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Is Going "Green" Still a Thing?

I'm not talking ecologically-although I try to buy green and do the "3 R's" as much as I am able.  

What I'm talking about is the actual idea of wearing green.  This week was St. Patrick's Day and according to tradition we are supposed to "wear green or be pinched".  I don't know about you, but I really hated this as a kid.

I have olive toned skin which has a lot of yellow in it.  When I wear anything green I look sickly.  Someone once asked my mom if she had had me checked for hepatitis!  I kid you not.

Green is NOT in my wardrobe.  But now as an adult, I dare someone to try and pinch me.
Tuesday I expected to be the only one in Tai Chi not wearing a drop of the Irish green in class.  But guess what?!  Out of the 18 of us there-only one person wore anything with green!  After class I went across to Fry's to get some grapes and blueberries that were on sale-honest to Pete, I didn't see anyone in the entire produce section look as if they were worried about not hanging on to this particular tradition either!

Is it just in our little rural town or is this happening everywhere?  

Just in case you're all wondering, I really did try to at least put something on that had maybe a little trim of the color.  I took out an Ed Hardy tank top with roses on it figuring that it would have a leaf or two-nope.  I had pink, red, yellow and blue outlined in black, but there wasn't even a dot of green to be seen.

This is more than okay by me-just having the few yellow roses on my top was enough to make me wonder if anyone was wondering if they should "back away from the sick woman".  

This is a rather silly post but sometimes I just wonder about the little things.

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      Linda L wrote Mar 21, 2015
    • I dislike the color green too. The main reason is when I was a little girl my mom bought green dresses for me and I looked horrible. What the heck, just because she likes the color doesn’t mean I do. So when I became a mom there were no green clothes for my daughter and as she got older she wanted some green in her attire. However, her preferences are black and pink just like me. Green doesn’t suit our Asian skin.

      In my workplace most of the staff wore green on St. Patty’s day. The students wear uniforms and some teachers gave out shamrock stickers so the kids can put it on their shirt. I got one too. However, for the ones who didn’t have any green at all, no one cared or got pinched.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Mar 22, 2015
    • I always hated if someone dared to pinch me.  The rest of the day is fun.



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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 25, 2015
    • When I was a kid, I rarely wore green and threatened to punch anyone who tried to pinch me in the face.  

      When I got older, if anyone asked me, “Where’s your green?”  I’d look them in the eye and tell them I’d celebrate their stupid Irish holiday when they celebrated St. Olaf’s day with me.   It always shut people up.  

      Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got nothing against Irish people, but I’m not going to go all out for their silly day that’s based on a guy who was actually British.

      I don’t think anyone where I work got too concerned about wearin’ o’ the green.  I don’t think it’s as much of a thing as it used to be.



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