Have you heard that expression? I'm pretty sure it's only relevant in the South. Having something stuck in your craw is like something is bugging you and it just won't go away, like a little gnat. I can only imagine what a 'craw' is, let's just leave that up to everyone's individual creative mind.
Well, I have something stuck in my craw. I'm trying to just let...it...go...but it won't. I keep thinking about it and running the scenario through my mind. Here's the biz: When I was a senior at Furman my sorority ordered some Nalgene bottles in our colors with the Chi and Omega emblazoned on the front of the Nalgene. Cut to 5 years later and I still have mine, those things last forever. Since I still have it, I drink out of it. I mean, why would I buy another one? I don't care if it still says XO on it. Well, today I'm happily drinking some water minding my own bidness and the following scene unfolds:
Rando Girl: "Were you a Chi O?"
Alison: "Yep," (pause) "Were you?" (she says with a smile)
Rando Girl: "Ewwwwww NO."
Alison: Bewildered, "Well, that was lovely of you."
Rando Girl: "They were bitches at my school."
Alison: "Well, we were bitches too." Turn around and take a long swig out of said Chi freakin' Omega water bottle.
Alright, so I know I am in control of my emotions and I totally RE-acted to that situation but I just had to. I was not about to let that girl run up on me talking about "Ewwwwww NO." I was minding MY business and SHE started being RUDE to ME. (All caps for major emphasis)
Now, with that being said. What is the big damn deal about being in a sorority? Because honestly, I could have not cared less whether or not that girl was in a sorority, in MY sorority, or was not. If you want to be in a sorority, be in one. If you don't, then don't. The end. Any other problems that arise are your insecurity and not mine.