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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:50 PM

And this is one reason why I'm a happy loner.

I have a friend I've known since 1975. Been there for each other off and on.

Out of the blue on the phone tonight, she makes an impassioned (if not irked) plea about some stupid jacket I like to wear when it's cold. A tan L.L. Bean barn jacket I think. She dedicated five minutes to telling me how bad I look in this jacket, to ditch it. I mean it really bugs her.

Well, y'know what? I'm keeping it and I'm wearing it. It hasn't held me back when I do menial errands, etc.

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Reply And this is one reason why I'm a happy loner. (Original post)
no_hypocrisy Nov 8 OP
backtoblue Nov 8 #1
no_hypocrisy Nov 8 #2
backtoblue Nov 8 #4
no_hypocrisy Nov 8 #5
backtoblue Nov 8 #6
GWC58 Nov 8 #7
CozyMystery Nov 8 #3
littlemissmartypants Nov 9 #8

Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:53 PM

1. Is this a regular thing with her?

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:55 PM

2. On rare occasions

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:01 PM

4. If you're like me

It'll just roll on and you'll go on and be cool without her. Shitty thing for her to judge you about imo

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:05 PM

5. I actually thanked her for her suggestion . . . . .

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:09 PM

6. Love it!



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Response to backtoblue (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:02 PM

7. I couldn't care less what people think of how I look.

I like to say concerning my looks in my 20s & 30s I would have cared. In my 40s I may have cared. At 60 I could give 2 shits what people think of my appearance. When at home Im in pjs & slippers. When out sweats and a T-shirt, sneakers, always with a ball cap. However when out for an event, like a banquet, etc. I do try and look my best. Three piece suit, shined black shoes and fedora hat. I do have some standards. 🤔😃

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:00 PM

3. I have friends like that

They are barn coat haters! I can't wear my 20 year old Lands End barn coat without a lot of negative comments. It is useful. I live in the country. Nothing can hurt it. It's 2 front pockets hold my Kindle, wallet, and anything else I need. I like not having to carry a purse. And it's lined with some horse blanket looking fabric, and is very warm.

So I just tell people to go piss up a rope. Find something important to yammer about. I am not a fashion model, nor do I play one on TV.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 02:26 PM

8. I would have been tempted

To ask when she started fashion school. Or I would have lead her on a long, wild goose chase through my entire closet, soliciting opinions on every conceivable thing from my socks belts, hats, scarves, ties, and all to my sexy underwear then politely say that "I hope we never had to have that conversation again! Unless, of course, she decided to change her opinions or keep them to herself."

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