Always look presentable

We should always look presentable because you never know who you may bump into.

Over the weekend I bumped into an old school friend whom I have not met for 25 years! I knew she looked familiar and was a school or classmate but I got the school mixed up but she remembered my name! Amazing! I was never really very outstanding in school so I’m surprised she remembered my name.

When I got home, I quickly had a look at myself at the mirror and I was unhappy to find that I looked terrible! I had just washed my hair in a hurry and it was still wet when I left the house so it looked straggly and unkempt. My face was not made up. It looked pale and tired. I wished I had done a bit more to make myself look more presentable. Hahaha.

On the bright side. She still recognised me after 25 years so despite the straggly hair and pale face maybe I didn’t change that much afterall. Well, only older and heavier but not much different. Hahaha.

Next time I go out, I should take a bit more trouble with my appearance. My hair is usually straggly after being washed in a hurry or oily from not having had time to wash. Theres never any time to have it beautifully styled and blown. I do envy those who have the time to primp themselves up. I never seem to be able to find time for such things even though I’m vain and love to spend time dressing up. I wonder where others find the time to do so.

For me, if I look good, my kids are usually dressed in a hurry. On the other hand if I take the trouble to dress them up and tie the girl’s hair in pretty ribbons etc, then I’m I’ll end up looking like something the cat dragged out. There’s hardly a time when we all look good together. It just takes too much time and effort. Lol!


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8 comments

  1. Tracy says:

    I used to dress up nicely and even put on lipstick when I go to the market but now … sigh … I wear my T and short pants without lipstick.

    When going out, it’s true dat I don’t look nice but my girl will. I usually dress her up nicely. U were right by saying ‘It just takes too much time and effort’. But guess I need to put some ‘paint’ and ‘alter’ a bit of myself else ppl will start calling me ‘Ah Poh’ (hahaha).

    Or worse still, they will think you are your girl’s Ah Poh. Haha.

     

  2. lilian says:

    Yayaya, going grocery shopping is the worst. Don’t feel like dressing up and wham, I met an ex-colleague who is an aerobic class instructor. Ammah, mana mau lari. Moral of the story, take time to prim a bit or else the self-esteem too dented.

    Ya lor, wah toh si beh chai loh dat time..

  3. Mommy to Chumsy says:

    hahaha….before I became a mom, i remember telling my friend that i always see children all dressed up nicely when I go to the mall. But when I look at the parents, most of the time they were haggard or have unkept hair. LOL. Now I know why.

    Hahaha. Yes, by the time I’m finished dressing them nicely, I’m sweating profusely, my makeup (if I bothered) all runny.

  4. KittyCat says:

    You’re not alone, MG! And our family fits Mommy to Chumsy’s observation above – Lucas is the best dressed and Mummy here is the worst. I hope the friend you met is a nice one – I would cry if I look my worst meeting one I especially dislike (or jealous oflah!) hehehe πŸ˜‰

    Oh its just a neutral one but if its one of those that you dislike faster walk away and pretend dunno loh. Hahaha.

  5. Judy says:

    MG, not because I am afraid who I might meet but I always must have a shower, wash my hair before I leave the house. Sometimes my husband asks me to go to the local supermarket with him, I will decline if I have not had a shower or if I have not washed my hair. A bad habit liow.

    I am sure you look presentable otherwise your long lost friend wouldn’t have called you lah. πŸ™‚

    Well, I did shower and wash my hair but I didn’t blow dry the hair thats why it looked so awful. Hehe.

  6. Mama BoK says:

    You know what .. MG..! it always seems to me.. that when i looked the worst.. that’s when i get to meet all sorts of ppl in the mall.. muahahahha!!

    Yaya. When all dressed up and looking good dat time, donch bump into anybody. Haha.

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