The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Monday, August 16, 2010

Mad Men: How is Your "Outside" Different than Your "Inside"?

         No, this entry is not about rage.  It's about a the episode of Mad Men that was on last night.  Specifically, it was about a three-second-long section of the show...

         In the episode, there was a serious meeting/encounter going on at the ad agency.  Because the show takes place in the 60's, when so many crazy trends were rearing their heads, the walls do not go up to the ceiling.  (My junior high school subscribed to the "open classroom" philosophy.  Talk about doltish thinking...)

          Unbeknownst to the characters at the meeting, there is one of the women who works there---she is on top of her desk, standing, with just her head peeking over the "wall."  She's eavesdropping.  

         Judging just by her appearance, you'd imagine she is always-flexible, ever-moral and nonstraying.  However, she is not exactly what she appears to be...

         How is your exterior different from your interior?  What do people think of you, compared to what you're really like?

photo by dracorubio

People think I'm a middle-aged blob who listens to Mitch Miller and elevator music, but really, I am in my twenties, and am going deaf from Janis Joplin (too loud) and Evanescence (way too loud).

        Please share the parts of you that we don't see.


  1. I've been trying to think of an answer to this ever since I first read it around midnight...I'm still working on it! :D

  2. I'm not sure now b/c I don't get out much, but when I worked in an office, visited a lot of PR events, attended happy hours, etc. people always assumed I was a... *turd*, when in reality I'm very very shy. I'm still shy today, but when your stuck at home all day long you relish any chance to speak to another adult - even if she's the grocery store check out person! They're always looking at me like, "um, I didn't REALLY want to know how your day was going..." haha!

  3. Good question: People think I'm a senior citizen who is very serious and listens to Barry Manilow. Actually I like rocking out or listening to rhythm and blues.

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  4. My daughters have always thought I was a straight lace, follow the rules, type of woman. They're right. I am:) So they really get a kick when they hear stories about my teenage years and that yes, I had a social life.


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