Nov 11, 2007

some things just shouldn't be allowed.

Friday night, the Husband suggested we go to the swap meet Saturday. and, being the agreeable sort that i am, well...i agreed.

down here, the Orange County Fairgrounds hosts a swap meet every weekend. it's truly a cornucopia of everything.


fresh produce. spas. hair care products.lotions. art. mirrors.

heck, they've even got two trailers for haircuts.

but the most fun, is the people watching.
and believe me, here at the O.C. Swap Meet, you get plenty of subject matter.

there's the chicks that look, well...normal.
there's the women who look like your grandma. your grandma who is dressing like the average teenage girl. and then there's the women who SO do not look like they would be caught dead at a swap meet.

then there's the trailer park trifectas.

i saw many of them yesterday. it made me laugh, even while i recoiled.

what's a trailer park trifecta, you ask? a triple threat. picture this: a chick, who, like most of us, has an *ahem* little extra padding all around.

but TPTs go further. their tops are WAY too tight for their body shape, as are their pants. which results in the trifectas.
boobs. muffin top. belly.

i cannot tell you how many of them i saw yesterday. my favorite was the one who had some kind of tat on the *ahem* top of her boobage, AND her shirt was rising up on her tummy, exposing the faboo belly button piercing.

dontcha wish your girlfriend was hot like me. hot like me, indeed.

i love people-watching. sociology was one of my favorite subjects in college. but this, really was too much.

like i said, it's not that i have anything against people with extra padding. Lord knows i've got more than my share.

but i ain't about to share it by wearing a top so tight i can see the scar from your appendectomy on your tum-tum.

heck. even i have my limits.


Steff said...

I completely know what you mean! Sometimes when I'm out with friends we'll see one of those trifecta people and we'll look at each other and say, "Never ever let me leave the house looking like that okay?" Some people...just no sense of what is appropriate!

More importantly...did you buy anything good?!

Anonymous said...

I so know what you speak of. I too have spent quality time at the OC swap meet just people watching and wondering where they all come from.


Allison said...

It bugs me when people wear clothes too tight! Although, mom has harassed me for my jeans? =/

doodlebugmom said...

I did not harass Allison about her jeans!

Melissa said...

Just because they make it in your size does NOT mean you need to be wearing it!

I hope you got some good stuff, on top of the people watching!

Jolene George said...

LOL! Mark and I love to people it's free entertainment. Not that we judge them. We are just suprised by the vast variety of people out there and wonder what makes them act and dress the way they do. :o)

Tug said...

People REALLY need to learn how to dress for their weight!

and buy mirrors.

Mirrors would be good.