May 9, 2012 05:43AM kicks wrote:
I HATE PINK! I have not owned or worn anything pimk since I was old enough to pick my own clothes - except in Oct since DX. Actually my pink clothes consist of a fleece pullover and a fleece poncho that have pink ribbons on then. I do wear them a fair bit in Oct as I feel if I can get someone to think or ask questions (which some do) - that's great. If someone doesn't want to see it - don't look. Oh yeah I do have a couple of 'Tough Enough To Wear Pink' Tshirts (the proceedsof these go to the CCI I deal with) as do Hubby, Son and his GF. I can't think of anyone who has given me anything pink because they know I hate and always have hated the color for itself alone. Hubby and Son wear 'Tough Enough To Wear Pink' wristbands all the time - their choice, I never asked them to. Actually, they have met several, both men and women who asked them questions. Some they have given the CCI number to, some the local ACS number to, some their cell number to and some my number to. I have met some very nice women and men that I wouldn't have if they hadn't been wearing their pink wristbands.
(OT - I wear an OD cammy wristband that says "She Served Too". How Women Veterans are thought of and treated is very near and dear to my heart.)
I do dislike the hoopla and those who use pink ribbons for personal income BUT if one person is helped by seeing it then that's a lot more important and someone selfishly enriching themselves. They will ultimately meet their Higher Power and have to deal with/explain to Them.