Four weeks left of our job here in Yellowstone. We have pretty much seen everything that we wanted to see here and working 5 days a week keeps us busy. So now our attentions have kind of turned to people watching. How can you not when there are hundreds or maybe thousands of people a week that go through the store.
Fashions are all over the spectrum because of the mix of Europeans, Asians, Indians(people from India) and of course Americans.
Starting with Americans. People are dressed like cowboys because we are out west. You have Amish people. Back packers (who stink by the way, depending on how long they have been in the back country). Harley people in more leather than a cow would wear. Women wearing spandex leggings that shouldn't be. I mean if it is stretched so far that it is almost see through, maybe you shouldn't wear it.
Tattoos. I find it interesting to see the variety of tattoos people have and where they put them. I just sit and wonder sometimes why they would put large angel wings on their backs or have stuff all over their chests. One young woman had on short shorts and around her thigh was a tattooed gun belt with a tattooed pistol in it. Things that make you go hmmmm?
Let me tell you about the young women and I don't know how to say this with out sounding like a dirty old man. Young women are really dressing scantally. Like wearing those small little volleyball shorts. Lisa will say to me, "Did you see the girl with her vagina hanging out? Or ass cheeks hanging out". The tank tops that are cut on the side from their armpits to their waist. That's a lot of side boob. I am not complaining by the way.
The other day this woman comes up to my counter to purchase something. She has this purse that is clipped to the front of her low rise jeans. So the weight of the purse is pulling down on the front of her jeans. All I can say is that it was a good thing she shaves. It was almost a beaver sighting if you know what I mean. Quite distracting.
Then also the other day some young blonde attractive women bicyclists come into the store and of course they come to my register. They have on these tight little bicycle shorts on. After they left I said to Lisa "I didn't know the Swedish bicycle camel toe team was in town?" She said that every guy in the store noticed them. I only share this because it looks obvious to me that they want to be noticed. So notice them I did.
Men in bike shorts. Lisa is still having nightmares about that.
Like people with funky colored hair. Sorry if I am staring at your ridiculous hair color, but that is what you want. Get back to the circus! Goth people really stick out in a National Park. Is it really cool wearing all that black in a National Park on a hot and sunny day? Doesn't the sun beating down on all those piercings start to heat them up?
Asian people really don't like the sun. They are covered from head to toe. They usually have the funkiest hats I have ever seen. The brims are about 3 times the size of anything out there.
Many people really don't think they smell. I am talking about serious body odor. Takes your breath away when you happen to be inhaling as they walk by.
On a positive note, we have over come most of the language barriers. That is because our charades skills have greatly improved.
Like I opened with this post. 4 more weeks left!