Beauty Over Health? How Foolish!

6 Sep

Just the other day a coworker was telling me she needed to get a new set of contact lenses. She felt her current set was too scratched up already.

I have never worn contacts lenses, but the thought of wearing them does not sound pleasing at all. So I asked her if she had ever considered getting laser corrective eye surgery.

Her response was: “Yeah, but it’s too expensive!”

I raised my eyebrows in surprise and said “I hear it’s not that expensive anymore. Approximately $500 if I’m not mistaken!”

She said: “You’re right. It really isn’t all that expensive. I’d rather save the money and get a tummy tuck!”

Thinking she was joking, I started laughing out loud. I understand someone not wanting to get corrective laser eye surgery because of the risks involved (which – from what I understand – are pretty much non-existent), but getting a $10,000 liposuction instead?! That was more pathetic than anything I had ever heard.

You’re probably thinking she is a large – obese – lady, but nothing could be further from the truth. She is naturally beautiful and is in an incredible shape – especially considering she is the proud mother of two young children.

She quickly corrected me and said “I’m serious!”

I shook my head in disbelief and asked: “Why the hell do you feel the need for a belly tuck?!”

Her response: “I really badly want to start wearing a bikini again!”

Personally, I don’t see why she can’t wear a bikini as is but who am I to convince her of that? If she has issues with her self image and lacks self confidence, is that really my problem?

I just couldn’t believe that she’d rather continue to suffer with her eye-sight and instead get a dangerous tummy tuck operation at twenty times the cost. How foolish can people get? I’m still shaking my large head at that thought. It’s pathetic to say the least!