Most of these pictures never see the light of day but they all end up on my computer. It's like the story of my day to day life without words. In fact my 'phototaking' came in very handy recently when I needed to have exact details about what I was doing over a few days 18 months ago. I couldn't remember but I only had to look at my photo library and memories came flooding back.
I thought I would share some of the photos I took today. Like most days, it pretty quickly goes from the sublime to the ridiculous. I am just so easily distracted.
The day started out pretty ordinary. Nice view. Nice boat. Nice bird.
Then. What. A. Nice. Mess.
I've never seen a traffic jam on water. I am not sure how you manoeuvre your boat out of that mess as they are jammed in that space like sardines (sorry photo is blurry as I was driving at the time.....I know....all shades of wrong...).
Then, a little later these people appeared in front of me while I was crossing the road. I was curious. Why do the smooth guys always get the girls? I wondered whether the answer would be revealed on the other side.
And it was. Clearly smooth guys have no shame, that's why.
I hope they are getting well paid to walk around like that though. The things you have to do to earn money.
My friend and I then started talking about the silliest jobs we have ever done. We laughed till we cried. Then we talked about our first serious jobs. They didn't end well for either of us which was fortuitous really.
She was an apprentice hairdresser. One day she was washing someone's hair and lost control of the hose and it sprayed two clients all over soaking their clothes. Her hairdressing career finished that day. My first job was in a credit union processing payroll deductions. Somehow I broke the computer system that had been operating quite happily for the previous 10 years. All the records disappeared never to be seen again. I have to admire my then boss. He did not lose his temper. He just walked up to me and said through gritted teeth, "Go home, NOW." I did and I stayed there and decided to go to University instead. What about your first jobs. Silly ones? Any disasters?
Then I came upon this sign. It took my interest moreso because it was parked outside a medical centre. Thankfully on closer inspection it was for the Vet Clinic up the road. Although come to think of it I know a few people who would benefit from taking up the offer....pronto...
Then I visited the Bank which is a rare occurrence as normally I do my banking online. I was standing in front of the teller window and happened to look down and see this sign. It made me take a step back. They are not really encouraging customer confidence are they? Apparently, if the bank is getting robbed some kind of large metal plate barrier drops down (think beheading). Does anyone else think that is a nasty accident waiting to happen?
Crazy! Although, the devil in me could find lots of wonderful uses for such technology. I would be covering that sign and encouraging certain customers to lean a little closer...Aren't you just glad I do not work in customer service?
Then I noticed this look in a store window. Is it me or does anyone else think that today's fashion stores are catering solely for street walkers? Look at these pants with the sides cut out of them. What the hell? Do people actually get out in this stuff in broad daylight? I truly must be getting old because then look what I found next.
Chanel's latest handbag. Yes ladies just get your kids hula hoops out of the attic and turn them into the latest fashion. This is Chanel's new beach bag apparently. Can you imagine carrying that in a crowd, on the bus, out for drinks, dinner, to the beach? NO!!!! Although it probably turns into a shade cloth quite easily given it is so large and obtrusive. Or maybe it might turn into a portable boat which clearly might be quite handy in my neighbourhood.
So see? Ridiculous picture taking is my thing. And that's just some of the pictures I took before lunch...... At least now you can see why I never get round to do any blogging..........