The festive holiday season is upon us!
This also means the ugliest of the uglies reveal their true selves... and sometimes in sweater form.
I can recall a time when I was invited to an Ugly Christmas Sweater party. I was sooo excited to go. I promised myself to be the ugliest of them all! Plans were made to shop for the hideous thing and alas I found the perfect ugly ensamble. I was thrilled and so excited to show off my bad taste at the party.
My BFF at the time *coughs* wanted to FaceTime me to show me her sweater. It was a mess of ugly but I was ecstatic to know that her sweater couldn’t f*ck with mine! My excitement took over me and I unexpectedly revealed my sweater to her. I didn’t think nothing of it because after all she was my trustee.
Fast forward to the night of the event... I was lit to say the least. We were drinking, laughing and having a good time. Then, I see my frenemy enter the party wearing the same exact sweater I was wearing! I was like WTF...no way! She cloned me!. The energy between us became weird and the vibe with my so-called BFF became awkward indeed. In the back of my mind, I was like I can put the “Ugly” in this mfer for real. After all this night was not for pettiness but to be celebrated.
After this experience I decided to let bygones be bygones and cut ties with people who are unpleasant and negative altogether. I guess this Ugly Christmas Sweater party was set out to teach me a life lesson. Stop f-ing with fake people and to stop taking things too seriously...certain people are just as ugly as their sweater inside and out.
I remember this party like it was yesterday and now I just laugh about it!
- Denise Reyes