I’ve been invited to two different parties this Saturday, and since this is Wednesday I guess I should just drop everything and get ready for them, right?! Because clearly the phone date I have with my cousin so we can talk about her upcoming wedding isn’t nearly as important as what shoes to wear with which skinny jeans on Saturday night! And, heck, let’s just skip going to the gym and finishing the book I’m reading (It’s called Where’d You Go Bernadette, and it’s awesome), because neither of those are as important as what my friends will think of my hair and nails over the weekend. As for volunteering at my neighborhood soup kitchen on Thursday? A Sephora run is kind of going to bump that off my plate. Sorry, hungry people!
I’m rolling my eyes so much I swear I’ve already burned off all my lunch calories. I mean, I like going out as much as the next girl, but this is the stupidest “study” ever–it implies that the absolute most important thing to girls and women is how we look, which is flat-out insulting. Sure, a lot of us like makeup and fashion, but there’s a lot more to us than that. Plus, this “reporting” is flawed. New Look, the company that commissioned the study about our Saturday night plans, said they noticed a general increase in women and girls buying “going out” clothes from Tuesday onward. Wait. From Tuesday onward until when? Sunday? Isn’t that just every day except Monday? That’s not a trend! That just means people are too tired and overworked on Mondays to bother trying on sparkly tops and mini-dresses!
Oy. What do you think, ladies? Do you drop everything (homework, volunteering, sports, clubs, friends) mid-week just to get ready for Saturday night? And if you do, please tell me how you find the time in the comments!