Qui savait que s'habiller comme Miley Cyrus était si controversée?
I sure didn't.
To begin the night, we were stopped by a strange-looking older woman in a white electrician's van- or what Liz and Ava like to call a "creeper van". She told us this: "I lost my dog and I need some help finding him. He is white with brown spots. If you see him, drop him off at my house; I live right over there. If you just yell 'Buddy, come home', he'll come home."
So. Not. Normal. Can you make it even more obvious that you are a potential kidnapper? I was a little perturbed about the whole thing, but immature Ava and Liz were making light of it. They kept incessantly shouting, "BUDDY, COME HOME!!!!" at the top of their lungs. Yeah. I wanted to hurt them.
Thankfully, my attention was turned away from the missing (or probably not missing) dog because a mother with young children decided to critique my costume. SHE THOUGHT I WAS A BIKER CHICK. Come on...you have young kids! Do you really not know who Miley Cyrus is?
Well, I did tell her that I was actually dressed up as my role model Miley Cyrus, and she started ranting- telling me how a girl of my age shouldn't be dressed that indecent and how she will never buy a Miley Cyrus CD for her kids because Miley Cyrus is a "bad influence and utterly inappropriate".
I'm going to sound like Chirstelle for a second and bluntly say, YOU STUPID AMERICAN. Mon dieu, it's Halloween for goodness sakes! Isn't Halloween about dressing up as something you're not and having fun? I certainly thought it was, and Ava and Liz made it seem that way, too!
Sometimes, I think Americans are too uptight and they get all crazy over nothing. They are also huge moral-pushers, and because I am French and was raised in a less-modest environment, they think I am totally unethical. For example, Ava was talking about drinking once, and I casually mentioned that I had a glass of wine before.
That was enough to seriously annoy Ava. She began to lecture me on underage drinking and how wrong my family was, etc. OK. She was kind-of being a hypocrite. Like, she's going to try to instill her morals in me, but she swears ALL THE TIME. (I mean, if I swear, I at least do it in French so the Americans won't be able to understand me...)
Anyway, I think the reason the French aren't so high-strung about drinking and other things is because we accept it as a way of life and don't make it seem so...blasphemous...? (I'm not sure what word to use...)
I think I vented enough.
But to end this, did that lady seriously think I dressed like that everyday?
P.S. Joyeuse Toussaint...for those who celebrate it. :)