I was walking back from Whole Foods, and there were young people on one corner raising money for a cause. One of the women called out to me and said, “Excuse me!” And I just said sheepishly, while crossing the street with my reusable grocery bag, “I’m so sorry…”
And she yelled sincerely, “Oh my gosh! You look so tired! I’m sorry!” and let me continue on my journey.
At first I was relieved to be granted a reprieve from a pitch on some cause I probably support but don’t want to support by giving money while walking on a street. But then I thought, “WAIT HOW TIRED DO I LOOK RIGHT NOW?!” The walk to the grocery store was supposed to be refreshing and envigorating!
I know I look big, and I know I have bags under my eyes, but I really thought I was pulling this whole thing off masterfully.