Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Observing People


This post is meant to be a lighthearted look at observing people. It is not meant to poke fun at or put anyone down. These are my thoughts, as warped as they are. Please do take offence.

I think my experience at modelling school when I was 14 taught me how to walk, how to carry myself ... And it stayed with me.

As I'm out and about it never ceases to amaze me how poorly people walk. I think I strut more than I walk. My mom used to tease me about my walk even in my teens.

I can't believe how many women waddle. I maen, if you're 8 months pregnant and big as a house, I totally understand. The waddlers tend to be the over 40, under 5'4" crowd who are, shall we say, ample?

Please don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to put anyone down or make fun of anyone. These are strictly my observations. I suppose when you have short, heavy legs, its harder to have a smoother walk. There's also the flip flop waddle. Ladies ... While someone had the bright idea to make fancier flip flops ... And ballet flats for that matter ... And while they're realy cute, they are SO bad for you ... For your legs, your back, your overall posture. Regular flats at least have a little heel ... Half to one inch which makes all the difference.

Then there are the clumpers. There are a couple of women who I see every morning and they clump. There doesn't appear to be anything wrong with them, they just never learned the fine art of feminine walking.

Men are not exempt. There are the "light in the loafers" bouncers, the schleppers, and my absolute favourite ... The "pants are so far down my hips that if I walk normally my pants are going to fall down" crowd. Those are my favourite. I always want to go up behind them and yank their pants up ... Or down. Make up your mind! If you want to advertise your boxers, why not just show them off?


  1. Remember that Seinfeld episode with the woman at the office who didn't swing her arms when walking? I actually used to work with someone like that... SO WEIRD!

  2. Why doesn't it surprise me that you want to yank men's pants down? You frisky-biscuit, you.


  3. LOL .. you are so right! I don't think it matters if you live in the city or country ... some people really make you stop and pause. HHL

  4. oh , I almost forgot .. I'm having my first give-away .. pop over and enter... Hug..HHL