The Power of Pretty

So, sure, this is restating something you probably already know, even if you haven’t thought about it.

But good looks, I’ve observed, make the world go ‘round.

No, for real. 

And I just witnessed it in action…

Two customers, both waiting for their orders, right?

Both waited nearly the same length of time – too long, due to a crowd and insufficient staff.

Both waited patiently.

So, yes, they had a lot in common.  Except for one thing…

One customer was a balding man in his 50s: overweight, with a naturally dour expression.  Not an ugly man, but perhaps a bit … uh … normal, let’s say.

The other was an exceptionally pretty young woman, early 20s, with a slim, petite figure and that classic girl-next-door sweetness.  Every man and woman in the store glanced at her as she walked by.

No one noticed when Mr. Normal Guy walked by.

The pretty lady’s order was ready first.  The employee apologized profusely for the delay and even offered her a free side item to compensate for the wait.  She gratefully accepted, thanking him and saying it wasn’t necessary.

Then the average man’s order was ready next – just a half a minute later.

“Here you go, sir,” the employee cheerfully said as he handed over the order … and promptly returned to work. 

No sympathy extras for you, Mr. Normal Guy! 

Not until you grow some pecs, shrink some abs, get veneers, grow your hair back, and flash a killer smile.

Unfair? Sure. 

Undeniable? Sure.

Pretty sure.


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2 Responses to The Power of Pretty

  1. Don’t hate me cause I’m beautiful… it’s just how I roll! 😉

  2. I have found this to be true. It’s unfair and sickening, really. I’m glad you wrote about it!

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