But then I read this:
"Whether or not you wear linen after Labor Day, the essence of being a lady is an others-oriented mindset. A lady is both regimented and flexible; compassionate and strong. A lady reaches out to others by disciplining herself."Hmm. Regimented flexibility and self discipline is exactly what I'm trying to instill in my life. Maybe I'm trying to become a lady without even realizing it. Of course, this really hinges on the definition of the word.
But there is also this little list:
- A lady always respects other people’s time whether at the office or at home
That I do! Always!
- A lady returns any item she borrows in a timely manner
Hmmm. No so much. My fix, I don't borrow.
- A lady never points out the imperfections of her mate to others
But I'm working on it.
- A lady turns off her cell phone at an event or dinner out
Yeah! I do this!
- A lady uses her turn signals when driving
That's not being a lady. That's just not being a moronic ass-wipe. (Typing ass-wipe probably precludes me from ladyship.)
- A lady does not wear clothes so revealing they embarrass others
Um. I don't think I do this. Some people have been aghast at the whiteness of my legs.
- A lady does not wear linen before Easter nor after Labor Day
Done! I don't own linen.
- A lady does not brag, whine, nag, or gossip
Hmmm. Well. Anyway.
I'm not giving up my men's sweat pants, though.