Inspiration Monday: for 2/13/2012
February 21, 2012 by siggiofmaine
The Prompts: Pretend you don’t notice //Picking their noses
//Musical hands//A fight to the life// Can’t see past my gun
I wished I could think about what to write
about “picking their noses”.
It took awhile and then …
It sort of evolved into
“pretend you don’t notice”
as George Carlin said,
“Do people think the windows in
the cars are one way and other
drivers can’t see them
picking their noses?“
It gives thought to much of what
people do that they think people
Do you pretend that you don’t
notice when someone has buttoned
their shirt wrong ?’
How can they not notice ?
Do you pretend you don’t notice
when someone has food on their
face or give a discreet point to
your face and hope they get the
Same goes for men with mustaches,
and food in the teeth.
All these delicate social clues.
When I was working
the staff would come to me
with such issues…
Do we tell someone they have their
slacks on backwards…the only seam
is down the back of their leg.
Fly is open…I mastered that one.
Working with the uninhibited confused
souls I learned about timing and
Pretend you don’t notice
goes a long way these days
with the “do your own thing”
I myself have had purple or
metallic copper streaks in my hair
and since I love color
it is difficult to not notice the
florescent pink hair
then pretend one doesn’t notice.
my father’s statement of
“poured in and forgot to say ‘when’ “
comes to mind,
when the not so svelte,
could wear a size or two larger
and their choice of apparel.
Which brings me to my mother’s
“don’t they ever look at their
backsides when buying clothes ?”
The answer is “of course not !”
So, pretend you don’t notice,
when people are picking their noses.
the windows in your car
aren’t one way either !
Sigrid “Siggi” Saradunn