iMAGE

This is about the importance of image as a child.

It was my earliest encounter with this low-down enemy.

Of all things superflous…this perhaps tops it.

The need to impress one’s peers as a child.

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We had an Ambassador car. Mighty fine it was.

Dad would drop me to school in this car. Every now & then.

I was all of 8 years when this encounter with the enemy of ‘image’ happened.

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Dad drove me to school in his car.

So far so good.

His attire? Yes, what did he plan to wear for the drive?

This is where we had a minor disagreement.

A verbal scuffle of sorts between Father & Daughter.

He planned to drive me to school wearing a L-U-N-G-I !!!

For God’s sake!

Of all the darndest experiences of an 8 year old this was the most trying.

I told him “Wear trousers, my friends will see.”

He did not give in.

His position as Father allowed him to get away with stuff like this.

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Another matter altogether that –
~ He was going to drop me opposite my school gate
~ ~ He was not going to get out of the car
~ ~ ~ None of my friends would have been able to see his clothes to begin with to pass judgement

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Still. Such things rankle at 8.

The image enemy lurketh & rears its ugly head every now & then.

As an adult it’s easier to slay it.

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4 thoughts on “iMAGE

  1. As a pre teen my daughter used to be easily embarrassed by little things. Today she advises me not to be hypocritical! Part of the growing up process 🙂

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