May 27, 2010

Mermaid or Whale !

I received this email again yesterday and I thought it was a real nice one,many of us real women would appreciate.I have never been waif like in my adult life.I have always been overweight or just about right or obese.I envy people who are naturally slim or thin,but when someone goes way overboard to lose weight to show off a skeletal frame,nah! I don't consider skinny beautiful.There should be something to hold onto as I hear many men say.There is so much of us to love:>.

Recently, in a large French city, a poster featuring a young, thin and tanned woman appeared in the window of a gym.


A middle aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question pose d by the gym.

To Whom It May Concern:

Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans). They have an active sex life, they get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins, stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Barren Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia. Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs. They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.

Mermaids don't exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human? They don't have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them, not to mention how could they have sex? Therefore they don't have kids either. Not to mention who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?

The choice is perfectly clear to me; I want to be a whale.

P.S. : We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver and a coffee with my friends. With time we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy. Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, "Good gosh, look how smart I am!"

1 comment:

  1. the last line was hilarious! I read out this particular piece to Sathya & he was like, “see, I told you...”

    He is 30 kgs over-smart!

    The story is very relevant. Kudos to the old lady: Well -articulated response to the ad.


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