A conversation with a fellow blogger the other day got me to thinking about certain traits we hold in esteem and in which order we rank those traits. It was a discussion about sense(s). The discussion was that I held common sense in much higher regard than fashion sense, since the topic stemmed from me commenting about breaking a cardinal rule of fashion. So I got to thinking about what other senses I held in esteem. I give you my top six:
Common Sense – By far the highest in my six, seems common sense is not so common. I don’t care if you’re valedictorian of your high school, if you don’t know what religion the pope is there is absolutely no hope for you! <--This was an actual question a 17 year-old once asked me.
Sense of Humor – Oooohhhh, total biggie there! If you do not have the ability to laugh at yourself you are doomed to live a sad life, because we’ll all be laughing at you behind your back. Well, maybe not, because chances are if you don’t have a sense of humor, you’re most likely not one of my friends and therefore wouldn’t be anywhere near us so we could laugh at you behind your back. That made sense right?
Street Sense – (i.e. street smarts) Again pretty far up there because you need to be able to find your way around in new situations. For instance what if you get dropped in the middle of an alligator feeding frenzy, you most definitely need to have your wits about you to survive. Hey, it could happen! Just remember to try and not smell like raw chicken, I hear this is essential.
Financial Sense – HUGE, if you can’t manage your money you need to take a class. This is a basic fact of life, money doesn’t make the world go round, but it will buy you a ticket to go around the world. HAHA, ok, that just cracked me up! Seriously, many single women I meet are putting themselves in debt to finance their lifestyles and it seems they are waiting for a guy to come along and pay off their debt. This makes me sad, because well, I work in money and I believe in girl power. Stop charging yourselves to death ladies! Be responsible!
Spidey Sense – Ok I know you can argue that this is just an amplification of your original five senses (scent, taste, touch, sight & hearing), but the web thing would be totally AWESOME! Imagine all the possibilities.
Fashion Sense – You don’t have to possess the style of Carrie Bradshaw (character not SJP), however, knowing that you SHOULD NOT wear flip-slops with a cocktail dress – priceless!
Of course I have other traits that are mixed in there in varying degrees of esteem; those were just the senses, other traits like honesty, self-regard, intelligence, etc. are certainly more important…I just didn’t know how to make them funny!