Okay, first, stop laughing. I know you are laughing because Mr. B. burst out laughing the minute I said this at lunch today. We were talking about how carpenter bees go to purple flowers. I said it’s because they are girls. Which they are. All black carpenter bees are female. Then Mr. B. said that they should go to things that are shiny because girls love shiny things. In which case, I replied, “All girls are Barracudas.” They immediately go to something shiny and bright and sparkly. I should know. I have been a big shiny picker upper for years. When I was younger, no bolt, screw, washer, nut, or melted solder was safe from my grubby little hands. I picked up anything shiny. When we would go to the mountains, empty shell casings were extremely popular due to the brass. And don’t even get me started on the steel or aluminum ones.
As time goes by, yep, I still like shiny. I’m more sophisticated, liking such things as rings, glittery necklaces, and well, more expensive things. I have this love of more expensive things. Go figure. I believe I inherited it from my great-grandmother who saw a cute little car years ago and wanted it, but my great grandfather said no…. because it was a Mercedes. (I seem to have this knack of seeing something wonderful, and it’s always really expensive. And shiny)
Most girls I know gravitate towards shiny things. I think that’s why glitter is so popular on the back pockets of jeans (lord no!) and there is glitter and sequins on everything. Bedazzlers weren’t made for men. And we lap it up and keep going for shiny. Heck, just like barracudas, we will fight for our shine. After holiday sales? Watch out.
There must be something hardwired into our brains about shiny is better. Why are glitter nail polishes so much more exciting than plain? I wonder this all the time as I spend way too much time trying to remove the glitter polish. That much work to remove something shouldn’t be better. But it is. It sparkles.
We love anything shiny and I don’t know why. We are Chick Barracudas…..
And I still pick up shiny things. I just don’t keep the washers, bolts, and screws, those go to Mr. B. …..
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