Friday, April 28, 2006

Switching Cultures

I work with almost all Puerto Rican women. The other day one of my sweetest kindest co-workers said, "Oh, Beth, you are getting too skinny." I was immediately thrilled, but then pretended to be embarrassed and told her it was only from the stress of the marathon training and not to worry the weight would be back on soon enough. In the next breath, she said, "Oh don't worry you still have your big butt." You see, a big butt in the Puerto Rican culture is a sight of beauty, therefore I am totally desirable to that culture.

Too bad I married a Pollock. (Is that how you spell a person of Polish decent?)


Robb said...

Nothing beats a compliment...right? That's really quite funny.

And, why is being married to a polish dude a bad thing? Hmmmm...I wonder...?

Have a terrific weekend.

susie said...

Take compliments anyway you get them...and congrats on Boston. That's an accomplishment.

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

lol...I have a big butt, too.

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

I think that means you married a kind of fish actually. :)

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Jack said...

I have a polish coworker (from the old country) whose wife and sister-in-law are as skinny as toothpicks. I'm not sure if this is part of their culture or because they all work out at a fitness studio like crazy. I had a good friend in the military from P.R. who liked big butts, it definetely is a "beauty trait" for a lot of P.R.'s. In any case it is interesting to hear about different cultural differences.