A Watcher of the People
Like a bird watcher, whale watcher, and even a weight watcher, I am a watcher too. I like to watch people. We are fascinating creatures who are capable of performing the most idiotic actions. Just look at Youtube. And those are only the people who wanted their asinine vivacity captured on video. There are countless undocumented cases of people being, well, people.
Being the observant person that I am, or can be, I notice some of the idiosyncratic things that people do. The ones I notice are not always like the physical activities displayed on Youtube. It is often what people say, or how they present themselves. For example, I had a situation at work where a lady had purchased a rain coat. It was a simplistic non-expensive rain coat. She asked me to put it in a bag. Her reason (I didn’t ask, she just told me): because she did not want it to get wet. She was serious. I pointed out the flaws in her logic; she laughed and acknowledged that I was correct in my assessment, but still she wanted a bag.
I recently had another similar situation, this one involving a company. A woman was paying for her items. She was a woman of normal stature and atop her head was a hat that read “Bed Head.” I am aware that Bed Head is a hair care product, so it struck me as odd that they would create a promotional hat. What sense does it make for a hair product company to make a hat that will hide their product? That is like a clothing company supporting a nudist movement. I tried to explain this to the woman, but she did not grasp the idea. Figures; the hair I was able to see was blonde.
I notice these inconsistencies that loom about. I take great satisfaction in observing and confronting the views. When addressing these issues, a debate is likely to proceed.
A close friend of mine called to talk on the phone earlier today (We talked about bowling, rent, and laundry. This is not important to the story, but is an added bonus. A fun fact.) A subject came up that I was able to debate. She was not in the mood for my tom-foolery, and shut me down.
In that moment, it became clear that I like debating. Any debate will do. It can be about the most infinitesimal topic and I will still attempt it. There is almost a natural high I receive from the process. It made me pause and consider that maybe the raincoat lady and the Bed Head hat were not strange happenstances.
Perhaps I just want to fight. Allow me to pick a fight in the box and ask it to step outside.
Posted on April 6, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged Bed Head, blog, Blogging, comedy, debate, favorite, favourite, fight, follow, funny, haha, hair, humor, humour, Journal, logic, lol, opinion, people, Personal, rain, stupid, videos, watcher, YouTube. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.