Today’s post is a fun, light-hearted poke at a serious truth.
Everyone judges, and yes, you do too.
Just look at me. I mean, those shades are fucking ridiculous. And yes I already know what you are thinking.
What a tool.
I knew that was going to happen when I put them on too. But my date didn’t believe me. We went biking along the strand yesterday and as we were taking the bikes out I went to grab a pair of sunglasses and I saw my White Oakley’s. I purchased these about a year ago, and for way too much money as well, and I had not worn them in quite some time.
Chiefly because of all the attention that they get.
And not really good attention either. I told her that something was going to happen just by wearing these glasses. She laughed, and I told her just watch. About 15 minutes later we are biking by the street and a car drives by yelling,
“YEAAAAAAAHHHH BROOOOOO WHAT’S UPPPPPP”
I look at her and she laughing her ass off. I’m just getting roasted by passerbys. But it even got better. As we neared the Hermosa Pier there are three surfers getting out of the water and walking to their cars as I am passing by them. After I pass by them I turn around and look at my date who is considerably farther behind me at this point. I look at her and I make the “Loser Sign” with my hand on my forehead to let her know that I am biking faster than her. When she caught up to me, she while laughing informed to me that the surfers thought I was talking about them and yelled back,
Just as when I saw them and I thought “what a bunch of kooks” they thought “what a fucking tool.” Got to love how we all judge at first sight! Hahaha and now by this point the Oakley’s had just become a meme and then my date and I turned them into a photoshoot. Concluding the events of the day, the date went well and the whole day was great, we thoroughly enjoyed wearing the shades, but the lesson was noted.
If you dress like a tool you will be perceived as one.
And this is just part of the lesson that everyone judges. Sometimes it is correct, sometimes it is wrong, but people do it all the time, everyday, and this won’t be changing anytime soon. So take my example of my White Oakley’s to heart, think about how you present yourself and how you want other people to react to you.
Yesterday I totally did not care about what these people thought, but I fully understood that this was likely to happen when I chose to wear those sunglasses before we headed out. I could have played it low-key and wore regular shades, but instead I went for the clout.
And hey I got it, but I also got trolled too.
So let it be known, how you present yourself is how you will likely be treated. And whether the reactions you get are justified or not, this is largely immaterial. Because much of how you look is in your control, and it is a choice as to whether you want to risk these reactions by presenting yourself in such a manner.
Don’t let this stop you necessarily from dressing like a tool, I did it yesterday and trust me I am going to do it again, but I will say that I am not going to be complaining one bit when I catch some flak for it.
And I know I will. These Oakley’s are a flak magnet.
But damn. I do look good in them.