Sunday, June 14, 2009
A thicker skin?
Mr. Riot Kitty has been munching these oranges from Trader Joe's that are so huge, I had to do a double-take at the store to make sure they weren't grapefruit. Seriously!
So I asked him how he could eat a whole one in one sitting.
"They're actually not that much bigger than regular oranges," he noted. "They just have very thick skins."
He wasn't kidding: the skins on these babies were about 3/4 of an inch thick.
So during brunch today, he was peeling one and I mused, "I wish I had skin that thick."
I can be sensitive, let things get to me even when they're from people who I shouldn't give a fuck about.
Mr. RK grinned and gave me a new possibility with each peel.
"If you had a skin this thick" - rip! - "you could be a corporate public relations person." (In our house, that's akin to "scum of the earth," right up there with pay day lenders and people who think homeless people want to be homeless.)
"Or," he continued - rip! - "you could be a copywriter for a military recruiting office."
"Or," - rip! - "a public relations person for the IRS."
Picture this the next time someone claims you have a personality flaw - or just tell them to fuck themselves, whatever makes you happier! :)