Today's Blog All of May's prompt is things that make me uncomfortable.
1. Racism. I can't take racist jokes, stereotypes and just plain prejudice. I always think, "What makes you think you are any better than them? You are just as trashy and stupid as you are saying they are." So as a tip, don't talk to me about how Provo High "is just so full of Mexicans! I am going to send my teenagers to a different school." I want to punch your ignorant face. Diversity is great people!
2. In the same vein as racism, I really get uncomfortable when people talk negatively about homosexuality. And if you are talking to me and you say that something is "gay", I get super bugged. Just stop. If you are still living in the dark ages and you use "gay" as a derogatory term, just stop. Please stop.
3. People talking about politics in church. The fact is, Mormons aren't all republicans. There used to be a lot more republican Mormons, but people are changing and change is good. Thinking for yourself is good. So there are times that things get dicey in church classes when someone brings up gay marriage or health care. Leave it at home, folks.
4. Running into people from high school. I lived in Southern California for 5 1/2 years when I got married and I never saw anyone I went to high school with. That was nice. Now, I see people all the time and I hate it. If I wanted to talk to you, I would have kept in touch after high school. One time, some guy came up to me and was all "Whitney Peterson! How are you?!" And I said, "Who? My name isn't Whitney." I lie sometimes. It's best for everyone.
5. The size of my legs. The fact is this: I will always have thicker legs. I just will. But I should be grateful. They are really strong and they can do hard things. Like take me on runs for miles. And I did climb Mt. Timpanogos last fall, all 16 miles. But dang it, they will never be long and willowy. Just short and thick. Oh well.