Tumblr People are Amazing
Okay so today at school I was sitting in the hallway between classes and this girl comes walking down the hall all confident and pretty. She was wearing this dress with all kinds of spangled colors and designs on it. So obviously, every person in the hall—including me—was looking at her.
All except for this little bookworm with her nose deep in a Harry Potter book. I could tell that this girl had a Tumblr, too. She had a TARDIS necklace and a hat that had Death the Kid’s Sanzu lines on it. So immediately I felt a connection to said bookworm.
So pretty girl is walking down the hall and suddenly she takes notice of the bookworm because she’s the one person that isn’t looking at her. She walks straight up to the bookworm and says “Hey!”
The bookworm looks up and says “What?”
Pretty girl is silent for a moment, then says “Don’t you like my dress?”
Bookworm says “Yeah, sure.” You can tell that she really wants to get back to her book.
Pretty girl says “Then why didn’t you look at it?”
At this point I was beginning to think that Pretty girl was a huge b, but then the bookworm says “Why do you want everyone to look at you?”
And Pretty girl says “So I can feel good, duh.”
Bookworm says “So the only way for you to feel good is for you to put yourself at the center of attention?”
Pretty girl goes silent for a second, then says “Yeah. Are there any other ways?”
At this point I’m thinking oh my gosh, this poor girl. She must feel terrible about herself every single day.
But then the bookworm looks her straight in the eye for the first time and says “I’d feel better living in the background of Harry Potter than being the center of attention here.” And then she gathers her stuff and walks away; Pretty girl is left standing there watching her walk away. And in that moment I knew that Pretty girl was going to go home and read the Harry Potter books.