I Ordered the Humble Pie for Dessert, Not the Pompous Pudding

The Luncheon at the Country Club was lovely—the view of the golf course leading out to the majestic spread of the mountains, the bougainvillea blowing in the breeze, diamond rings glistening with self-conceit…They were all quite effective in eliciting a wry eye.  For all of my misgivings I had going into the luncheon, I didn’t think I’d walk out feeling so okay about my life.  I feared what the established ladies would think of my job or the level of my involvement as an alum.  They weren’t interested much in the former and they were appeased by the latter when I assured them I kept busy.  What I didn’t anticipate was hearing the shallow tales of yuppydom.  They talked so big to convince me of their happiness, but I think it was more for their sake than mine. 
I may not be where I want just yet, but at least I have a plan.  I’m not letting life lead me around like a dog on a leash.  I don’t need to make someone feel small just so I can feel big.  I’m no gossipmonger and I do maintain a high degree of decorum, no matter what I say in jest.  I’m happy being me and doing my thing, and for once in a great long time, that’s enough.  So I’ll sit and eat this delightful slice of life…it kinda tastes like blackberry.

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3 Responses to I Ordered the Humble Pie for Dessert, Not the Pompous Pudding

  1. The Pink Fairy says:

    dude…i’d rather be you anyday. you rock.

  2. ladylatte says:

    I like your tude!
    I was at the Country Club a month ago, for my reunion and I simply walked out as I felt bored with the crowd and the success stories of my fellow CalPoly alumni. I refused to wear a name sticker and I was way underdressed for the occasion. Maybe they all thought I was a visitor of the establisment who got lost.
    So, more power to you !

  3. Weltsie says:

    I agree! I think your goals are focused and you don’t rely on anyone else for your happiness besides you, which gives you a leg up on any and all of these “High Society Ladies”!

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