A couple weeks ago I signed up for the We Blog It challenge over at DayDreamz Message Board. Being the noob I am, I almost forgot! But I didn’t and here I am. Our topic this week is things we hide from people. This is actually an exceptionally hard one for me to answer, because truthfully, I don’t hide anything. Except one thing.
I hide my smile. My teeth are in horrific shape. It’s a genetic thing, but the natural thought from the public at large is that I am obviously unclean. And I’m ashamed of it. I just haven’t been able to afford the coverage or the cost to get my teeth pulled and get dentures. So when I smile, laugh, you name it, I always cover my mouth. I’ve been doing it for so many years, it’s an automatic reaction. I don’t even have to think about it.
Everything else, I’m basically an open book. I have no shame about my weight, my sex life, my negative aspects, whatever. I am who I am, and I don’t see a point in hiding it. But when I smile, it feels like everyone is staring at me and thinking how nasty I am. So I hide it.