Check out my ass.. of course I mean my assets. Not a day goes by when I don’t get a comment on at least one of them! Today I was in the grocery store when a man came around the corner and said, “Excuse me… how did you get your calves to look like that?” After my giggle I replied, “I was born with them.” He argued that there was no way I could have been born with muscular calves and tiny ankles. I admitted I was a runner and am always very active, but the truth is, they have always been this way! Even my daughter has the same calves! He then smiled and said coyly, “Not that I was staring or anything.”
Before I married John, I traveled for work quite a bit. A few times as I was walking through the airport in my skirt and heels, comments would come up from behind as people would pass. Once a man mysteriously whispered in my ear that I had the best legs he had ever seen and then he literally disappeared. I couldn’t tell where the comment even came from, but it always brings me a laugh and a smile every time it happens.
If only I could live life backward, I would always be hot! Many years ago I went on a cruise with my sister. When we met in Los Angeles, I was walking toward her with dark blue jeans and a pink sweater on, not tight but slim fitting. As I walked up to her, there was a tap on my shoulder from behind. It was a young man. He gasped as I turned around, and he said, “Oh I’m sorry, from behind, I thought you were a teenager.” This time, my good laugh was shared with my sister. She got to enjoy a touch of my rearview experience.
I think it’s about time for me to enter a “best legs” competition. If it is a contest where only the legs are visible, and the rest of the body is covered, I think I might stand a chance. Maybe I could become famous for my legs! Maybe I should create some crazy product that I could promote as how I got my legs to look this way! I could make millions! That is until everyone figured out the product will never work. Hmmm something for me to think about however.
My other asset is my dog! Every time she is out with me, people comment on her constantly! She is a white golden retriever. Whether on a walk or in the park, I am stopped by multiple people gawking at her and asking, “what kind of dog is that?” When I tell them she is a white golden (or platinum), they usually gasp and say, “Wow, I’ve never seen one of those before!” I know. I hear it every single day. Most people think she is a Great Pyrenees.
The thing is, we all have assets. If you are feeling down and need some human connection or a compliment to lift you up, find your two best assets and take them out for a walk! Remember, if you are over the age of 40, you might always want to be moving forward, hoping all of your possible connections are behind you.
Without my legs and dog, I just might be lost! Enjoy whatever you have that makes you unique! Perhaps it’s a special gift or a plight but it always makes my day.