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Bad Company; younger men, older women

Younger men
Last night, one of our producers, previously referred to as Mr Cool, came to tell me some good news about his writing and a contact he had made. We waxed enthusiastic about scripts/sitcoms/stories/films, he made me smile by telling me how he and the brilliant Genius Love Puppy talk about me 'often...you're an inspiration to us,' he said, 'You're living the dream, and we both - ' Q other stuff I will write in a private post to read back to myself when I feel down. Suffice it to say, these two very talented men think I'm special (in a good way, stop that!) and they made me happy, they believe in me today and tomorrow. Silly cos I could choke any minute. But still.

Older women
Same night, a colleague at the studio looked across at me while talking about bosoms. She is quite a hefty lady, all in all. She leant over and said, 'Remind me of your age, I can never remember.' I told her. She looked at me then down at her southern slopes, and remarked, 'I'm only a bit older than you. A couple more years and yours will be like this - you'll need push ups too!'

The comment itself was merely snarky. But the divide between the minds was sharp and sad.


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Dec. 11th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
My mum divides people into "life enhancers" and "well-poisoners" which is apparently from a Walt Disney quotation.
Dec. 11th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
Good division - I may try to adopt it!
I wish the LEs and WPs were less predictable by age+gender combo. But maybe that's just the nature of meeeja and background culture.
Dec. 14th, 2008 10:59 am (UTC)
That's good. I'll remember that.
Dec. 12th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
You don't think the snark may have been provoked by the younger men worshipping you (and not her?)
Dec. 14th, 2008 11:15 am (UTC)
I don't think so, I haven't noticed swathes of young gallants following me round, much as the idea has allure;-) see, the younger guy could even be jealous in a different way re writing issues, and perhaps he is...but he's respectful and ready to applaud too. There's something visceral about looking at a younger woman and being comforted by the hope that decay's got to happen to her cos it happened to the self. In the same situation I'd get wistful and fuel the cosmetics industry with my insecurity. Waiting for the nips to fall ain't my style!

Hope to catch up with you over the hols xxx
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