A to Z on my mind:-
R is for Reputation:- I was a very happy person in my last job. Khakis and cardigans and sneakers to wear at work. How much comfortable can one get. Too bad the department was closed and now I am in customer service (again) and back in business attire.
I would hand it to my Mom for teaching me about the things that are important in this worldly world. As a teenager I used to have at least four pair of pumps while only one pair of sneakers and mostly classic clothes rather than yearly fads. While classy clothes do not hamper any comfort, pumps however kill your feet. So what do we do ? We put up with the pain. People say that our reputation matters most in two places. One is our prayer houses and the other is work place. She was right. Do I want to teach the same things to younger generation I wouldn't know.
Getting old makes it harder to keep up with our reputation of being a well dressed, well put together salesperson. No matter how much makeup I put or how classy my suit is, if I did not sleep good because of one asthma attack after another, I will not look good. So I asked my manager, if I can do some other task, as I look like a train wreck, she quickly said, "I know-" then she corrected herself and said, "I an sorry I did not mean it that way, what I meant was that asthma attacks can be bad." This is fine. I like honesty. Do I need to worry about my new nickname "train wreck" ? No!
"Do not worry so much about how society perceives you that you forget who you are." I heard something like this on a nighttime television show, believe it or not.