Friday, April 3, 2009

To Be Filed Under What in the World???

Today as I was about to back out of a parking space, a woman knocked on my window. Thinking I must know her from somewhere, I rolled down the window and smiled politely.

"I don't know if anyone has told you this before, but you look JUST LIKE Cynthia Nixon," she said.

It took me a minute to place Cynthia Nixon--Miranda from Sex and the City. Miranda? Seriously? I mean, let's be honest, Miranda is attractive, but who wouldn't rather be told they look like Charlotte, or even Carrie? So I sat there in my seat, staring at this stranger, trying to determine if this was meant to be a compliment or an insult.

Noting my silence, she went on. "I mean, when I saw you come out of that store, I did a doubletake. You look JUST LIKE her!"

I continued to stare, wondering if Cynthia Nixon ever had to drag a forty pound baby carrier into a blinds store. Also, did she ever do it wearing jeans that were at least two days past due for a wash and a two year old running shirt that may or may not have spit up on it?

"OK. Um, thanks?" I shrugged, still unsure of the appropriate response.

She smiled. "I did the whole mom thing, too," she said, nodding to my mini van. "And I always looked frumpy. So I wanted to tell you that you look JUST LIKE Cynthia Nixon!"

Now, see, that's the part that really confused me. Did I look frumpy too? Did she feel a special bond with me with the "whole mom thing"? Was she trying to rally me out of my frumpy mommy existence by comparing me to a famous actress? And if so, couldn't she have told me I looked JUST LIKE Scarlett Johansson?


Summer said...

ok, that's totally a compliment because she has always been my favorite. although she is a homosexual so i don't know how you feel about that.

Dana said...

Meredith, you are so funny. You didn't tell me the WHOLE story yesterday...the part about frumpy. Get real lady (and I mean that lady has SOME nerve). Really, where do people get off? As I told you last weekend after being with you and the girls. I have the greatest amount of respect for you and all you do. You always look great and completely pulled together, and the girls also look darling. Cynthia Nixon, really? I do not see the resemblence at all. Scarlett Johanson...definately!

Cortney said...

Okay, so now maybe I see it a teeny, tiny little bit with the picture you posted. She does have the best hair out of all the girls. I would think more Katie Holmes with the darker hair...

Okay, "frumpy"??? You had JEANS on which dress up anything right??... Including a race tee, which clearly you worked hard to earn!!!

denise said...

But Scarlett was a total Ho in "He's Just Not That Into You." Did your stalker look like some famous person? Maybe an ugly famous person?

Meredith said...

Awww...You gals are so sweet. Special thanks to Summer for pointing out the comparison is to a homosexual and Denise for telling me that I would rather be compared to a "ho". :)