Ya’ll heard that song, “your so vain, you probably think this song is about you”.. Great song I know!
But it puts people who are vain in a really negative light doesn’t it?
I mean, what’s wrong with being vain right?
Well before I can answer that question, let’s decipher what vain really means.
Below is what good ol’ google gave us:
Vain – Having or showing an excessively high opinion of one’s appearance, abilities, or worth.
Eg “their flattery made him vain”. Similar words to describe being vain are :conceited, narcissistic, self-loving, & in love with oneself
So whats the issue you say? EXACTLY what I said!
I mean, really whats wrong with having a high opinion of one’s appearance, abilities or worth?
Well in the business of painting, being vain is the only way to be! Why?
Because we are all about making shit look good! Apologies, That’s the technical term.
Seriously I am vain and proud of it because in my line of work it’s all about aesthetics. How everything appears. Everything Looking Good!.
When you walk into a house, the painted surfaces cover approx. 70-80% of the house. You notice the ceilings, the walls, the door/frames, the skirts and windows.
So my job is to make these surfaces look AND feel GOOD
Now obviously this article is all about my tongue being firmly on my and cheek but there is a huge element of truth here.
It is not only ok to be vain but it is a must in this industry.
We take immense pride in our work looking good, first and foremost to ourselves (because we value & appreciate our workmanship) but in reality in goes hand in hand with our clients. We want to be proud of our work and in turn we want our client to be as well.
We are always excited at the end of the job because we know that we created the transformation of that space through our skills, tools and paint used.
We always want our clients to be excited as we are!
So in closing, just wanted to say:
“I’m so vain, I probably know this song is about me, I’m so vainnnnn!”