Monday, March 22, 2010....
I LOVE IT!
There, I said it with my out loud voice. But observing people in public is one of my favorite things to do -- especially, when no one is watching.
Places that are great to people watch include bars, gyms, restaurants (when someone is waiting for other party to arrive) and church (actually, watching kids and how parents react to their child is the fun part).
For purposes of this entry, I'm talking about the gym because it's been a decade + since I stepped into a church when the service wasn't for a wedding, funeral or I was visiting Westminster Abbey in London.
I love people watching in bars, but the gym is FAB-U-LOUS! I mean bright lights and no alcohol to ruin your people watching observation skills. Here is what I observed today:
- Man who wants to look like Sam Elliott. He had the long hair and moustache, but points off for the hair. It was salt-n-pepper, but mostly salt. CUT YOUR HAIR so you can eliminate the appearance of being a child molester.
- The man who walked erect across the gym floor. Ya know the ones who walk with their head so high that their face is facing the ceiling. Lucky for him there were no low walkers in the gym (low walker is one that keeps their head down, avoids eye contact - yes, I am a low walker) otherwise collision city.
- The man who clearly hasn't a clue what he's doing on the equipment and puts the weight at some insane #. Hello? Why not man up and admit you can only pull 20 lbs, but you opt for the 80 lbs and make a face as though you're constipated. Who are you trying impress? No women is going to be impressed with a man who makes bowel movement faces (okay, maybe I'm being presumptuous, I know I wouldn't find this a turn on if single); but my favorite look at the gym is:
- The woman with the fresh coat of make-up on. I'm not talking about the woman who has make-up on because she's just come from work, or someone like me who is still wearing last night's make-up because I can (okay, I was too lazy to take off). I'm talking about the woman whose foundation and eyeliner is flawless and a fresh coat of lipstick was applied nanoseconds before entering the gym. These women are fun to watch because many have read some chick mag telling them the best place to meet a man is the gym.
I love people watching.