Friday, August 14, 2009

Which would you rather be?

A Whale or A Mermaid?
Recently, in a large French city, a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said: SUMMER DO YOU WANT TO BE A MERMAID OR A WHALE?

A middle aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed by the gym.

To Whom It May Concern:
Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans). They have an active sex life, they get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Bering Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia.

Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs. They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.

Mermaids don't exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human? They don't have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them not to mention how could they have sex? Therefore they don't have kids either. Not to mention who wants to get close to a girl who's skin is all scaly and smells like a fish store?

The choice is perfectly clear to me... I want to be a whale.

P.S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my grandkids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver and a latte with my friends. With time, we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy.

Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, "Good gosh, look how smart I am"!


Pat - Arkansas said...

Thar she blows! I'm with the whales!

Margaret Cloud said...

This was such an interesting post, I enjoyed reading it very much. I like the old womens logic about the body.

Gramma Ann said...

I love it... very funny!!!! I guess I'll go on being a whale. LOL...

Tomate Farcie said...


We had a live whale visit us in the Bay Area a few years ago. He came pretty close to the Ferry (I was talking the Ferry to work to San Francisco at the time) and people waved at him and called him by name. We were all in awe. He blew water and we saw his huge tail. Wow. We were all mesmerized, and feeling like little kids again :)

I think that woman has got a real good point about whales and about living life happy and healthy.

nituscorner said...

interesting patty...somehow i like!!!!

Renie Burghardt said...

Whether you're a mermaid or a whale, a positive attitude is a good thing!

Happy weekend!