Yeah - it always comes back to the attention thing.
Father's out there, raise your girls right.
and spending THOUSANDS OF Dollars and Hours? wow. My girlfriend's eyeliner costs 2.75. then she wears a band shirt and jeans. takes her 15 minutes to get ready. and she's a fashion model. i think you are being vain.
and aceman you are totally right. i see it all the time at the restaurant i work at. i've seen 6 year olds at full on dee snider status. i've seen 12 year olds wearing fishnet leggings and mini skirts. and without ever seeing them i can guess what their moms look like 80% of the time. Bleach blonde hair, fake boobs, caked on make up to try to conceal wrinkles. and usually in their 40s. and they always drive luxury SUVs. oh they are usually very unintelligent too and they try to talk in a higher pitched voice.
the situation usually works out like this. (actually i had this exact conversation)
me "that'll be 19.50 (they hand me a 20) ok 50 cents is gonna be your change"
them "wait, why?"
me "you gave me a twenty"
them "oh so thats like, too much?"
me (hands her two quarters)
them "oh wow so thats like two quarters? like wow....i'd totally tip you but i dont have any change."
Every love that made me lose my reasoning. Every chord that made my conscience ache. Every day spent counting hours. Well, none of them comes close to singing back a song inside my head.
I remember calloused hands and paint-stained jeans, and I remember safe-as-houses self-belief.