This Is Funny.

Today my grandma forced me out into the world to get a job. She kept saying "I'm not forcing you" as she pushed me out the door.

I am an actress and I have some personal issues with my self image. It has taken me awhile to try to be myself, and I am still working at it.

On the car ride to the place where my interview was she precedes to tell me "You are to much of an independant thinker. Don't you know the saying when in Rome do as the Romans do? "

So I say "I'm not going to sacrifice who I am to fit in with others."

So she says " You should try to be more normal. You can't just be eccentric and unique and not care what others think of you."

So I retort " I have had a lot of trouble trying to find out who I am and I am not about to change myself so others find me agreeable. "

So she says in all seriousness "You are going to end up living in a box"


I seriously almost peed my pants.

This was all triggered by my socks being to different lengths.

I try to be nice to her. But somehting about her just gets me mad.

LaurusAzorica LaurusAzorica
18-21, F
3 Responses Jun 30, 2009

Different length socks ?!!!<br />
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You are a square yourself!<br />
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I ALWAYS wear different colours!!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts somehowthirty :)<br />
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You are right about the tough love thing. I think i am too sensitive.

Thanks for the comment. I agree with what your saying about the job thing and my appearances.<br />
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I don't live with her though. I live with my mom. My nana just likes to decide how everyone will live their lives.<br />
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I'm sorry I'm venting. I probably sound like an *** but she does this stuff and is always criticizing me. Nothing I do is ever good enough.

"Nothing I do is ever good enough."

What are you doing? You didn't indicate anything that you were doing to further your life. It sounds to me, from your own description, that you aren't doing anything substantive and that's exactly what your grandmother is concerned about.

Why don't you try actually LISTENING to what she is saying? I assume she is significantly older than you are, which means she just MIGHT have some life experience which you can benefit from if you would just get out of the little world you've created in your mind long enough to partake of her wisdom.