- Samantha brick, a 41-year-old from the UK, wrote an article for the Daily Mail describing how her life is decidedly difficult because she is just too pretty.
- Here are some of the most outrageous quotes from Brick’s original Daily Mail article:”Throughout my adult life, I’ve regularly had bottles of bubbly or wine sent to my restaurant table by men I don’t know. Once, a well-dressed chap bought my train ticket when I was standing behind him in the queue, while there was another occasion when a charming gentleman paid my fare as I stepped out of a cab in Paris.”“Another time, as I was walking through London‘s Portobello Road market, I was tapped on the shoulder and presented with a beautiful bunch of flowers. Even bar tenders frequently shoo my credit card away when I try to settle my bill.”
“I’m not smug and I’m no flirt, yet over the years I’ve been dropped by countless friends who felt threatened if I was merely in the presence of their other halves. If their partners dared to actually talk to me, a sudden chill would descend on the room.”
“And most poignantly of all, not one girlfriend has ever asked me to be her bridesmaid. You’d think we women would applaud each other for taking pride in our appearances.”
“I approached a mutual friend and discreetly enquired if I’d made a faux pas [towards a neighbor]. It seems the only crime I’ve committed is not leaving the house with a bag over my head.She doesn’t like me, I discovered, because she views me as a threat. The friend pointed out she is shorter, heavier and older than me.”
“It was clear that when you have a female boss, it’s best to let them shine, but when you have a male boss, it’s a different game: I have written in the Mail on how I have flirted to get ahead at work, something I’m sure many women do.”
“Now I’m 41 and probably one of very few women entering her fifth decade welcoming the decline of my looks. I can’t wait for the wrinkles and the grey hair that will help me blend into the background. Perhaps then the sisterhood will finally stop judging me so harshly on what I look like, and instead accept me
In her Daily Mail article, Brick detailed how, throughout her 41 years, she has faced harrowing difficulties all because she is just too beautiful for other women to handle. Adoring attention from men, fabulous clothes and supreme confidence have made her the target of many women’s jealousies. Sarah Brick explained how all the presumably “lowly” women around her could never compete and, so, responded viciously in turn.
“The world would agree with Brad and Angelina because they actually ARE beautiful. This woman is NOT physically stunning and that is just a fact. Pooched out belly, thick stumpy legs, weak chin, high forehead…. I’m sorry but we commenters [sic] out here are not being cruel, we are simply not blind,” wrote one commentator from the U.S.
“But… you aren’t pretty. At all. Or at least, not photogenic. I don’t know what’s wrong with you, but can you stop attention-seeking in a national newspaper now? People are losing their homes to a tornado in Texas and all you can do is complain about how your “good looks” (read: vapid personality) have ruined your life. I wouldn’t be half as mad, but you actually, seriously, 100% are not good-looking. Your delusion and self-centredness angers me. Get a life and some perspective, you sad, pathetic woman,” wrote another commentator from London.
I am writing about this article because I was wondering why so many people cared about how pretty or not pretty this woman is. I think her problem is not that she is delusional or too pretty, her problem is that she has tunnel vision. If she wrote this article because she thinks she is so special and all these good and bad experiences are due to her looks, her problem is her personality. She was an “ugly duckling” who turned into a “swan” but she says she has natural good looks so she contradicted herself in her own article. She colors her hair as many women do so why does she refer to her “shiny blonde hair” as if she was born with it? Her problems are due to her thinking she was an ugly duckling and putting all her attention and value into her new “natural beauty.. Maybe she is delusional or maybe she is one of those people who are so self-centered they don’t realize they are putting people off because of how they treat others.
I have seen many beautiful women all over the world and I treat them the same as I would treat anyone else. What stands out to me and to most people is how they are treated. We all yearn for the world to be kind to us and this women pretty or not, does not have the empathy and sweetness I would require in a friend. Her self-centered persona reaches out to me in a death grasp. I would run from such a person because she is a soul sucker. I know those people. You know those people. They are unpleasant to be around because they suck all the air out of any room they enter.Every conversation revolves around them and they look through you when they speak. They are not listening. Men as well as women have this deadly personality trait.
I have a mirror problem too. I see myself as not looking good enough. But I would much rather have this problem and know that my mission in life is not to look good but to be a good friend to others and to matter in the world. In the end, it’s not how much we acquire but the experiences in our life. Most people want the same things, to be acknowledged, respected and loved and if you give those gifts freely, I find people tend to forget how you look and you won’t be like Ms. Brick- too pretty for her own good. by Marilyn M Mendoza, my writing is in bold Italics Aloha