While envy has been termed one of the seven deadly sins that will definitely help you purchase an express ticket to Hell, we all have had our moments, right? And while we might not be particularly proud of the swelling feeling of nastiness each time something does not quite go our way, none of us are very immune to it. Especially if you are a petty and insecure potato like me, you have no way of escaping it, no matter how hard you try. The feelings get particularly bad when someone we care about is involved in the scenario. I have been known to throw tantrums that would put any 5-year-old to shame, just because my mom dared to shower some random kid with attention. Again, not proud of it, but I believe it happens to the best of us.
So, it’s not really surprising that finding the charming handsome love of your life talking to a random hot girl often feels like a punch right in your gut. It’s stupid, nonsensical yet inescapable. Any such situation will definitely fill your head simultaneously with screeching noises and thoughts mean enough to turn you into Satan’s favourite minion. But in case you had been feeling like you’re the only one doing this, in reality most women do and go through the same.
Here’s some example of the things that go through a woman’s mind when she sees a hot girl chatting up her man:
1. “Is she pretty? Does he find her pretty? I bet he does”
Not a happy thought, to be honest. Especially if you woke up feeling bloated and are now dressed in a lumpy coffee-stained sweater to fit your mood.
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2. “God, I should have washed my hair. I look practically homeless”
Am I the only one whose hair looks stringy and unwashed 5 minutes after I scrubbed it clean? No? They do say that we tend to look our worst on the days we accidentally end up meeting our ex. I guess it is the same when your man is talking to this divine woman who is an old friend from school. If you have ever been in such a situation and not let a single insecure thought bother you, you have my respect. You go, woman!
3. “Look at that perfect hair, those beautiful nails. Her makeup is on point”
Someone very wise once claimed that insecurity paves the way for admiration. And yes, said wise person is also known as good old me. Like one moment you are ready to go die in a ditch because of the difference in your physical appearances and the next you find yourself admiring her perfect curls that loosely brush the shoulder strap of her summer dress. Which brings us to the next point.
4. “Wait, am I a little gay? I would totally be gay for her. No wonder he likes her”
Call it admiration, appreciation or whatever; you know you have been staring. Maybe you should ask where she gets her hair and nails done before you leave?
5. “Did I leave the stove on?”
What? Being very awkward and trying to seem extremely confident at the same time tends to get boring. Idle minds, etc.
6. “It’s been over 30 minutes. What’s so interesting about the conversation anyway?”
Or so you think. In reality, barely five minutes have passed.
7. “She’s kinda cool, though. No cool girl would like him anyway. Except me. I’m cool, right?”
She is funny and cool. But so are you, right? Everyone knows that. Your best friend keeps telling you that you could have done better. You adore him, though, so you don’t quite mind. But it does feel nice to remind yourself of that once in a while.
If there is one word that can be used to describe humanity, it’s the word ‘emotional’. Or perhaps the word ‘dramatic’ fits better. Either way, it is a fact that our kind is forever swayed by intense feelings and the only other feeling as intense as love is jealousy. Anger fades over time and so does pain. But anyone who has never felt jealous of anyone else in their lives is pretty much a saint. Just in case you fall in that category, though, do share the trick with us. If not, welcome to your personal Hell. It’s hot, messy, and perfectly depressing. You’ll love it.