I'm Ugly

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  1. Bill Boggs

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    Oh my God! I'm ugly. I am. I took a 'selfie' of myself just now. It's not at all like the person I see in the mirror almost daily. The man I see in the mirror is not necessarily handsome, but he is presentable. He would not stand out in a crowd but he will do. Does the mirror lie to us?

    I remember as a young man in military service, the barracks I was housed in had a mirror on the wall. A sign above the mirror read, 'Make sure you are presentable.' It gave you an opportunity to make sure your brass was on in the correct manner, your cap on straight, and you appeared presentable as the military required. It might even be said I was something of a dashing figure.

    None of that is present in this recent photo. Sweet Jesus, how does one get this way? No company would want me on their payroll. No woman would ever again invite me to her bed. Not even allowed to sleep in the barn down on the farm. I could not be self-employed and run a business, I'd scare all the customers away. Can't you just hear some customer say, "Yes, he does handle good merchandise, but I can't bear to go in there and look at him."

    I suppose it is good I am retired. I don't have to get out much and show myself. It is really not a big deal. I'm not that vain. It was something of a shock to see myself as others see me. So glad we have avatars
     
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    Bill Bill Bill.....the things you come up with.Your not ugly your mirror is dirty:p
    However lets face it - most of are not as cute as we once were.:)
     
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    I was appalled when I went to renew my D.L.this past time. They now take the pic with eyeglasses removed. Evidently, my glasses "protect" against seeing the real face: I look like a convict! Not at all what my mirror throws back.......Frank
     
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    @Frank Sanoica maybe we just got a hold of cheap mirrors.
     
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    Speaking of photos, this one was taken at photography studio in Portage, Wisconsin. It was one of a photo shoot for professional photographers in a regional (three or four states) photo contest. The owners wanted to take a Marlboro Man type photo to enter in the contest. They were using color film with a 120 pro camera and made several shots me holding a cigarette and a cig in my mouth. The shot they submitted won third place. They sent me this one for allowing the shoot. IMG_2871.JPG
    I was in Wisconsin visiting my brother and SIL. She worked at the studio. I don't know which photo was submitted to the constest. A bit of trivial information.
     
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    @Bill Boggs @Frank Sanoica
    Had to laugh, my husband said the same thing with his driving licence picture, those booths are just awful !
    Some mirrors too are awful Bill, I have 'one' mirror that tells the truth - I hope it never breaks ! :p
    By the way, I've seen your face and its truly wonderful
     
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    This is in the Tall tales section....so are you just pulling our legs Bill...are you really a handsome son of a gun..?:D;)
     
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    Just like your thinking, Holly, really wonder if Bill is fooling around with us. Or, he really means it and put this in the wrong forum.
     
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    I referred to this as well as the mirror
     
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  13. Bill Boggs

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    Only the Shadow knows.
     
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    Okay, I asked for that one.:(:(:D
     
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    I'm just a country boy. That would never enter my mind.:rolleyes:
     
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    "Does the mirror lie to us? " Yep. That old lady in there is not me. :D I don't know how she got into my mirror. I also hate my bathroom scales. They lie, too. ;)
     
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    yeah right.... :rolleyes:
     
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    Okay, to wrap things up, I deleted that ugly selfie, never again to see the light of day. I may not be pretty boy Floyd, but I'll do in a pinch, especially if its a dark cloudy day or late in the evening. You won't miss me, I'll be wearing my beret, navy blue.
     
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