A missed photo op!!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Abbey, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    I am a sneaky camera nut. Just when you least expect it, I'll snap a picture. I'll talk just about anyone into letting me capture the moment.

    Well, today I didn't have the guts. A friend of mine takes me out to lunch. He knows I ALWAYS travel with my camera. All of a sudden he's giving me this 'look'...I'm like, why are you looking at me like that? A few looks and head nods later I see what he saw.

    I nearly spit out my food.

    Not 5 feet away was a man who had the absolute worst farmer's tan you could imagine. It's like someone drew lines on him...here is absolute white, and here is very dark brown. I wanted to take a pix of his feet so badly. (Someone let him out of the house with sandals on.) I don't think those toes have seen a hint of sunlight in decades. So, friend I continue to chuckle and he says, "You HAVE to get a photo of that."

    We conspire about how I could do this without embarrassing the guy. There was never an opportunity where he wouldn't see me take a photo. Then we started concocting stories about how I could approach him and ask to take a photo of his feet. All this time we're just dying in laughter.

    If he would have been by himself or other guys, I would have easily approached him and asked for a photo. But, he was there with family and kids...not the right time. YOU WOULD HAVE LOVED IT, THOUGH!!!

  2. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Hmmm...I will see if I can manage to snap a picture of Tony half naked for you. He is the epitome of Farmers tan. You can literally see the outline of a tee shirt on him. It used to be not so noticeable but he stopped walking around without a shirt years ago...lol.
  3. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I can just imagine the excuses you'd come up with to take the picture! :rofl: Hey, at least he wasn't wearing white socks with his sandals! (Though white feet runs a close second).
  4. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Gcvmom, around here, the beach natives make fun of the men who wear black socks and sandles. Kind of funny the differences from one shore to the other.

    My dad has a permanent farmer's tan. He's a roofer. Arms of steel, with absolutely no pecs. His legs haven't seen sunshine in 30 years. His face and arms are dark all year round. When he shows up at my house to go in the pool (on that rare occasion) with my kids, you need sunglasses to look at his legs. If you just saw his legs, you'd think he was sickly.
  5. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    haha...Loth. It was THAT bad. Now, I'm am far from a fashion guru, but my gosh! What family member let him out of the house like that? The division line between the blinding white and the REALLY tanned ankles was hysterical.

    Here's one of my favorite photo ops. The guy in the driver's seat, which you can barely see, is a gentleman that I befriended while living in Madison. He lived a few houses down. He was one tough cookie to break the racial barrier wall. But, in the end, I won. (I'm not so bad.) He would go about 2mph past my house all slumped down in his seat to see if we were home.

    The rest of the crew are a bunch of kids that would walk by twice a day going to summer school. I'd always greet them...they'd never respond. So one day old Harry comes rolling up with his car stereo blasting so I stopped and had a quick chat. Those kids came walking by. I think they were surprised I was talking to this old guy who has lived in that house forever. I asked if I could take a picture of them all.

    I just thought it was cool.


    Now you can see there is a real person in there.


    We became great friends. You would NEVER expected this when I first met him.


    Other favorite photo ops:

    Nothing like playing with leeches.

    Fishing is so fun.

    So, if you're in my area, always know that I have a camera ready. I guess that means don't be caught doing something you shouldn't be doing. (Got a few of those, too.):tongue:

  6. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Have you seen that facebook page on The People of Walmart? The guy takes pictures of people walking through Walmart...Some pictures are just stupid.....like a guy with a yellow shirt and cutt-off jeans, but he has a picture of this um...very large lady wearing a shirt and what looks like a thong and nothing else...just out and about shopping. There are a few pics on there that just crack me up! Now, those are people you wonder what they were thinking!
  7. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    I know a few people that have bought those little tiny cameras that are just a little bigger than a credit card and not thicker than a pack of cards, just so they can keep in their pocketbook, just so they don't miss a photo op.
  8. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    I couldn't find it, Loth. All I could find is why people hate Walmart.

  9. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    I'll find the link and pm you. Unless FB decided to delete it, which I doubt.
  10. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

  11. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    NOTHING tops the man on the beach in Siesta Key about 12 years ago that was in his early 80s wearing a Greek thong (diaper like thing) and the sign said - THONGS ARE BANNED. When he passed my Mom (who can't stop laughing hysterically and had her head in a towel) he was very proud of his wrinkled buttocks.

    No one - made him put his cheeks back in shorts - no one. But he was tanned all over....no lines. :ashamed: