8.01.2008

Thinking Ahead: An Illustration

Today I'd like to share an illustration with you about making an impulsive decision which is permanent. I am going to use the example of a tattoo to make this illustration, only because I couldn't think of anything better. For those of you opposed to tattoos, please relax - this is ONLY an ILLUSTRATION. And also, some names and other small details may have been changed.


Two friends decided they would like to have tattoos. Both made certain the tattoo artist used clean needles. Both wanted 4-leaf clovers. Both on their left feet. One had a Diet Coke with lime to take the edge off because she was a little nervous about the pain.

The first friend, we'll call her... Marianne, had her tattoo first. It was exactly what she wanted, and she was very happy with it.

The second friend, we'll call her...Stacy, had exactly what she thought she wanted. But when it was finished, the 4-leaf clover was too big. And the harp was too small. It looked more like a bad cover-up job. Stacy was a little sad. She really wanted the 4-leaf clover to be smaller, so that the harp would show up better. She also found out afterwards in the parking lot of the tattoo parlor, talking to her brother, that a shamrock with 3 leaves is used to represent Ireland, not a 4-leaf clover. For some reason, she was confusing the 3-leafed symbol of Ireland with the symbol on the children's cereal, Lucky Charms. Here are some questions that MAY be going through Stacy's head:

  • Why hadn't she thought of this before?
  • Why hadn't she drawn it on her foot before getting a permanent tattoo that couldn't be changed?
  • Why is Stacy so impulsive?
  • Why doesn't she put more thought and foresight into things before she does them?
  • Why does she get mad at her kids when they do things without thinking and she does the same thing?
  • What will Stacy's husband think when he sees what she's done?
Isn't this a helpful illustration? Maybe we can all learn from Stacy's poor planning and lack of self-control. Isn't it nice when we can gain insight from other people's mistakes and maybe save ourselves some of the pain of having to go through ridiculous stuff like this. I for one am certainly glad I don't do stupid things like Stacy! What an idiot!

If you missed the whole point of this post, but LOVE Lucky Charms, that's okay. Just click HERE - no one will know.

11 comments:

Meg said...

That is precisely why I would have gone for a Celtic Knot tattoo. They begin and end at the same place, so they're are hard to mess up--unless the tattoo artist had something else mixed with his Diet Coke.

Don Lewis said...

Uh...Don't use lime with your diet coke?

Damn! I hate pop quizzes.

Stephanie M said...

No Don, but that was a very fine guess. You'll be a GREAT president someday.

Stephanie M said...

Meg - don't make our friend Stacy have more regrets than she already has...

Chat Blanc (aka Sandy) said...

oh noes! I feel for "Stacy". four leaf clovers not so lucky afterall.

unfinishedrambling said...

Here is a question that MAY be going through a reader's head after reading this post:

Does Stacy put her feet in other people's faces so they can see her tats? If not, then Stacy, if that's truly her name, shouldn't worry.

Alice said...

LOL - that is too funny. And it's soooo GREEN! Pass on my condolences to "Stacy".

Didn't that hurt getting a tattoo on the top of your foot?

~Static~ said...

DOH!

Now that's what I call teh FAILZ. LOL!

SiouxsieQ said...

Stephanie, I am so glad you asked these questions about Stacy. She sounds a lot like she is suffering from extremely low self-esteem, probably comes from a family of origin that used corporeal punishment, needs to be very careful of her blood sugar, and will do anything for a funny blog post. I think you should tell her I said these things and suggest that she get some help. I'm so sorry you have been saddled with Stacy and her neuroses.

Drowsey Monkey said...

lol ... those are all very good things to consider ... before doing something like that!

Thank god I'm too chicken to do anything impulsive. ;)

The Hypocritical One said...

That looks like it would hurt so bad...