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Clash of Super Powers

Monday, July 15, 2013

After all, it is the last day of vacation . . . and the first and only day we've stayed home.

On one of our trips to the big city, we stopped in at a store that carries some of the herbs and seasonings that we can't find anywhere else. It's a big store and, being the avid people-watchers that we are, it's one of our favs because there is no lack of diversity or entertainment.

This visit was one for the records! Let me tell you, there was one particularly interesting encounter that I hope doesn't offend anyone . . . and I don't know quite how to say it . . without just saying it.

I think we've all seen the 'style' where the fellas wear their pants really low on their hips, so that their crotch is down between their knees and you can see their underwear ? ? ? ?

Well, there was one fella (early or mid-20's I'm guessing) who must have been really proud of his bum because his pants were several inches BELOW his bubble butt and he was parading it all over the produce department. His clingy bikini briefs were barely containing his ample backside. It looked like he had two bear cubs in a gunnysack doing the cha cha cha!!!

Me and another lady happened to see it at the same time and we had to turn quickly and stifle our laughter. All sorts of possible responses ran through my head. But I decided not use my super power of humor to shatter that fragile ego.

I'm still trying to figure out what I can learn from that encounter.
Maybe, about perspective? How we see ourselves, knowing our own motives, values and intentions????

I'm sure that young man had no intention of making THAT impression on anyone. I would sure like to have had the power to read his mind, to see what he was thinking.

How would you handle that situation?
What would be your response, thoughts, reactions??
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    Great description of the guy and his pants.

    It seems that the baggy pant style is everywhere and been around too long. As a matter of fact, when my son was about 16 (32 now) a girl's mother asked him if he liked the girls wearing their jeans a bit tight. Of course he said yes and she responded "Maybe the girls would like to see you in tighter pants." So instead of 4 sizes too big, he only wore them 2 sizes too big--LOL

    I hate seeing people shopping wearing their PJs and even slippers! Another trend I do not like is adults wearing shorts to church. The examples can go on and on!
    1709 days ago
    I often think how times have changed even when my children were growing up they dressed as they should, now I am actually shocked how children dress these days even up until they are well into there 20's another thing we see here in NZ. is people go and do there shopping in there pj's don't know if they do it in your country.
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    I would never say anything... but just ignore and move on. Any comment made today -- and you could get hit in the face.
    I never thought that I would see a culture where tattooed grandmas are not out of the ordinary-- but we have this in our modern world. For whatever reason, there are folks that feel a need for "shock attention"..... Go figure!
    1709 days ago
    lol I love the cartoon with the old lady! I've thought that response many times too! i once witnessed a lady in a store yell at her young teen, "And pull up those pants before somebody comes along and parks their bike!!!" LOL LOL I have never forgotten it! emoticon
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    You have got the greatest sense of humor. I love it!

    I don't think ANY OF US know what we look like when we look in the mirror. I've seen guys like that too and wondered "what on earth are they thinking?! Do they really think that looks good?!" I'm sure they must think so just as we usually think we look good when we walk out the door. It frequently takes "one of those" pictures to show us what we really look like. You know the type of picture I'm speaking of. The one that brings us to SP because we finally saw what we actually look like. Something you can share only with a friend emoticon
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  • GABY1948
    I LOVE the pic and it says it all! Have a great day!

    I will tell you one of the men at our Walmart had his crack showing over the top of his jeans and I found it disgusting...I ALMOST reported it...but decided if it was an accident I wouldn't but if it was showing again I would. So far, I have been "lucky".
    1709 days ago
    To quote Robert Burns, "O wad some Power the giftie gie us
    To see oursels as ithers see us! "
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    I would not be surprised but I would just turn and walk away. Maybe the poor guy has never looked in the mirror LOL!
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    I guess I would also be appalled . I know there is not a dress code for shops, but I wish owners could say something to those that are showing parts of their body that we don't want to see.
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  • 123ELAINE456
    Great Bog. I would have Laugh and made a comment loud enough that He heard it too. Or ignore him. It is hard to say what exactly I might do. I love the Pictures and the Quotes too. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Marvelous Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    OMG I think I would have started laughing - would have had a hard time containing it!

    I love the fat cat picture above! It is SO the truth!!!!
    1710 days ago
    I probably would have laughed out loud.
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