I've been reading some inspiring blog posts lately about resolutions for 2011, and some nice retrospectives about 2010. But I gotta tell you, here in Sydney, we're still in holiday mode. Sure, most people are back at work by now, but January is still holiday time. It's summer, school is out, families go on vacation. So 'round these parts, we take awhile to ease into the new year and get all motivated. Get back to me in February about resolutions.
So instead of a deep thinking resolution, introspective kind of thing, I give you this:
Here is a young man enjoying his Subway sandwich with his underwear CLEARLY displayed above his jeans, which were firmly belted around his mid-thighs. I know. I KNOW. Jason and I were at the mall yesterday and we walked past him as we were leaving the food court. I was in awe. And lest you think his pants slipped down too far and he was unaware, may I offer Exhibit A? The belt, sir. The belt.
Now, I think we can all agree that this is just wrong. Yes? Okay. But here is what may possibly be more wrong. As Jase and I passed him, I whispered, "I really have to get a picture of this." And in what seemed to be a choreographed movement, Jason continued forward with the stroller and I curved off to the right. Casually--oh so casually!--I strolled along, as if I were choosing between the kebab place or the salad place. I eased into a seat behind that poor dude and pulled out my phone as if to check for a text message. I snapped a quick picture and contemplated moving in for a closer shot. I didn't want to blow my cover though, so I pocketed my phone and made for the Dollar Shop just beyond the food court.
So, wrong as this guy's fashion choices are, it is probably worse that my immediate reaction was to take his picture. These kind of covert ops seem to run in the family. I was only thinking of you. It's just that sometimes life throws something absolutely ridiculous in your path and it simply must be shared. And when that happens, far be it from me to let you down. Plus, whatever issues you might be having today, I bet you remembered to pull your pants up all the way. So this could also be encouraging.
And thus ends my first post of the New Year. Just me sneaking a photo of a dude I don't know. A dude, innocently eating Subway with his drawers hanging out. And I promise you this--in 2011, I will strive to maintain this high level of quality and reflection.
You deserve nothing less.