It's summer and I so want to be tan. Sadly, the melanin never kicked in for me and I am as white as white can be. I still have memories of being a young girl and my sister's boyfriend - now husband- yelling down the beach for me "hey albino!" and cringing with embarrassment. Those memories never seem to diminish. Fast forward roughly 35 years and seeing a woman still hung up about being Casper. So here I am standing stark naked in my bathroom spraying myself with instant tanner prior to my appointment with the orthopedist. Happy with the result, I quickly get dressed and bop off to my appointment.
After waiting for what seemed like forever I am escorted back to the doctor's office only to hear that I need another shot in my knee. Although unhappy with the news, I am relieved that I came prepared (wearing cute shorts now that I have this lovely little tan) so no access issue. With the resident looking on, the doctor takes out the needle and a soaking wet pad of alcohol. Before I could even process what was about to happen, I follow his eyes and stare down in horror as my entire leg tan is streaking down my leg and making puddles on the floor. I am mortified. No one says a word. No laugh! No giggle! Nothing! No eyes meet as all eyes
are on the floor.
As I leave the office, one albino leg, one tan, I realize that no matter how old you are those embarrassing moments continue to bite you in the ass.
Happy Tuesday. ~ ADD