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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mermaid or Whale

I get joke and story emails all the time. Most of them I read and delete. Every now and then I get one that I just have to share. This is one of them. I hope you like this as much as I do.

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Recently, in large French city, a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said:


¨THIS SUMMER DO YOU WANT TO BE A MERMAID OR A WHALE?¨


A middle aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed by the gym.


To Whom It May Concern:


Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans).. They have an active sex life, they get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Barren Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia. Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs. They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.


Mermaids don't exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human? They don't have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them not to mention how could they have sex? Therefore they don't have kids either. Not to mention who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?


The choice is perfectly clear to me; I want to be a whale.


P.S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver and a piece of chocolate with my friends. With time we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy. Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, ¨Good gosh, look how smart I am...¨


As many of you know I'm aways dieting or looking at a way to get rid of a few extra pounds. Well this is a whole new way of looking at this. I'm all in for being a whale. :)

4 comments:

siteseer said...

puts a little perspective on things doesn't it? Think I'll try for moderation.... no need to be a whale either lol

Becki said...

Fun story :D I'd die as either one, since I'm not a strong swimmer ;)

Ann said...

I've seen that one before and it's a good one. Thanks for sharing it

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

Great story! And SO TRUE!!