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Beautiful , thin, young people are treated better...in Europe

Beautiful , thin, young people are treated better...in Europe

Jul 24th, 2001, 03:00 PM
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Allie! Put down that fork! Don't let them try and tell you you look too thin either. You look fabulous. Lara and I are hoping if enough of us lose a little more weight some of the designers will actually create sizes in the negative numbers!! We'll be a size -2! Won't that be cool!
 
Jul 24th, 2001, 03:08 PM
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xxx
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Renee-
That's what the pathologist who does your autopsy will say
 
Jul 24th, 2001, 06:30 PM
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Not just thin, I guess you also have to be good-looking to get better service?
I think they just want your money,
or women have to look like Claudia Schiffer to get better service
 
Jul 24th, 2001, 08:54 PM
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But, as a poster said, also in the US -- especially in the US.

One thing that Europeans appreciate is an "older" (defined by American standards as a woman between the ages of 27 and 40) woman who takes care of herself. Doesn't mean she has to be a size 0, but it means that she has to look like she CARES what she looks like (clean clothes, neat appearance.) Jogging outfits and stretch pants and t-shirts are NOT attractive unless you ARE a size 0 and only 24 years old!

"Old biddies" (defined by American standards as women over the age of 40) in Europe are often quite desirable.

Now, the trashier the "women" (defined by American standards as girls between the ages of 14 and 17 who have been made up to appear 23) look, the better. But that's only if you want the cheap attention.

The "real" attention is the long look, the stare, the brush of your hand when you get change, the smile on their face that they just can't remove...and the classier you look and act (you don't have to be under a size 6) the more of the "real" attention you'll get.

And by the way, the ages of 18 to 27 are the American "you're getting to 'that' age years".
 
Jul 24th, 2001, 10:00 PM
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dondt feed a big, fat ugly troll that did once in her lifetime a journey longer than to the next supermarket.
 
Jul 24th, 2001, 10:49 PM
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Aaggghh! Being 26 years of age I've almost reached Yes's definition of 'OLDER'!?!
I no longer consider 60+ years as old now that my parents are there & are more active than ever since they retired. I think its awful that they could be thought of as 'elderly' which I also think of as meaning frail & decrepit - I know they don't mind being 'seniors' though given the discounts that can apply!!
 
Jul 24th, 2001, 11:04 PM
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Ooops sorry, the 'elderly' reference was relating to the 'A Senior Speaks Out' thread...
 
Jul 25th, 2001, 12:18 AM
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Lucy

I'm an "old biddie" by American standards!! But not mine (or Europe's). And I certainly don't think of you as "older" (jeez, you're just a kid!)

Just commenting on the irony of Cosmopolitan magazine being for "women", but dressing up 15 year olds as "women"!

Aging is different in Europe -- you don't see 1/2 as much "plastic" around (but there is quite a market for anit-wrinkle cream...)
 
Jul 25th, 2001, 02:42 AM
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There, LSK, you've been fed. Are you full yet?
 
Jul 25th, 2001, 08:33 AM
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This is true everywhere, not just Europe. I'm posting anonymously since I'm a regular poster here who will no doubt be accused of bragging. I've been told I look like Claudia Schiffer and Kim Basinger and now that I'm over the big 4-0, I realize how many doors were opened for me because of my looks. I even had an employer (who had a few too many drinks at the company Christmas party) tell me flat out that the main reason he hired me was for my looks and that he was just hoping I would pass the entrance exam so he could hire me. I was an engineer and was shocked! Believe me, I'm not complaining but you sometimes don't realize and appreciate the preferential treatment you get until it begins to fade! Judge Judy is right, Beauty fades but dumb IS forever.
 
Jul 25th, 2001, 11:04 AM
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And I look like Ewin McGregor, that is why I get better service and the local women embrace me
 
Jul 25th, 2001, 11:20 AM
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Personally - I like a bit more Rubenesque body type. Those skinny waifs remind me of breadsticks that are easily snapped in half. And as for over muscled men - male versions of Lana Turner is just plain unattractive. And what is up with completely shaving your body? You are not some pre-pubescent child. And that stubble and ingrown hairs - ouch.
 
Jul 25th, 2001, 11:42 AM
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Observer, I agree with you re: the hairless men, yuk! What is with that??? Here's a bulletin for all you guys who might be considering it: Girls don't like it! It's very gay looking (not that there"s anything wrong with that).
 
Jul 25th, 2001, 12:31 PM
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I guess I'm having a dense afternoon, but I don't understand how Lana Turner fits in with the subject of over-muscled men. Please explain, observer.
 
Jul 25th, 2001, 01:14 PM
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Why do men want to have pecs as large as women's breasts? Are men breast envious? And if I remember correctly - Lana Turner was a very big boned - large, not fat - big breasted - woman. And during Halloween - numerous men ( gay or straight? who knows?) in drag look like a cross between Lana Turner and Joan Crawford
 
Jul 25th, 2001, 01:34 PM
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Observer, I don't think you remember correctly about Lana Turner. She was a little before my time, so I'm hoping someone of her generation will back me up on this, but my impression of Lana Turner is that she was one of the ultimate glamour girls in the forties, known for her beautiful face and wonderful figure. I don't think she was big-boned at all, or even especially big-breasted. I think she was considered a rival to Elizabeth Taylor or Rita Hayworth in the beauty department, with a similar figure. We're getting off on a tangent, but I would just like to set the record straight. Any WWII veterans out there who will back me up on this?
 
Jul 25th, 2001, 02:21 PM
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Catwalk......

Sure some may think that if you weren't so fat and ugly you wouldn't have needed to make this post in the first place.

BUT ...and that's a BIG BUTT......

Your quote "If you are ugly and fat, you will have not have such a good time..people will not treat you very well".

makes me think that you're not treated well NOT because your fat and ugly but most likely because you're ignorant AND illiterate.

Maybe you should check into summer school for spelling and grammer!
 
Jul 25th, 2001, 07:33 PM
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Thanks for the clarification Yes - I think I'm just a kid too!! ;-)
Its funny though, 10 years ago I would have thought 26 was soooooo old & assumed I 'd be married with kids by now - whereas now I can't imagine getting married till I'm at least 30 or have kids for at least another 10 years!!
 
Jul 26th, 2001, 03:04 PM
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I think if you look nice you are treated well everywhere unfortunately. If you do not people tend to behave differently towards you.
 
Jul 26th, 2001, 04:15 PM
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Catwalk, your slink is all wrong. You ain't no pussy cat . You are one sick puppy.
 

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