An actual conversation I had the other day. I was amused, and I figured I’d share.
Elle: I told my real estate agent yesterday that I design jewelry because she was like, “Real estate is my day job, but I actually have my MFA in Color Theory”
And I said, “Guess what I do?”
SHE WAS SO EXCITED
and then really confused because the next words out of her mouth were “But I never see you wear any jewelry.”
Elle: And I was like, “Yeah, it’s because I don’t…”
Aimeé: Why not?!
Elle: I JUST DON’T DAMMIT
BECAUSE WHEN I GO TO PRESCHOOL I GET INTERROGATED BY A BUNCH OF THREE FOOT HIGH DETECTIVES WHO WANT TO KNOW ALL ABOUT MY JEWELRY!!!!
Aimeé: So? Teach them well and let them lead the way
“Well Andrew, this is a silky color shifting pink sapphire set in rose gold with diamonds. Your mommy said she wants one too. Here is my business card, give it to your daddy.”
This seems like it might work.
It’s also slightly diabolical.
Aimeé: Or, just give them really long boring answers so they never ask again.
Elle: They were like, “Is that a necklace?” and then “OOOOOO a NECKLACE!…..”
“You have a ring too!”
“Ohhhhh!! A RING!”
“Your necklace is RED.”
I’m like, “No, it’s reddish pink.”
I don’t think the parents send their kids to preschool to learn about gem terms…