A while back, the panel chatted about jealousy...it popped into my brain the other day and I got thinking about funny ways we, the humans that we are, get jealous...and what we get jealous over. Though to be clear, as we defined before, when you want something someone has, like money or a thinner waist, you are envious -- jealous mainly works when you're talking love-relationship-a certain person's attention kind of thing...but that's the nitty-gritty dictionary stickler part of me coming through.
Anyhoo, jealousy, envy, that feeling when looking at something that someone else has and getting a greenish tinge in that part of yourself, the part that is a little tickle of wah-wah-ness that you don't have it. I'm betting we have all felt it at some point -- and I'm also betting that looking back at some of those times, the thing we were jealous about wasn't that important now, right?
I'm thinking back to eighth grade, when many girls had those Guess jeans, the ones with the triangle patch on the back pocket. I didn't have those for a while, and when I did get them, I remember the elation I felt as I wore them...though that lasted for such a brief moment, really. Definitely not worth all of the jealous/envious feelings. Other wacky things I was jealous of at one point or another: not having a British accent (doesn't everything sound better with an accent...think about it!), not having better sports ability (c'mon, really, what was I thinking?), my lack of a good foot arch (right, absolutely no way to get a different one)...I could go on.
Seems ridiculous when I type them out - what about you? Think back and share a funny or silly time you got jealous!