Sorry you had to deal with this: I agree that it's becoming MORE common to feel the stares and stings.
There is nothing wrong with enjoing what life has to offer and who knows how much longer it will last?
I've also been poor and am fortunate enough to have that behind me but also have felt the animosity you describe simply because I'm a mostly
happy,non-bitter, and hopefully ever-growing and learning person with hobbies and interests,loves and family,and "present" as if the world is still
a good and decent place most of the time.
If you're in good shape (hard work!)physically and mentally and enjoying your life...welll...how DARE you,I hear "what are YOU on?" and or "If I
looked like YOU,it would all be easy for me too!"
WTF does that mean,LOL! I work very hard just to stay status-quo most of the time,nothing about it is "easy."Nothing at all.
I find that as I get "older",what I want most is good health,good covo with friends,a good glass of wine with some fresh food here and there,and
eveyone once in a while,just to do as you did and step out in style,even if it's not that "stylish" in reality...
Also,I have NO problem with the way you refer to your companion and honestly think women need to get a grip:you can be uber-strong,smart,tops in your
field,have causes and concerns,and actually LIKE men without getting your g-string in a tight- crack because someone has a nickname for you.
I have 5 amazing and gorgeous sisters,all high-end pros, who would echo my sentiments.
My female friends are all like-minded acomplished and beautiful women and NONE of them would take offense either,LOL!
Hoping you'll go out again soon,and yes,if you can "spoil that B**ch a bit please do so,it's those little moments that give us all a lifetime of
memories and we need all the nice ones we can make these days!
[edit on 4-6-2009 by irishchic]