Mr. Sensitive

July 14, 2010

Unbarrassment

Filed under: Girls,House — lbej @ 12:24
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As we spiral towards humiliation and ruin this Saturday, the aspect of this situation which astounds me more than anything else is that Jenny herself remains utterly and unbelievably nonplussed.  She’s just not worried about what her friends might think if she has her birthday party in a swamp.  She’s always been this way: she will invite anyone anywhere at any time without any regard for the condition of the where in question.  Prior to its recent remodeling, Jenny’s room had been one of the most abominable places on earth.  If you saw it, you know.  And if you don’t know you’ll never know.   Not only did Jenny not care if her friends saw her old room, she was insistent that they should and excited when they did.  Katie and I are naturally slovenly to an extent that may be unprecedented in history for people possessing our level of education and financial wherewithal.  But we also get that this isn’t one of our better household qualities.  Not Jenny.  Jenny takes it to a new level by unabashedly scandalizing her friends, none of whom could have imagined what she has been able to fully realize.  It isn’t that she’s not embarrassed.  To describe it that way, to me at least, suggests an understanding that one is expected to be embarrassed by a situation and a defiant refusal to acknowledge that expectation.  That’s not Jenny.  She’s just blam! here I am and don’t you even pretend like it’s not awesome to be me.  I really hope she stays that way.  I also hope she keeps her room clean, but that’s more for me than for her.

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1 Comment »

  1. This is beautiful!

    Comment by Alison Buckley — July 14, 2010 @ 16:51 | Reply


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