Wednesday, March 11, 2009

no, actually

Today at the grocery store I ran into another third grade mother from the children's elite private school. In the checkout line, she breezily asked, "Is it true that you own a tattoo store?"

I was a bit taken aback. It turns out there is a rumor circulating around the third grade that I own a tattoo parlor. This mother said, "When I heard it, I thought, 'Oh, I guess that adds diversity.'" (There is always an ongoing self-flagellation at our school over our diversity, or lack thereof. The quintessential family from our school would consist of a hedge fund manager, his size zero, bleached blonde trophy wife, and their adorable children with either old-fashioned names or last names for first names).

"Actually, I was a litigator," I said. "No diversity there."


Silliyak said...

You could have added, "So sue me"

the Drunken Housewife said...

I wish I were as clever as you, Silliyak.

Missy said...

Lovely answer.

The fact that she actually said "adds to the diversity" makes that the most obnoxious comment.