Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Kindness and Karma Week: Letting Your Freak Flag Fly

Yesterday morning I took some time to peruse the pictures of People of Walmart. Now, this isn't one of my go-to sites...I only check it maybe every six months or so, kind of like fail blog. As funny as PoWM is, I always feel a little guilty looking at it, like I'm judging people. It's definitely not the nicest of websites and it obviously does poke fun at unsuspecting people. But you have to wonder...are all these people really that oblivious? Some obviously are, but others...I'm starting to wonder if a number of the subjects in these pictures know exactly what they're doing and either like the attention or just don't care? And then I realized, as a civilization we are all a little messed up...some of us are just better at letting that be known (aka letting our freak flag fly). Everyone has their own quirks and eccentricities and you have to wonder if the people of PoWM are just simply trying to reach out to their fellow human beings (through mullets, crazy bright clothes, leopard print jumpsuits or a lack of pants) because in the end, we are all we have. And for those with possibly unnoticed stains, bad tattoos, and revealing clothing that may not be intentional...they're only human. We're only human! We're all prone to mistakes, it's our nature. So, try not to judge...too much!

Anyway, here's some of my favorites I found while looking at PoWM yesterday...

How freaking adorable is the little old man!? I'm totally making Antoine wear a hot dog hat when we're old and gray!

This lady makes me smile! And for some reason reminds me of Mama's Family...which is awesome!

Now I want to watch Tombstone! This guy is wicked cool!

I'm going to try to be more like this guy this week. No, not meditate in Walmart. But I'm going to stop and breathe when I'm starting to feel stressed. If we would all just do that, this world might be a little less crazy.

As someone who loves cows (yes, I LOVE cows...I think they are so adorable. FYI: they are my favorite barnyard animal!) I'll say it...this picture is awesome! Power to ya strange cowboy guy for having the balls to ride your steer to Walmart...if only we could all be that free!

Now, I must go talk to Antoine and convince him that getting a cow makes so much more sense than getting a dog...

1 comment:

Christian said...

In case you're wondering what Charlie (from Sunny) will look like in 3 years: