Saturday, July 16, 2005

A Room With A View

I was walking with my kids yesterday at our little local strip plaza. The name strip plaza, was so exactly on the money, walking behind these three amigos.

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They looked to be late teens early 20's. At least, the girls did. They were probably fourteen. How do you explain the thong with the heart in the middle to your nine year old kid walking beside you?

You say, "Wow. Interesting outfits, eh buddy?"
And he laughs. "That guys pants keep falling down."
"Yeah. He probably can't work, he has a full time job keeping his pants up." I say.

Hey. It was a hot day. I'm not saying people shouldn't dress how they want. But when your shorts are like, maybe four inches long from the waist to the top half of your bum cheek, when you are wearing a top that says, "More Than a Mouthful", when you have to yank on your pants every ten seconds so they don't fall off your arse (and I am talking about the middle girl here, the guy had less than ten seconds between each hike),

You are just Asking To Be Stared At.

Wait. Maybe that was the point. It's the modern day version of that John Updike story, A&P.

Whatever. All I know is my kid practically had an anatomy lesson. At least the one that covers bum cracks.



At 11:12 AM, Blogger Mainline Mom said...

Oh I HATE looking at people dressed like that. It's offensive to my eyes. I can't wait to explain that to my kids.

At 11:38 AM, Blogger ieatcrayonz said...

Hey Amy,

I couldn't see the entire picture you posted, darn it!

I notice that you use photobucket to post pictures. You might try to edit the pictures once you've uploaded them and resize at the highest value: 75%. If it's still too big, go in and resize it again at 75%. If you make it too small, you have to upload it again. It's a pain.

Also, if you haven't tried yet, you might look into it. I like it a whole lot better than photobucket and it still allows you to post a picture and blog entry from the photo site.

Just a thought. Hope it helps and doesn't make you mad. Maybe I'm the only one having problems seeing it.

And yes, I'd rather my child learn anatomy in school, not out on the street! You are too funny, girl!

At 11:40 AM, Anonymous lawbrat said...

Thongs, butts hangin out, tattoos shown off...ewww. Then, typically, they wonder why no one takes them seriously. Come on!

At 12:14 PM, Blogger mrtl said...

You are a riot, Amy! This is hysterical, and so sadly true.

At 12:36 PM, Anonymous Amanda B. said...

Bwahahaha. I love this story. Sounds like your Kiddo has a great sense of humor.

It also bothers me when the kids blast the rap music with the bitch, ho, f*ck, in the grocery store parking lot. It's like, wow, look around you. There are little kids everywhere. Little kids have the right not to hear Smack a Ho and so do I. Turn that crap down.

Otherwise I'm gonna put on James Taylor at 200 decibels.

At 12:57 PM, Blogger SierraBella said...

Great drawing! I can never get 'paint' to look this good.
The hanging britches I really don't get. It looks uncomfortable.
What'll be the next phase??? Grandpa pants that get pulled up to their armpits?
Thanks for visiting my site!

At 1:02 PM, Blogger Susie said...

That was YOU walking behind us?

At 1:43 PM, Blogger Mama Duck said...

Freakin' hilarious!!!! I LOVE the illustration and the "week's worth of clothes" in the bagis right on the money! Thanks for the laugh!!

At 2:06 PM, Blogger Sandy said...

You drew that? Pretty artistic eh? Thanks for visiting my blog...I LOVE your blog! I'll be back!

At 2:29 PM, Blogger Bossy‚ô•'s YOU said...

thank for coming by my site...

i dont know why these folks bother getting dressed

At 2:45 PM, Blogger Whitney said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! And yeah, I work at a mall and I see that all the time! Yuck!

At 8:56 PM, Blogger Wethyb said...

Amie I heart you too :) You just crack me up!!! Love the picture! Too bad that's about how they all dress eh?

At 1:56 AM, Blogger Bente said...

I love the drawing Amy! I also hate the styles you have pictured. Some of the girls have these great figures and then wear clothes a million sizes too small and they just look terrible. I don't get it.

If you still want to send me some recipes I'll give you my email because I haben't got it linked anywhere on my blog: bentehasler[at]hotmail[dot]com

I don't know if you get spam from putting your email on here so I typed it like that just incase. :)

At 1:01 PM, Blogger SoozieQ said...

This is hilarious! I can't believe you drew that and it's *so* incredibly accurate.

Who would have ever thought that a WEDGIE would become a fashion statement?!?!

No thank you! I'd rather my {insert undies of choice} NOT be pulled up 3 inches ABOVE my pants.

You are too funny!

At 7:05 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

Just be glad your sonhasn't found out that, that style is "cool"
then what huh.
the thong thing is so just yuccckkkk how do girls think that makes them looks sexy.
Pretty sure sluty isn't sexy
but who am I to say !!!

At 10:11 AM, Blogger jennifer said...

yeah, i live in a beach town and what passes for clothing here is wacky - mind you it's not just the young ones here - little old ladies in thongs ain't pretty. ok, joking about the little old ladies and thongs. but seriously, it's becoming gross - especially when i see clothing for a 2 yr. old that says "hot stuff" or "sexy girl" - wtf is all i can say.

At 11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know it's offensive but really it's best to let them do it when they are young and see the looks from strangers! Let them see that it is not appropriate or they may grow up and become adults that wear tube tops and mini skirts and that's really scary. It's one thing to see on the young (and they are probably only 14 or so) it's sooooo scary on a 50 year old overweight person! I know I have 3 girls ranging from 14-23 and the older two now realize what is acceptable and what is not...the 14 yr old is still working on it (so the rocking slut thing is happening at our house!)
Keep up the discussions with your's the best thing ever!

At 3:01 PM, Blogger Effie said...

Loved the drawing--it looks like so many teenagers/early 20's kids around here...scary sight, eh?! That heart thong--why can't you get a low-rise thong to match the low rise pants/shorts/skirt?? I've seen far too many g-strings, thongs, etc from girls wearing lowslung things....too much to see I hubby agrees....

I LOL'd when you said "celtic symbol for I'm a slut"--hahaha!

And I agree with soozieq--who would have thought a WEDGIE would be fashionable?!

At 5:37 PM, Blogger ducklet said...

we really don't get much of that here in the Pac NW. there's one thing to be said for all the rain, i suppose.

At 5:43 PM, Blogger PapaCool said...

I've yet to be able to figure out the 16-yards of fabric thing? Can anyone explain??

At 1:36 AM, Blogger Annejelynn said...

I saw this kid, totally drowning in his pants, with his bum (covered by boxers) hangin' out, his pants were so low - I asked him if he'd lost a lot of weight or something and told him he needed to buy something that fit - he thought it was hilarious, because at first he was like, "No, I haven't lost any weight," all perplexed as to what I meant. It was really funny.

At 1:37 AM, Blogger Annejelynn said...

great rendering, by the way - more than a mouthful??? scares the hell outta me!

At 5:39 PM, Blogger Big Heavy said...

hey, the thongy chick was wearing a hooters t-shirt.


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