Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I may be small.....

efficient
treacherous
optimize

^These are the 3 word wednesday words. I have optimized my limited computer/free time by combining them with
The heads or tails prompt! This week the HoT prompt is Brave... Our friend Skittles requests that it must be a true story..
Well, it's funny because I was JUST telling this true story to a few friends JUST last week!
I remember SO distinctly, the day I discovered my bravery . It was so efficient of my fellow 8 year old friend Linda to quickly point it out to me. You see, I was just being me. Being raised as a 'free range' child, I was Accustomed to Optimizing each situation I was in. Linda and I were in our local pizza parlor looking forward to a nice slice and a sweet coke. Before we knew what was happening, One adult after another came up to the counter and they began pushing ahead and placing their orders. Everyone seemed to ignore the two little girls who had gotten to that counter first. Thinking back now, it must have been quite a treacherous lunch crowd to be so rude and self-absorbed! But their wicked behavior didn't deter me! I bravely pushed ahead and loudly spoke up to the counter clerk... HEY MISTA!! WE WERE HERE FIRST!! ( 'excuse me' would have been more polite..but HEY i was only 8!)
Well again... I didn't realize it 'till later when Linda brought my unusual conduct to my attention, which then made me think back and I did remember that the crowd had gotten quiet and BACKED away! We got our pizza lickety- split and I even received a big smile from the disheveled, sweaty pizza cook over by those Large ovens!

When we got to our table, I folded my slice in half and began enjoying that delicious saucy, cheesy taste that is still one of my favorite foods! Linda, on the other hand, just stared at me until I said "whah a mattuh" ( my mouth was full, again at 8 my manners were shaky) Linda's eyes were wide with astonishment... 'I Can't believe you did that Lulu!' I replied.. 'did what?? '
She then went on to tell me how she could NEVER have spoken up and pushed ahead of those adults like that! She looked at me like I was the first kid to land on the moon! I can so vividly remember my initial feeling... It was embarrassment... I thought, maybe their is something wrong with me, if she can't be like this.. But then i remember CLearly thinking... BRAVERY! ThAT is what i showed in Tony's pizza parlor! Recognizing it felt so fulfilling and filled me with pride! To this day I have NEVER allowed someone to unfairly cut in line in front of me! I will be the first one to ask someone to go ahead of me, if they have less items in the grocery store... but DON'T you dare just Do it! (especially when I'm hungry!!)
I may be small... but WATCH OUT!

15 comments:

Skittles said...

You GO girl!!!! I think you were brave AND assertive. :)

Do you still talk to Linda? (Psst.. she's a poopy-butt.)

Tumblewords: said...

I love this story - you're so cool!

paisley said...

you know they do say big things come in small packages,, and i guess you are just a fine example of that, miss lucy...

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Its the little ones that are the SPITFIRES....

pia said...

it's difficult to be as brave as you were when eight

ThomG said...

Cool story. Good for you.

anthonynorth said...

You did right - gave them a pizza your mind.

Bone said...

She looked at me like I was the first kid to land on the moon

LOL You frequently manage to crack me up.

Is Tony's still there? Maybe you should go back for one more slice to commemorate your act of bravery. Oh, and while you're there could you check to see if I still have the high score on Frogger?

Giggles said...

Love this story I was similar as a child, I had a hard time with injustice! Today I always let people ahead of me that have only a couple of things!!! Especially because that's never me! Great story, so well written...

Big Hugs
Sherrie

Life without Clots said...

getting pizza brings bravery to the front.

andy said...

Yeah, love the way you told this!!

Lucy said...

thanks Everyone! I usually try to email everyone who comments, but I may not get that much computer time.
hope everyone has a great weekend! :)

blisshappens said...

I loved the voice in this, I felt eight years old again too! I love the way you write about your life so openly. Thanks! And YOU GO! -Meg

JP/deb said...

Good things do come in small packages! Love the bravery, verve and spunk that you weave throughout! Peace and love, JP/deb

forgetfulone said...

Very brave of you. We "small" people need to take up for ourselves. I actually can't say I'm small. Just short.