Who is Mean Peach?
Mean Peach is a cartoon character based on a real person, our own Peaches Valdes, Associate Director of Admissions, Class of ’99 (M.S.S. and M.L.S.P. ’03).
I’ve met the real Peaches, she’s not mean, and I don’t get it.
Mean Peach is a cartoon who, like her inspiration, labors under the delusion that she has a capacity for “meanness.” When someone else is mean, Mean Peach is appalled, outraged and irate; her mind races for equally mean methods to exact her revenge. She withholds smiles, unless you smile first. She hopes you have a mediocre day, but knows in her heart that tomorrow will be better for you. Mean Peach does not have the ability to exact true vengeance. Her motto might be, “Vengeance is MINE, but we can reschedule.”
Where did Mean Peach come from?
As stated, Mean Peach is completely unaware of her penchant for niceness, but everyone else knows the truth. As one of her colleagues said, “Peaches would have to email you a note to tell you that she had been mean to you, because you would have no idea.” That note would read something like this:
Yesterday, when you asked how I was feeling and I said I was “Fine,” I was actually better than fine, but I was so mad I didn’t tell you. But that was yesterday, so forget it.
Have a great day!