Country Living Series

Friday, August 6, 2010

People of Walmart

The girls and I were in Walmart a few days ago, and I just happened to have the camera in my purse. No honestly, I wasn't planning on hunting for candidates for the "People of Walmart" website - I just didn't want to leave the camera in the car.


However I came across this gem and (ahem) decided to sneak a shot. I'm sorry it's so blurry, but I was sneaking around trying not to be obvious. This lady was a doozy. Her beehive hairdo probably topped a foot, and she had a bust like the prow of a ship, clearly outlined by her extremely tight shirt. I dunno, maybe she was hoping to get photographed, because I can think of no other reason why someone would venture out in public looking like this.

9 comments:

  1. I always wonder whether people are following me around with a camera when I'm at Walmart.

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  2. From the photo her clothing looks completely unexceptional. She can't help the size of her bust and I suppose she does her hair to please herself, as do we all. How would you prefer people to look Patrice?

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  3. I'm a tad curious how her beehive was held up! :-)
    Beehives are definitely the forgotten fashion trend. (and likely the bannished style, save for 'Marge Simpson')
    ~Clare

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  4. Hmmmm....how about this? She could dress modestly. You're right, the photo hardly illustrates her clothing, but she was dressed in garments that were skin-tight, apparently deliberately to show off her bust. Highlighting a bust is vulgar enough at 18 or 20 years old, but when one is approaching 60 (as this lady was), somehow a little more dignity is to be expected. Same with makeup, same with hair. I'm no beauty and I could stand to lose a fair bit of weight and I don't especially care what I look like, but I'm not about to venture out in public looking like a freak.

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  5. I suppose the lady in question is embracing life in her own way. Good luck to her.
    Several years ago I broke down on a fairly lonely country road, before the days of mobile phones. Several "dignified" people swept pass before a rather battered car drew up and a fearsome-looking man with piercings & tattoos got out. "Got problems luv? Hop in", and he drove me to the nearest garage.
    "Handsome is as handsome does", I say.

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  6. LOL - yeah, it's like that guy I photographed in Portland with the Extreme Mohawk. He looked like a freak too, but he was about the nicest guy you'll ever meet. AFA the Walmart woman, I never implied she wasn't a genuinely nice person. Quite possibly she's just lovely inside. I just said she looked bizarre, apparently on purpose. Whatever floats her boat, I guess.

    - Patrice

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  7. WOW, talk about teaching children to be judgmental this is a prime example of teaching by parental example..

    Have any of you thought how bizarre your actions, behaviors or appearances may be to others around you...

    Keep in mind what goes around, Comes around

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  8. Modesty is unknown for the most part nowadays. It's not usually taught nor tolerated.

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