Sunday, October 7, 2012

White Trash

Some people aren't sensitive to being called names. I am not one of those people. Today I was called "white trash" by someone I barely even know.

My fb status today was this : "In the 40's and I still haven't put on real shoes...I am the flip flop Queen :)"

A few minutes after I posted it a girl who was a year behind me in high school (and who I think I have never spoken to in real life) posted this...


I know that she was directly referring to me because later in her comments she directly quoted the "flip flop queen" part of my status. I seriously don't understand how you can call someone "white trash" simply based on wearing flip flops in cold weather. And I really don't understand why I even let this bother me that she called me that. I know that I am not "white trash" (I paid good money for this tan, she could have at least said light brown trash). I am not on food stamps or welfare. And even if I was that still would not constitute me as "trash".

I sent her a private message. It said this...


She did not respond, but I feel better for letting her know that words can be hurtful.


In unrelated news I am on fall break! We went out of town this weekend for The Rockstar's 25th high school reunion. It was as good as could be expected for a spouse at a high school reunion. It was actually nice to spend the whole weekend alone with The Rockstar. Normally we would stay at his dad's house, but this time we decided to get a room...bow chicka wow wow :)

We got up early this morning and after visiting his family we headed back home. I am about to make the first pot of chili for the season. This white trash girl may not be ready for shoes, but I sure am ready for cold weather food :)

23 comments:

Sarah said...

I'll make a judgement about her! How very she! What a nasty, rude and superficial person.

Loves you muchly, you beautifully tanned flip-flop queen xxxx

speck said...

Well at first I thought this was going to be a funny post. I'm not laughing anymore. :(

You are way better as a person than me because I wouldn't have been able to respond back as classy as you did.

It's a shame people have to be rude and ugly but it is a part of life.

At least now that she showed you who she is, you can make the decision not to be acquaintances with her. BLOCK!

I'm sorry that happened to you.

Your roomie.

Z said...

First, very classy in your part. Second, very trashy in her part. third, delete that idiot from your friends list! And fourth, what is fall break and how long is that?

Linda said...

That would have hurt my feelings too. What does your shoe selection have to do with anything? I'm glad you messaged her even if she doesn't answer, you can remind her words hurt. Have a good break.

speck said...

p.s. I was going to post on your FB that, "I'm wearing boots so I can kick some ass" but I am trying so hard to be a better person!!!

Robyn's Nest said...

It is too damn bad that Tennessee is so far away or I would come down and we would show her white trash and toilet paper her house!! (And we would do it while wearing flip flops)

Dani said...

what a B$TCH!!!!!!!
Seriously..... I wear flip flops ALL WINTER LONG!! But also, that is SO RUDE. People these days... I'm glad you messaged her that message, I respect you for not doing something back to her...because thats probably what I would have done! hahahah! My sister would have FLIPPED on someone who did that to me!
Thanks for sharing this...
xoxo
Dani
www.thatfitnesschic.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

I'm with Dani. Whatever! Flip flps rock.

~Miss Lorie~ said...

Oh man, I really hate when people have to be nasty for no reason?
Way to keep it classy! Poor girl wouldn't know white trash if it dumped in her front yard!

May the neighbors dogs shit on her porch.

*hugs*

The Dandy Bandy said...

wow... crazy. I had a similar situation when I deleted someone from my friends on FB she posted "I'm glad you deleted me you are just a stuck up bitch that thinks you're better than everyone else" then below it in the comments she wrote "And your blog about being fat? boring!" then another comment wrote "Bitches with lap-band think they are better all of a sudden" I was in shock..coming from someone who used to be overweight I was apalled. My husband messaged her VERY classy just like you and she ended up removing it and apologizing. People can be so hurtful. Love your white trash flip flops! :)

Tina @ The Bandit Girl said...

Remember how your mama told you not to point fingers cause there were more pointing back at yourself? She just proved that point. You are too classy to stoop to her level and call her names, but I am not....White Trash, whoever you are...Don't mess with our BARBIE! (you handled this WAY better than I would have!)

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

Talk about assumptions. Holy shit - do people without jobs and on welfare always wear flip flops? I had no idea. Some of the flip flops I wear are expensive as shit and I've tried to pay for them with food stamps but they won't let me. People suck. You do not. Also can I say I hate you a lot because you're so pretty in all the BOOBS pictures but then I remember I actually love you so everything is okay, mkay?

Steph said...

Well then I guess the entire state of Florida or at least where I live is considered white trash, because we wear flip flops year round. I wasn't aware that wealthy people were not allowed to wear flip flops either.

I gotta ask, though. If she was someone you never talked to in high school or now, why is she even a freind on Facebook? I always giggle when I get the friends requests from people in school that I never had so much as a conversation with, but friend me just because we went to school together. If they didn't give me the time of day 25 years ago when I wasn't popular, why would I give them the time of day now?

Vanessa said...

That's just nuts! There is no need for people to mean ~ particularly about flip flops! Which I am wearing right now and its 40 degrees here too! yuck ~ she is the white trash girl for behaving so tacky on fb. You rock and dammit - rock your flip flips to the very last day!

Run, Chelle, Run! said...

That's seriously insane. Who does that??? I'm glad you called her out!

Tee said...

love that you did not become white trash and go off on here in a comment on her facebook page, a well written private message was perfect for teaching her a lesson about why we should not judge people on their choice of footwear. now she is the only one who looks like trash :o)

Jen said...

Seriously, WHAT.THE.EFF??? that's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. I hope you defriended her ass as soon as you sent her that very dignified response!!

jennxaz said...

what the hell...what a bitch! I am so sorry that happened..you handled that so well. I am glad you didn't let her get away with her bullying comment and told her how you felt. big hugs girl..big hugs!

Cheri said...

Add me to the list of people SO impressed with how you handled that! You are a teacher, always. :-) Maybe she will learn something from it - your graciousness gave her room to. I admire that so much in you.

Now that I've said that... ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! and ?!?!?!??!?!?! Maybe she was off meds she needed to be on, or on meds she needed to be off? I mean that is just nuts! Who rips into someone like that out of nowhere? Does she want your man? lol

Elizabeth said...

WTF - what a werido - so RUDE!!! your response rocked... I guess everyone in AZ is WT too! I would most def be wearing flip flops right now if work allowed!

Ronnie said...

I have nothing nice to say. Therefore she gets a "Bless her heart."

Beth said...

My little flip flop queen! I actually feel sorry for this woman as she has nothing better to do with her life except rail against flip flops. How incredibly sad. Just think if she put that much time and energy into helping others what a better world this would be. Keep rockin' the flops girl as only you know how!

Harmony said...

You handled that way better than I would have. I am a flip flop queen myself.

I am glad you called her out. I hope she realizes what a douchecanoe her posts were.

Did you delete her?