Conversation today with the receptionist at work

"Who's "we"… are you married or something?"

"Yeah, haven't you met my husband, Jesse? He's been in here a couple of times."

"That's SO weird! I just assumed you were single!"


"You always look so fashionable and have your hair done and everything. I figured you were single, otherwise, why would you try so hard? Don't married people usually let themselves go?"

"It must be a Utah thing. I'm not from here. That's a really weird compliment. Thank you… I think?" 

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12 Responses

  1. Shauna says:

    HAHA! HA!


  2. Jesse says:

    Congratulations, pumpkin: you just made me snort out loud in my hotel room.

  3. bestsariah says:

    It is weird, but it’s totally true. And especially with Mormon wives. They tend to let themselves go once they’ve scored a man. Sad.

  4. W says:

    Well, that’s what I plan to do. Sitting at home, eating bon bons, watching Mormon soap operas. We made a list in Mia Maids, and that’s what was on it.

  5. Jason says:

    You be stylin, profilin! Wooo! Three snaps and an around the world!

  6. Shannon says:

    For me it wasn’t marriage that made me slack, it was kids. At least I can admit it, right?

  7. Shauna says:

    I thought that might be another reason why I don’t “seem” married. I’m not always talking about my kids being sick or whatever it is you parents talk about.

    That, and all the sleeping around I do at the office.

  8. Kristi says:

    I let myself go before I got married, what does that mean?

  9. Vanessa says:

    I think I’m in the same boat as Kristi — what DOES this mean?

  10. jess says:

    LOL…if you think about it, that kind of IS a utah thing…

  11. Heather says:

    I think there might be another reason why Utah women stop doing their hair and makeup. My husby said he preferred me without makeup, so I rarely wear it now. A friend said her husband liked two kinds of makeup: unnoticeable and rock star.

    Just for that some friends and I went out and bought some rock star makeup at Victoria’s Secret. My hubby didn’t even notice mine till I showed him my eyelids up close and he said, “well, they’re kind of sparkly.”

  12. Shauna says:

    I don’t think Jesse would care either way, really. He just likes it when I’m happy. And when I feel like I look nice, I feel better about myself. And that makes me more pleasant to be around.

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