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Topic: Beautiful (11/07/05)
TITLE: Am I Still Beautiful?
By Becky Meyer
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"Sweetie, you'll be late for the bus if you don't come out of the bathroom soon. I have your lunch on the counter."
"No carbs, right?"
"No carbs, I promise. I've gotta leave for work now. Love ya, honey. Bye."
"See ya, Mom. I'll be down soon." I don't take the stupid bus anyway; my boyfriend drives me to school. There are way too many ugly people on that ugly bus. Do I use the word ugly too much? I'll just talk more about how beautiful I am. That's more positive.
Beep. Beeeeeep. "Miss Drama Queen, I'm ready to go."
Does he have to shout through the house that way?
"Chad, I'm coming. I gotta finish my makeup in the bathroom." He's the second hottest person on the planet. Of course, me being the first. We're such a perfect fit.
Ah, there's my lunch. I better hurry or I'll be too late to laugh at my neighbors who take that stupid bus.
"Why are you always in the bathroom or in front of a mirror? You're so vain!"
"Good morning to you, too, Chad." I am not vain! "Do you think I look alright today? Do I look better than…stop looking at that Jeep and answer me, Chad! Do I look sexy?"
"Yeah, sure Baby. You always look great."
"Are you just saying what you think I want to hear? It doesn't matter anyway; I still think you're cute!"
"Hold on, I'm going to drive a little faster to make up for the time you spent in the bathroom."
2 hours later.
"You're awake, Honey! Thank God you're alive!"
Is that Mom? What's she doing at school? Wait, I'm not at school. "Where am I?"
"You were in a car accident. Chad made it out with only a few scratches. But you…"
"Forget Chad, am I still beautiful? Tell me, was my gorgeous face damaged in the accident?"
"Sweetie, you must remember beauty isn't only outward…"
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