You're so exotic . . . . . said everyone EVER
I love when people say, ” Wow you’re so exotic! Where are you from?”
Unfortunately my answer isn’t as exotic as they would probably expect.
I reply: "I’m from Boston.”
They then reply: "Are you Cape Verde?”
Me: “No, I’m not Cape Verde. I’m not from the city - but a small town in Massachusetts that’s not so Exotic”
Sometime I wish I could be like “yes I’m from Brazil, or yes I’m from Barbados” – but NO, I’m from the woods from the chair city capital of New England to be exact. Then I just explain my ancestry which is a lot more cooler than where I was born and raised and yea > totally EXOTIC.
But I do love the word Exotic- it’s a fancier way to say wow you look different. I love different. Different rocks. Love yourself for who you are. Love that you are different. Don’t try to fit in- that’s boring. Be YOU. Always!
PS: According to Merriam-Webster Exotic means:
1: introduced from another country : not native to the place where found <exotic plants>
2: archaic : foriegn, alien
3: strikingly, excitingly, or mysteriously different or unusual<exotic flavors>
- No. From the US.
- Sometimes I pretend to be foreign, and wish I was an alien.
I choose 3. What’s Yo Flava? ;)