Hello friends. Hope everything has been great with you guys? Don’t forget I wish you all nothing but the best.
Last week, I was sent to this really
expensive boutique here in Lagos to do a little shopping and when I got there, my size was the problem. To make matters worse, the owner of the store was not a fan of slim people and kept on making so many comments that I didn’t find funny.
With an annoying accent, she said stuff like “I don’t sell small sizes because slim people can’t afford my clothes. In Nigeria, the bigger you
are, the more money you have. I have clothes with prices up to half a million naira, skinny people can’t afford those clothes and so I don’t bother.” The only thing I kept saying in my head was ‘are you kidding me?’
But seriously, was she kidding?
I had this urge to storm out of the store but I couldn’t for obvious reasons, even though it would have been justified.
You see, human beings are very funny species. Everyone wants someone to measure up to their standards of perfection.
Humans are wired to criticise, cajole and outrightly air their opinions without caring whose ox is being gored. Everyone will have something to say about you, about your physical appearance and what they think you should look like. If it is
possible to clone in Nigeria, plastic surgeons will be the richest folks in the country.
People will always think you should add more weight and in the other case, they will think you should get rid of fat. Who sets these rules?
Slim, fat, skinny, tall, or short etc. we are all wonderfully and fearfully made by God. Do not judge yourself with the standards of other people.
I will not apologise for being a ‘size 8’ and you should never apologise for being a size 6, 12, 14, 16 or even 20. What matters is how you feel inside and you can’t feel great
if you let the words of people get to you because human beings will always talk. It’s not wickedness, it’s not ‘meanness’, it’s not joblessness, it is the Human Nature!
I love you all.