To the two ladies, in their 60s, who openly, loudly, and unabashedly laughed at, pointed at, and bullied another lady in Sears, shame on you.
The lady who was the object of their bullying appeared to be the same age as them, but that’s where the similarities ended.
Whereas the bullies wore drab, boring clothes that matched their hair and makeup, the bullied woman sparkled and flashed from her shock of blonde hair that refused to be tamed by her bejewelled hat to her dangerously high bright pink heels. What she might have lacked in style she more then made up for in confidence.
I can only cringe as I imagine how many young women and girls have these two bullies as their role models.
I can only hope that those young women see their behaviour for what it is — bullying. When given the chance, I hope they will choose not to belittle, but to admire and find strength in people who dare to be different.
After my sister and I got over our shock, we decided that intervention wasn’t needed. We agreed that drab and drabbier were already being punished with their choice of being that matched well their old, boring shoes.
To Ms. Elderly Diva rockin’ the pink heels - you go girl. One day, if I’m lucky, I’ll strut my stuff with half the confidence you have.