Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Something That Strangers Used To Ask ME. Close Your Eyes.



Here's something that's kind of odd that I was thinking of the other day. When I was between about 8 and 11 for some reason my eyelids looked kind of blueish sometimes. I'm assuming it was veins in my eyelids that made them look blueish but it wasn't like you could see veins or anything. It was just that sometimes that looked blueish. I don't know.

And I can't recall if it was only when it was cold outside or not.

But what I DO recall is that at least on 30 - 40 occasions somebody - usually a stranger - would be looking at me and ask, "Are you wearing eye shadow?"

Or worse yet they would look at me with a confused look and say, "Close your eyes for a second."

WHO THE HELL ASKS A KID WHO'S A STRANGER TO CLOSE THEIR EYES??

Then they would either say, "Oh. OK." And and kind of nod their head in a "Just what I expected" kind of way or ask, "Are you wearing eye shadow?"

And nobody has ever said that since I was 11. Has anyone ever heard of this? I never thought to tell my mom at the time so she could ask the doctor so it remains a mystery.

10 comments:

Dominica said...

are you papa Smurf Zibbs ?

Dr Zibbs said...

Dominica - Yes.

sybil law said...

I always knew there was something Smurfy about you...

jenji said...

I suppose it's better than hearing:

"Close your eyes and stick out your hand for a second."

As a kid, I would often hear how "peaked" I looked, as if I had any idea wtf that meant. I went on a little rant about strangers and their inability to mind their own business not too long ago.

Check it out if you like.

http://jenjiworld.blogspot.com/2010/05/double-standard.html

jenji

madtexter (corey james) said...

What!? That's ridiculous. When I was a kid and had somebody asked me that, I would've immediately asked 'what for?'

Reminds me of when I was a kid and it was picture day at school. I used to have these purple circles under my eyes, and mentioned it to my mom...so, she proceeded to put coverup makeup under my eyes so my picture wouldn't look weird. You gotta love my mom; she didn't want anyone to make fun of my purple circles, so she did what she had to. Now, everything is air-brushed the crap out of.

Today, sometimes I use a little concealer on my old bags after I've had a rough night. Works like a charm.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

If you had been a girl this would be considered a blessing...

The Jules said...

Reminds me of the time the priest told me I had a bald patch . . .

Dr Zibbs said...

Madtexter- makeup eh?? May need to look into that.

Scope said...

When you closed your eyes, did they punch you and take your money?

I know people who would have done that.

Dr Zibbs said...

Scope - were you there?