There’s nothing worse than being told to “Bug Off” (“Needy Chick!”)


October 15, 1964, Thursday. We called Byron and Jack and hung up.

Was dead tired from staying up all night and bleaching my hair. Only got 6 hours sleep. After school I came home and went to sleep. Later, Sandy came over and we waited for Jack to call, but he never did. He’s a bum! He promised he’d call, but he lies I guess. We called the Pledges to see if they’d answer the phone and give their speeches. Sandy finally went crazy and called Byron. She was supposed to ask for a girl, but made a mistake and asked for him. He answered and she hung up. She did a dumber thing and called Jack while “Baby Love,” was playing in the background, then hung up. I bet Jack thinks it was me who called and now thinks I’m a BUG! I can’t understand why he didn’t call back!! I wish I had never called him. I am a Big Bug!!

saffrons rule phone call bug

The phone should have been off limits for Sandy and me, because we abused it with prank calls to guys who “just weren’t that into us.  It was hard for Miss Culver City and Miss disqualified Culver City, to take no for an answer.


saffrons rule bugBeing a “BUG” was unacceptable.   The phrase, “STOP BUGGING ME,”  you’re “Buggy” or your a “Big Bug,” was a big slam and I prided myself for not needing to Bug anyone.  I was too proud, too busy, too important and too popular to ever pester anyone .  So, to think a cute boy considered me a “Needy BUG,” was humiliating and highlighted the fact, I was no longer on the “Hot Chic List.”  (Thanks Sandy!!)



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Sharrie Williams is the author of The Maybelline Story and a direct descendant of the Maybelline Cosmetic Family. Great niece of Maybelline founder Tom Lyle Williams. Buy a signed copy today.
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