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??