Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Thoughts on Showers

I don't love to publish my personal life in the public forum (yes, ignore my facebooking/gchat status) but I feel this need to share something I have learned with the rest of the world. I have had the recent opportunity to attend two showers recently as the guest of honor. No, Darbley, not communal showers a la MTC. Bridal Showers. I have some observations based on my research:

1- The older the woman, the less shame about saying things that shouldn't be said in public.

2- People find it hilarious to give harmless gifts like lotion, or body wash, in Victoria's Secret bags. (in a related rant: Who is this Victoria, and why do we care about her secret? Which isn't actually such a secret is it? Her secret is shown freely in shopping malls everywhere)

3- Children have no place at Bridal Showers.

4- Men have no place at Bridal Showers.

5- The world has an endless supply of decorative frames.

6- When planning showers people do not think enough about the healing power of chocolate.

7- Scrapbooking is not/will never be my thing.

8- There are certain things that should never be said. Ever. In any company. Ever.

9- Most things can be endured, if free food is involved.

10- Smiling, and looking pretty never hurt.


Alan said...

I quite enjoyed my first bridal shower. The food was great, despite a lack of chocolate.

But I do agree—men have no place at bridal showers. Especially when older women are present.

smithfieldman said...

This is more than I ever wanted to know about showers, and yet I find it highly intriguing at the same time.

The Rage said...

I hate most bridal showers. Very few I've been to featured strippers. I like the old women - They say it like it is. Sorry for my inapproriate comment the other day... I just needed to do it and I loved it.

Darbleyg said...

It is widely known that Victoria's secret is that "Victoria" is actually two gay dudes.

stewedslacker said...

Showers...Nothing to say there.