"My daughter Anna is a really sweet kid. She is 16 and is still a bit shy and insecure but really seems to be coming into her own. And she is really blossoming in terms of her appearance and the boys are starting to take notice. She is on the cheerleading squad and a few weeks ago a boy named Jack who is a star football player approached her after cheerleading practice. After chatting for a bit, he asked her out on a date. She was thrilled beyond belief! This would be her first date and she couldn't believe he even knew who she was. But then after a phone conversation or two, she didn't hear from him, and the days went by and he never followed up on the date that he had set. She was crushed, though not totally shocked, since her friends had warned her that he was a bit of a jerk. Then, to add insult to injury she discovered he just started dating another girl named Brianne who is very pretty, popular and well, rather buxom too. Needless to say, fair or not, she was quite resentful toward Brianne and bitter over the whole situation, I did have to chuckle when she said that she hated all girls with big boobs, lol!
Well anyway, school started this week and one day during lunch at the cafeteria, Brianne stopped by Anna's table to talk to her. She asked if it was true if Jack stood her up, which of course Anna confirmed. Then Brianne told her that she wanted her to watch something. Brianne then walked over to Jack's table and told him off right in front of all his football buddies. She then came back to talk to Anna and said she did that because he stood up another girl. Then she told him she no longer wanted to date him. WOW Just an amazing turn of events. Anna was blown away by all of this and learned some very important lessons from this experience. Just wanted to share this with you :)"
How do you like them apples? I've got a say I kinda sorta liked it. ;) First off, I love that the verbal smack down came from a girl you might not expect. She turned stereotyping on its ear, didn't she? And, yes, her actions were a little dramatic but I think Brianne wanted to make a statement. She did.
I like what her statement was about. Too often we hear about girls selling each other out in the name of guys. Sometimes it's just to get a guy's attention. What a sad state of affairs. Should dating be a girl vs. girl competition where the guy always wins? Chalk me down as a "no." .What we need in the world is more girls standing up for each other the way Brianne did. I'm not saying this just for the girls' sakes but for the guys' sakes, as well. If bad boys are allowed to be bad boys they'll never learn. They'll be jerks all their lives. We've got enough of those.
So thank you, Brianne, for setting that guy straight. I hope your message sunk in with him. If not, it sure made an impact on Anna and a lot of other girls. And me