#1031 I am gorgeous
Tuesday 4th August, 2009
I am about to start my second year of university next term and want to update my status. In my first year I was unpopular. Mostly because I dated someone who was also unpopular and so everyone else avoided us. I’ve just dumped him and want to start all over again. I am gorgeous. All my family say so. So how can I make everyone else notice my hotness and hang out with me. I don’t know what to do.
la la la la la – go Grease Lightning!
Sorry, for a second there I had flashbacks to the best of the highschool musicals – minus Zac Elf-face. Wow, so you’re all grown up and ‘gorgeous’ and going to uni. Are you sure you haven’t time shifted reality and ended up in a bad version of Mean Girls, complete with hair flicks across the cafeteria and ‘he’s mine, not yours’ claims on menfolk?…
This is university right, not Beverly Hills, The Hills or Gossip Girl?… Maybe such cultural iconography appeals to you. I would advise you to leave the ‘hotness’ rating well alone. You may be in for a short sharp shock. Unless your family really are objectively astute, with – perhaps – a higher moral intelligence that you seem to possess.
You want to put yourself as the Star of the show? Has it occured to you that this place is 1. occupied and 2. out of bounds? Perhaps your recently dumped ‘unpopular’ boyf has something to say on this monitoring of the social hierarchy in this way.
Can I tentatively sugggest that by university all such ‘leagues’ have been shaken up and knocked out of play. What were once the popular crowd at secondary school are not necessarily in place by the time you reach higher education and if they continue to be a part of your social script then it is likely that they too are tyring to find their own social footing. So my advice is two-fold. First, the suggestion that such rating and slating is crass and stupid. Second, this causes issues for your scale of ‘hotness’. You could offer yourself up to your Facebook network for a hotness rating. There is, I do believe, an application where you can rate friends and friends can rate you. Think how gorgeous you’ll be then! *gasp*
Can I be your friend too?!
One word to sum up: Precocious. Why don’t you concentrate on the positives; create a lovely, cheerful and appealing persona. Then you shall be ‘popular’ and, perhaps, even well liked. You’re playing with fire by courting a popularity contest. Leaving yourself wide open for criticism and too many changes of hair colour. Trust me, I’ve been there.Tweet