I live in a bright yellow house with a red door on a street of nougat colored houses.
I drive a black 4-door car of normal height and width.
I have dark hair and dark eyes and an unusually large chest that is hard not to notice because I am trying to hide it. It's also hard not to notice my orange purse where my wallet is.
I have no problem saying what I think or laughing at inappropriate times (it's never inappropriate to laugh).
I have been married to the same man for 17 years.
Despite my obvious house, the people in houses around me do not see it. They let their pets and kids treat my yard as if it is a public park.
Despite my obvious car, people back right into it without even looking.
Despite me being obviously there oddly proportioned with my purse, cashiers at stores do not ever see me when I am standing at a counter wanting to pay for things.
Despite my ability to express myself, nobody seems to hear me when I talk, especially after asking me for advice.
Despite standing right next to my husband, women with really bad hair flirt with him.
Clearly, I am invisible. WOOHOO! People dream of having this super power and it is MINE! I hit the jackpot. It's a genetic jackpot because these scenarios also occur in Karen's life. Except of course, she is not short and dark with a freakishly large chest. She is tall and pointy with a bionic neck. You'd think the sound a bionic neck makes when it bends would make her visible, but it doesn't. We are invisible sisters. Too cool for words.
Obeying our own rules, the other day we decided that we would just stop talking to people who can't see or hear us to see if anyone noticed or if it changed our lives at all. Yeah, that is what we text each other about at 2 AM. You are totally missing out if you do not have a sister who enjoys psychological experiments. Not talking is hard for Jewish people. It's especially hard for lawyers. Then I thought it would be more fun to just say or do whatever we want (within the law, of course) since we are invisible! That would be much more exciting! Imagine all the things you can do or say because you are invisible to half of the population in your world! We are about to find out and we'll bring you along for the ride.
Embracing your invisibility is very exciting. We think it will be a new rule.
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