Living Cliches
I love when I see a living cliche.  You know what I'm talking about, when you see someone and just have to smile (or laugh).  I was in a parking lot one day, still in my car getting my purse ready, when this Camero comes pulling up next to me.  It was a weird shade of beige, possibly white at one time, not in bad shape but older and showing its age.  The car stops and the driver gets out.  It was too perfect.  This guy was great- ripped up acid washed jeans, dingy white t-shirt partially tucked in, cigarette hanging out of his mouth, and the cherry on top... the perfectly groomed mullet.  I sat in my car and watched him walk past my car.  I tried not to stare but I have just never seen a walking Jeff Foxworthy joke before. 

It's the simple things in life that are so fun to enjoy.  Not to mention FREE!  So in these tough times when people can't afford a movie ticket or cable anymore I say go sit in a parking lot, mall, or even a bar and just sit back and watch.  You're bound to see something that will make you laugh.

The question I always want to ask is if the person knows what they look like.  Did the guy in the Camero know how out of style he was?  Where do you even go to get your mullet trimmed (and what stylist with an active license will actually do that- don't they have ethics- but that's a whole 'nother story)?  I'm not the best dressed person but I pay attention to current trends, watch TV, and notice what the stores are selling.  Don't they have mirrors at home?

So, here goes to the walking cliches.  If nothing else you are certainly good for one thing- the entertainment of everyone else.

Comments:
 
Humbert   Humbert wrote
on 12/6/2009 1:47:02 PM
Without cliche's we'd never which club we belong to.

penname   penname wrote
on 1/18/2009 6:58:05 PM
sometimes it seems like almost everyone i know are pretty flat characters- i try to look for one nuance or just anything miniscule that might make them not so cliche' but i never can find that one little thing. I just cant.

penname   penname wrote
on 1/18/2009 6:56:12 PM
once cliches are birthed, they have to be revived every now and then. thank goodness for those people who keep them alive...and ever so funny.

Moonrose   Moonrose wrote
on 1/18/2009 6:13:22 PM
Well, I don't honestly care about 'the latest trend', but I definitely understand what you mean. There is some funny stuff out in ordinary life, isn't there?

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