Saturday, 3 December 2011

Translucent Skin Part Two

I recently met up with a couple of friends I hadn't seen in a while. 

These were the opening comments:

Friend 1: Oh, you look pale. Doesn't she? Paler than before? What happened?

Friend 2: Ya, are you sick?


Always nice to hear that.

Especially considering, as previously mentioned, I am here for the sun (and by association, the tan). 

Unfortunately, I looked at a photo from earlier in the year and I think they're right…

Also earlier in the year, did I ever tell you about the time I was in class, teaching, and suddenly one of my students paused in wide-eyed wonder and said;

Student: Miss…your arm-hair is golden…

No? Well it's not golden anymore!!


As I sat in my car, driving to work, I pondered upon this conundrum….


Why am I suddenly pale??

Because I haven't changed anything in my life…

Have I..?

But I must solve this, because I don wan pale!


The sun was blazing through my window. 

I congratulated myself for not reaching for my shades - well done me, this window tinting thingy works, money well spent!


And suddenly the answer was blindingly obvious. 

[not my actual window...]

Window tinting. 

I just got all the windows in my car tinted!

And what was the promo line? Something like, "Cuts out "78% of harmful UVA/UVB rays"

At the time;

Me: Ooh, I know about that from the sun screen bottles. Sun screen is good for health. Stops you getting cancer. This must be good too. What excellent technology.


Me: Holy cow, those are the tanning rays!?! I have lost my daily 2 hour tanning session. What was I thinking?!?!

Biggest mistake of my life...

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