Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Not Enough Suntan

"You look kind of pale to live in Hawaii." Gee, thanks, you're so kind.

This is the sort of remark that I generally receive from random strangers I meet here in Hawaii. No one seems to think I look like I live here. People ask me where I'm visiting from. When I say that I actually live here, they either look at me funny or tell me I don't look like it.

I'm not that pale am I? Ok, so I don't get tan. I get sunburned. So I put on sunscreen. Who wants to get skin cancer or look like a suitcase when they get old anyhow?

There was a time when women who were tan were considered vulgar. Now, those who are not suntanned are treated like albino tourists.

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