Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sunday Scribblings - "Invisible"

Older women (especially in the West) say that they become “invisible” (to service personnel like waiters, doormen, etc, I’m guessing, as well as men in general) once they cross the magic age of 40. My take on that is that no matter what your age, you’re invisible if you’re the quiet, shy type who doesn’t like drawing attention to herself by a raised voice – witness me.

The moral of this is - if you want attention, be the vessel that makes the most noise.

Being an empty vessel, of course, is optional.

4 comments:

Nanka said...

LOL!!...and you did make a lot of noise and I too am on the wrong side of 40 ;D

ummon said...

in some places, even your race makes you invisible (or too visible) :(

Nita Jo said...

This post made me smile. I've been both the shy, quiet one or at times very visible and a "take charge" personality. I enjoy your writing!

Shyam said...

Nanka: I'm pretty noisy on my blog :)

Ummon: yes. Sadly.

Nita Jo: Thank you! You look so pretty in your profile pic!