Pass the salt, Flatty

November 17, 2014 admin

After watching +Works’ new ad campaign, Change comes one +Voice at a time, a woman shared a story she suddenly realized had stuck with her for fifty years:

“When I was thirteen, I was in a little restaurant having a soda with my seventh grade friend.  We watched in awe as two beautiful women, dressed to the nines, came in and sat down next to us. They were, in our eyes, perfectly put together and quite glamorous.

When their food came to their table, one of them looked over and down at my thirteen-year-old self, smacked my upper arm dismissively and said, with a smirk, ‘Pass the salt, Flatty,’ clearly commenting on my under-developed teen body.

Ashamed and horrified, I passed her the salt and burst into tears then and there, unable to control my reaction to those grown-up mean girls.”

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Words matter because they stick with people, sometimes for years and years. Watch +Works’ new ad campaign on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1po4rlm, and share any stories the ads stir up in you. Email us at aware@positivethinkingworks.org.

 

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