37 Problems Only Pale People Will Understand

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by Laura Jones

Summer; a season associated with happiness and generally loved by all as long as hay fever medicine is on hand. Well, apart from pale people.

 

Pale people live a surprisingly different life to what you’d expect. Here’s what we have to cope with on a regular basis…

 

 

1. Getting sunburnt… in January.

Defying the laws of British weather, that’s us.

 

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2. Having people ‘endearingly’ refer to you as a ghost.

 

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3. Total strangers expressing their concern about why you’re not sat in the shade.

 

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4. Magically becoming invisible when anyone uses flash to take a picture of you against a white wall

 

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5. And if you don’t disappear, your facial features definitely will.

 

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6. “So you just can’t tan at all? But why?

If I knew that do you think I’d be this milky?

 

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7. ‘Radiant, glowing skin’ just means you’re so pale that your skin reflects the sun

 

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8. …And because it reflects the sun, people may actually have to shield their eyes when looking at you.

I wish this was a joke.

 

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9. Friends coming back off holiday and using your arm as a constant tan comparison.

 

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10. Trying to fake tan and realising that you actually just look ridiculous. And streaky.

 

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11. Being completely adamant that SPF 30 is enough…

 

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12. …Then having to go and buy factor 50 because you burned within moments of being outside.

 

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13. Questioning whether you were adopted if you can’t find somebody ginger in your immediately family tree.

 

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14. …And seriously wondering if you should just dye your hair ginger so you have an ‘excuse’ to be so pale.

 

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15. Becoming a human radiator whenever you get sunburnt.

 

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16. Going to a UV party and realising that your skin is glowing.

 

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17. Bruising when something just touches you with too much pressure.

 

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18. Consequently having to carry heavy shopping with extreme caution if you don’t want bruises all over your legs.

 

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19. The main source of arguments with your parents has been because of your sheer refusal to wear sun cream.

 

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20. Relying on Aftersun and Aloe Vera to save your life on too many occasions.

 

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21. “You’re just pale and interesting!”

 

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22. And “Aww, you’re just an English rose!”

Bit tricky when you’re not actually English, but alright then…

 

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23. Panicking when you have to stand waiting for a bus for any longer than five minutes.

Not because you’re going to be late, but because you’re cooking.

 

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24. Refusing to wear yellow because you’re convinced it makes you look like you’re about to throw up.

 

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25. And anything peach or white makes you look naked. Avoid at all costs.

 

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26. Forgot your sun cream? Prepare to sit in the cold shade, by yourself.

27. Having to embrace hat hair, because the burnt scalp alternative just isn’t worth it.

 

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28. Needing a new foundation because you’ve tanned means going from Alabaster to Porcelain.

 

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29. Being unable to join in any fun activities until you’ve put your sun cream on.

Ah it’s fine, I’ll just watch.

 

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30. “Can’t afford sun cream, guess I’m staying inside today.”

 

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32. Getting burnt in the boiling heat, then having to wear more clothes to avoid getting even worse burn.

 

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33. Hugging someone, forgetting you have sunburn.

 

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34. Friends arguing over who can stand next to you for pictures, because you make them look more tanned.

 

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35. Knowing your body a bit too well because you can’t possibly leave an inch of skin uncovered by sun cream.

 

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36. Even if you’re not in the sun, you get heat rash.

This also makes an appearance when drunk, delightful.

 

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37. Being the only person with eyesight amazing enough to see your ‘tan lines’.

 

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We have it hard.

 

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