Tuesday, May 5, 2009
While I intended open with the results of my personal 100 day challenge, I have to vent about a situation that occured today.
I have a 45 minute commute to work each day and when I get in, I need a moment to get myself together. As I was signing in, the secretary addressed me as India.Arie. (I twisted my hair over the weekend). I ignored her. She said it again and again, I ignored her. There was a hush over the office. I still pretended to be so self absorbed with my phone and brief case. I walked out of the office without acknowledging her comment. I left her hanging. There were parents and other visitors in the office while this dummy was yelling out India.Arie and I played her close by walking out.
About 30 minutes later, I saw her AGAIN in the atrium, alone, and AGAIN, this dumb ass makes the following comment: "India.Arie is coming to town and I am wondering if you two are in competition." I told her: "I have NOT changed my name and do not appreciate your addressing me as anything differently. Furthermore, it really pisses me off when people comment about how I choose to wear my hair." She began to apologize. I told her sure but watch what you say to people!
I am not the angry Black Woman with kinky hair. I was in a good mood but suffering from hormonal issues and dealing with being folded up in a vehichle 45 minutes, pushing it to get to work on time! Today was not her lucky day to "f" with me.
As my 40th birthday gets closer, I have become quite frank with my responses to dumb sh!t. I don't bother nobody and will not tolerate ignorance.
I choose to wear my hair without a relaxer. For sistas who choose chemicals, I have never shunned them or tried to get them on our team. Each person has to make decisions that are best for them. It irks me when we cast judgment upon others when a full length mirror is needed to look at our own lives. Live and let live. The world would be so much better if we thought before we spoke.
Ok, I've vented!