Neat hand­writ­ing my best at­tribute

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

HAV­ING tried on five out­fits and de­cided they all made me look lumpy, I had a bit of a body im­age moan when I met up with pals at the week­end.

I’ve never bought into this idea that Jan­uary has us a bit down in the dumps.

But this year, it seems to have taken a while to kick-start the “pos­i­tive men­tal at­ti­tude” sup­posed to ac­com­pany a new year.

“Come on Mar­tel,” one friend said, “Let’s be a bit more con­fi­dent.

“What’s your favourite thing about your­self?”

Her num­ber one at­tribute, she said, was her arms.

She doesn’t like her dim­ply thighs and thinks her hair is too thin.

But she’s proud of her arms which are nat­u­rally toned.

“Come on,” she prompted again, “there must be some­thing.”

“I’ve got it!”, I said, proud as punch.

“My hand­writ­ing. Ev­ery­one says it and it’s true — even though I do say so my­self — I’ve got very neat hand­writ­ing.”

Judg­ing by the look on her face, it’s not quite what she was af­ter.

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