Dear Salesman; Thanks for Staring at My Boobs

Dear Outside Sales Man,

 

How are you? Thank you for taking the time to meet with me today; I appreciated your vigor and sales technique. From a marketer to a salesman, you owned it. 

 

What you didn’t “own” was your discrepancy. You see, Mr. Middle Aged man, I noticed where your eyes were looking. One of the first rules of sales is to maintain eye contact, and yet, your eyes wandered. Lower, and lower… 

 

As a young woman in the work force, I have heard stories of “people” like you. The type of people whom, either don’t take young professionals’ seriously, or the men who don’t take women seriously. Seeing that I fit into both those categories, it’s no wonder you not only patronized me, but couldn’t keep your eyes focused.

 

My question is simple; why? 

 

I understand that there are times when we women put it out there for you to see; this was not one of them. I am wearing an Ann Taylor blouse, with both “ladies” fully covered. Even when I lean forward, there is nothing more on display than a PG movie, so why the constant staring?

 

You talked to me about how proud you were of your own daughter; would you want her to be treated in such a manner? 

 

The fact of the matter is, Mr. Middle Aged Man, your actions today speak volumes as to the climate of the workforce for women.  You didn’t judge me on my intelligence, knowledge of the niche market, or marketing initiatives; you judged me on my age and breast size. Just because I take the extra steps in the morning to apply make-up, style my hair, and make sure my outfit is respectable, does not mean that I am inept; it means that I take pride in the work that I do. It’s just a shame you didn’t learn more about that.

 

So, Mr. Middle Aged Salesman- the next time you meet with a potential client, I implore you to look above the fault. Because, above those breasts, is an intelligent, businesswoman. 

 

Best Wishes,

 

Leanne

24 Life Lessons To Live By

In case you couldn’t tell, I’m turning 24 this week! And, so… the theme continues!

 

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1. No other music will transcend life quite like N*Sync, Spice Girls, and Britney Spears

2. obviously you want that cute puppy. it’s cool. get him/her. but you WILL spend way more money than you thought, and love them more than you could imagine
 

3. Live below your means- That cute dress is probably just going to sit in your closet with all the other cute dresses while you walk  around in yoga pants.

4. Procrastinating is a thrill in college, but after, not so much. If you want something-work for it. 

5. Make practical decisions– sure, that glitter-neon phone case is cute now, but what happens when you inevitably trip? Prettiness might fade, but clumsiness is forever.

6. get drunk- not too often- and, when you come home- drink water, take advil, brush your teeth, and sleep until that cute dog wakes you

 

7. Always make a list before grocery shopping– if you don’t, you’ll spend 2 hours wandering each aisle, only to come home without anything you needed. 

8. Iit’s okay to say “no”. 

9.You’re going to fail; it’s okay. Actually, it’s fantastic- it means you took a risk.

10. opt to eat-in– it’s the little things that add up to a big savings. 

11. you can’t eat like you did in college and expect to fit in your high school jeans. 

 

12. don’t ever buy generic paper towels.

13. If your car is making a weird noise, it probably means it needs to be fixed. 

14. you can’t move forward unless you “let go”.
 

15. Journal. After all, you probably can’t afford a shrink yet. 

16. You won’t be able to afford everything you want at first.  

17. tell the people you love, that you love them. there isn’t a “too many times” limit.

 

18. Always have a spare $20 in your car/wallet/ shoe.

19. don’t be afraid to fall in love. It won’t ruin your career and true friends will be happy for you.

20. go to concerts– they’re fun and you might meet some amazing people.

 

21. get your 6-8 hours of sleep- “bags under your eyes chic” was so 90’s.

22. don’t be afraid to treat yourself- but, not everyday.

23. go to the gym, eat healthy, take care of yourself– but,  you don’t have to broadcast it on every social media site.

 

24. Over dressing is never a crime.

 

 

24 Things Post-Grads Say

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I’m Turning 24 this week, so I’m doing things in 24’s; Here we go:

1. The Real Word is Tough

2. I can’t… afford it

3. When’s happy hour?

4.I’m thinking about going back to school.

5. I wish I majored in….

6. I can’t go out tonight… I have work tomorrow

7. I’m cool with just having wine at home and watching Netflix

8.OMG, REMEMBER THAT ONE TIME (at the townhouse, bar, frat party) when you (blacked out, hooked up with that guy, peed on a tree)

9. I’m just trying to figure it out.

10. Yeah Mom, I want to move out of our basement too!

11. I’m just too tired to do anything right now.

12. Would it be weird if I went to a college party?

13. Can you believe they’re engaged already?!

14. Whatever, its fine… I don’t care that I’m not engaged.

15. Ugh, I wish I was turning 21 again.

16. Did tequila get stronger?

17. Can’t wait for Casual Friday.

18. Do you think I’ll get a snow day? there’s like an inch in the forecast

19. Wait, did you see who got pregnant!

20.I’m on this new diet…

21. I’m really into yoga these days

22.Dad, I KNOW college cost 220k, BUT, I have to follow my PASSION!

23.How do people do this?!

24.Its just the right decision for me right now.