Saturday, August 27, 2011

Le premier jour de l'école

Salut!!! Vous voulez que je vous dise de le premier jour de l'école? Voilà,  je vais vous dire TOUT...
Fine...maybe I won't tell you everything... ;)

Anyway, how does a perfect start to what should be a perfect day get spoiled? Read on for the answer.
Melanie, Lilly, and I were walking down the hallways. Undoubtedly, we are definitely the coolest kids at this place, so we tried to let people know that by acting confident instead of nervous.
Oh, but we were, especially Lilly. If there is anything you need to know about Lilly, it's that things like this give her extreme butterflies in her stomach. Probably mammoth-sized butterflies. It's not that she's nervous about school in general; she's just worried she won't have friends in her class and that she'll end up having nobody to work with when it comes to partner activities. That, for some reason, embarrasses her.

With Lilly and her issues aside, I can move on. We saw Chrissa, and seeing Chrissa answers that question I wrote previously. ;) I don't know what happened, but Chrissa actually looked good for once! She normally wears jeans, sneakers, and whatever shirt she can find (normally tees relating to dance), but it appears as if she put some thought into her look. I was impressed, actually.
Sadly, but in reality, Chrissa is probably far "cooler" and more "popular" than Melanie, Lilly, and I are. I don't care because I'm not looking to win a popularity contest. I'm not looking for cliche school popularity. I'd rather have a few close friends with whom I can talk...and trust. I'm just saying that because Chrissa isn't very cool. At least she isn't to me... 
"Hi, Sabs, Lillith, and Mel!!!" She shrieked as she approached us. Melanie and I smiled and waved back, but Lilly acted quite idiotic. She hugged a pole and prayed for Chrissa to disappear.
...and since Lilly's prayer went unanswered, Lilly slipped into her first period classroom.

Melanie chased after Lilly, so I was stuck alone and exposed. Chrissa could now talk to me in private, and I had no moral support or backup. Chouette.
"You're dressed up," I told her.
"Aw, merci!!!" She shrieked in her obnoxious faux-French accent. "It's the first day of school, and I always try to dress up for the first day."
What? No comment. This is the first time I have seen her dress up for the first day, and I've known her for two years. Wow...
She proceeded to pose for me, and then she informed me that the tee and tank are Liberty Jane.
D'accord? So? Does it even matter where your clothes are from? This is something I have noticed about a lot of Americans. They are such name brand and couture snobs that it isn't even funny! Unless you're Alyson, Ashley, or Alyssa, I doubt the average person (those three aren't average, though) could afford all "designer" things. Me, I get clothes from anywhere. I don't have a major preference. If it's my style and I like it, I'm going to buy it. Now, there are some things I consider to be "investment pieces". For example, if my mom were to buy me a Chanel bag. I wouldn't be like, "WOW, IT'S CHANEL! IT'S DESIGNER! IT'S SO GREAT!" (but you so know Chrissa would do that). I'd just consider it as an investment piece and something I can have for years. I don't care about the name. It's the quality I'm after.

Anyway...enough ranting. I know this was where Chrissa was headed though.

Chrissa then pointed out that she was wearing heels, like me, and that she felt "so French". How annoying! Wearing heels doesn't make you "French". I don't get what she is thinking...? Anyway, I know Chrissa can walk in heels and do it properly because she prances around in her character shoes so much. I just hate how she thinks dressing like me will make her "French". If somebody asked me how to dress French, I couldn't answer. We're people, too. All of us have our own styles, and styles vary from region to region! There is no one way to dress French! Mon dieu, Chrissa...

I decided to talk with Chrissa, and she claimed that she understood perfectly what I was saying. We'll see.
I know this whole post seemed very ranty, but I am deeply bothered by Chrissa's cliche and stereotypical view of France and French culture. She loves France, but she doesn't seem to fully get it...

More on my classes later.



The Greens and The Roses said...

Hey, this is Bree! :-)

Sabine, you would HATE the way we dress! Especially me. I'm super casual. Jeans, boots, t-shirts, flannel, hoodies - and Bree is set. Most of my sisters are the same.

Molly is into fashion design but she tends to be pretty... um... unconventional in her own outfits.

Inna is a great dresser, though, and she despairs of the rest of us.

Anyway. :-P

Sounds like a potentially good first day. Sorry Chrissa ruined it. Stereotyping isn't cool! Hopefully she'll eventually become mature enough to see it's offensive.

One more week till school starts for us too. I'm already nervous.


Emily said...


Sorry that Chrissa ruined your first day. I hope your classes went well at least. I've always admired your style because you dress so classy. It's a shame that Chrissa doesn't get it. I'm sure that's frustrating. You know my style is pretty casual. I don't think I could pull off one of your outfits without looking silly. I don't quite have your poise :)


Francesca S. said...

I'm sorry Chrissa was sort of annoying on your first day of school. Just be patient with her, and maybe Chrissa will see how silly she's acting.


Lucy said...

Sorry Chrissa is annoying! Stereotyping is never fun. One of the girls at my old school once told me that I only like anime because I'm Japanese... so I'm supposed to like it. And that's obviously not true... I like it because it's cool, and anyone can enjoy it. I personally know lots of different types of people who do!

Anyways, I usually dress pretty casually but I try to have my own personal flair. I like vibrant colors and things that are feminine without being girly. I'd be annoyed if someone tried to copy me.