Tuesday, April 22, 2008

she's got the look

Have you ever noticed someone and wondered, "Seriously, what look they are going for?" I'm not talking about people who are boring like me, who obviously just threw on last year's sale rack from Target and headed out feeling, well...confident enough. I admit that I'm not going for a look...other than, say, "clean". I'm pretty boring. No dreads. No tan. No piercings. No theme. No tats. You get the point. I'm talking about people like the man I saw at the grocery store shortly after we moved here. He was balding on top, but had long locks on the sides, and had a buddah belly hanging out from under his pink tube top paired with some grungy jeans. Yes. I did say "pink tube top". And just yesterday, at this same grocery store, I saw a cashier named "Pam" who wears feminine earrings and sports a goatee. No, not a five o' clock shadow kind of thing. It's more like a quarter inch of goatee growth. I really couldn't tell you if I wanted paper or plastic anymore than she knew whether she was going to shave, wax or just go for a fu-man-chu.

I am not trying to rip into such characters. I am a people watcher. And I just couldn't help but notice...and wonder, "Is this the look you were really going for?"

*note: I did my research for this post. I googled "she's got the look". Remember that Roxette song? Well, apparently the lyrics include, "Fire in the ice, naked to the T-bone..." WHAT???

3 comments:

Jenny said...

Was that at Cub? There is another checker there that is latino that sounds similar. SUPER nice manwoman, but it's just a wee bit distracting.

Jenna said...

no, it wasn't "Lola"...and that is REALLY his/her name! I've thought about putting together a list of "Why I Heart My GHETTO Cub"...maybe soon...but, definitely, Lola would be on there. (It was Rainbow...)

keitha said...

I am laughing so hard I am crying. So great! You girls...

savannah just came in to see if i was ok i am laughing so hard.