An Imagined Conversation With This Sulky Model
Me: Hey now, what’s the matter?
Model: Nothing. It’s nothing.
Me: Oh come on, you can tell me.Model: Well, it’s just …I feel like a fraud.
Model: See these pants I’m wearing?
Me: The skintight high-waisted bright yellow jeans? Of course. They look amazing on you, by the way.
Model: That’s just it. They look amazing on me, but they would look horrifically bad on anybody else. Horrific!
Me: Hmm … this is true.
Model: And here I am advertising them to the world as a viable clothing option! I’m a fraud.
Me: Awww, cheer up. You wanna know what I think about skintight high-waisted bright yellow jeans?
Me: I think if you can pull them off, then it’s your responsibility to wear them with pride! For example, I look good in gigantic furry hats, so I try to wear them as often as possible.
Model: Is that why you’re wearing one now, even though it’s mid-May?
Me: Yep. Gotta practice what I preach, even if it makes my head really sweaty.
Model: I feel better now.