’ll be glad to help. And if they don’t? It’s time to move on to someone who will. Until you have that discussion the only one to blame is you. Your friend isn’t a mindreader and won’t know there’s a problem if you don’t say anything. Do both of you a favor and TALK.
A piece of explanation to my mood and Kung Fu Panda spam:
just as much as a man can
chibikanakonyu replied to your post: ♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣!! (And I had a hearty laugh at…
I was there to celebrate YOUR birthday, not anyone else’s! xD But if it had been possible, I would have stayed until now or something. :’D
Yes I know, but I kind of really need a hug right now. Sorry for being whiny, but yeah, I miss your hugs very very much. Next time we need at least a proper long weekend.
A really cool looking cherry tree in the field.
I want to live beneath it, seriously. I can feel it calling on me.
Oh… Oh. I… Thank you, I’m currently feeling pretty fragile, but this made me smile, thank you. I wanna get to know you, too.
|♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣♣!! (And I had a hearty laugh at the last symbol... xD)|
It’s not really fair I guess, because I’m sick, but damn I almost wish you would have come this weekend instead. ;u;
(And yeah, the last one is awesome. XD)
Thought that I would send you this picture of this really cool cherry tree.
Oh God Stingy, don’t do this to me. I just want to build a nest beneath it when it’s flowering or when the leaves are green and fresh and I can just hide there. I’d love to see more pics of this tree some day. ;u;
Kung Fu Panda (2008)- Master Oogway
|*huggles* *brings a cup of your favourite tea. and some cookies, yes, cookies are good* *cuddles*|
Thank you, I’m feeling a little better now. However, please be prepared for spamming of things that make me happy but might not make any sense.