Monday, June 18, 2012
Remember, You're a Lady
When I was a kid my mom always gave me little tips before leaving the house. For example, when I'd go to the neighbor's to play I would be told, "Remember, don't overstay your welcome." When I was going to school she reminded me, "Remember, you're not always the boss." Once I hit 21, she began the "Remember, you're a lady" routine. Whether in person, on the phone, or via text message, every time I'm going to a show, having a party, etc. I am offered her sage advice, "Remember, you're a lady." I'm pretty sure all she means is "Don't embarrass yourself too badly." So far, I think I've done okay. Yes, I've tipped over for no reason and ended up wondering where that bruise came from the next morning, and maybe I've been shushed a few times because I am unable to control the volume of my voice after a couple of gin and sodas. However, I never pull out weird stripper moves while dancing, I have never ridden a mechanical bull, and I always know better than to get in cars with strangers. So I think I'm in the black on this one. Essentially, I've decided that in order to remain ladylike while imbibing one must simply avoid the following drunk girl stereotypes: Woooo! girl, giving strangers your life story girl, aggro girl, or crying girl. So there you go - throw on some heels, order a highball, and remember, YOU are a lady!