Mermaid or whale?

10 Jul


My friend sent me this email… I think its a cute thought for the day… made me feel a touch better 🙂

“Recently, in large French city, a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said:


A middle aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed by the gym.

To Whom It May Concern:

Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans). They have an active sex life, they get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing
themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Barren Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia. Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs. They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.

Mermaids don’t exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human? They don’t have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them not to mention how could they have sex? Therefore they don’t have kids either. Not to mention who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?

The choice is perfectly clear to me; I want to be a whale.

P.S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver and a glass of wine
with my friends. With time we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren’t heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy. Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think,Good gosh, look how smart I am……..”

4 Responses to “Mermaid or whale?”

  1. BethAnn July 10, 2009 at 14:58 #

    A wonderfully well written article! With quite a bit of humor. 😉

  2. Moody July 10, 2009 at 16:33 #

    very nice email, , it is nice to see between the lines.

  3. leslie January 18, 2010 at 08:52 #

    wonderful! thanks for posting! I’d like to use this but need to verify copyright–you don’t happen to know where it came from do you? If so, please email me! thanks!

    • Lizanne January 18, 2010 at 10:04 #

      Nope, sorry… I have no idea where it came from.

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