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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Let's Give The Delta Gamma Girl A Do-Over

Did you read the Delta Gamma sorority smackdown? 
I did. I was horrified. 
I was not horrified by her creative and prolific use of the f-bomb. 
I was horrified that she turned on her sisters. I was horrified that impressing frat boys trumped her loyalty to her sorority sisters. 
Twenty years ago...cough!... I met a group of women that I would share blue eyeshadow, AquaNet hairspray, and many laughs and tears with. I admire and love this women to this day. 
Marriages, children, careers, the loss of muscle tone and 7 cities later, we can still pick up right where we left off. We can still make each other belly laugh. We still have each other's back.
On Friday night, I traveled back to my home state, Indiana (yeehaw!) to join the cast of The Listen To Your Mother Show. One of my sorority sisters was in the audience. I may or may not have squeezed her spleen out. 
Here was a woman that I hadn't seen in 20 years. Here was a woman that had seen me at the most unflattering time of my life. Here was a woman that I knew loved me, flaws and all.
That is the sisterhood that I wish Ms. Delta Gamma could have. I decided that Ms. Delta Gamma deserves a "do-over!" Meet me In The Powder Room today. I am rewriting her letter.

12 comments:

  1. You know we ALL deserve a do-over on a number of things! We are the Alphas......

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  2. OH MY GOSH.

    WOW.

    I have some friends in various Ohio chapters of this sorority. They must be sick about this.

    Just wow.

    I think this is a crying shame on so many levels. Shocking.

    I live in the wrong century. Give me Jane Austen, please!

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    1. That is exactly what I kept saying while reading her letter- WOW! Let's time travel, Michele!

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  3. WEll, I thought I knew a lot of words but I learned a few in this one. Wow.

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    1. It takes a lot to make my mouth drop, and her letter put my jaw on the floor.

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  4. As much as I cringed reading that letter, there is no doubt that she would make a great Wal Street CFO. I mean, her language skills are creative as all get-out. Either that, or she's the next Perez Hilton.

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    1. So true. She has a future, it might be behind bars but she'll be just fine.

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  5. It's funny to me that cheeleaders and sorority girls have the worst reputations. We carry scarlet letters of "A" for airhead and "H" for ho. Yet, as someone who was both a cheeleader and a sorority girl I can tell you that these girls-now-women have been some of the truest friends I've had. Not only did we go through boys and school and life together when we were young and thought we had "problems." But thanks to technology we are connected adults who really have had problems and we've been there for one another- for babies and burying spouses, for new jobs and new homes. We've done it all together. And the only letters I want to wear is "S" for sister and "F" for friend.
    Vicky
    www.thepursuitofnormal.blogspot.com

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    1. Ain't that the truth? My sister was a cheerleader and she is one of the smartest, kindest most loyal people I know. Not one ounce of airhead. Thank you, perfect description.

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  6. That is nutty -- my mouth is still hanging open! Your do-over is priceless. :)
    On another note -- I had no idea you were a Pi Phi! LA Alpha here. :)
    xo Heidi

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    1. WE ARE THE ALPHA! I knew we were meant to be sisters! Thanks, Heidi!

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