Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Next Level

Sometimes I listen to strangers conversations and mentally give my opinion ~ Pinterest

In 'real' life we would never want to be in someone else's shoes and in all honesty, it's not our place to judge, but there is an amateur social science out in the world that it's okay to try and  guess another person's story and it's called people watching!

Sunglasses: allowing you to stare at people without getting caught.  It's like Facebook in real life.
People are fascinating! 
There are places all over the world known for their people watching... and people who go there know they will be on display and be seen.  That's why they go there!
There are places on the web that give you tips on the best locations to people watch...(just do a google search if you are interested) be it a cafe on the streets of Paris, or sitting on a rock during an outdoor music festival. 
And there are techniques to discreetly people watch like wearing dark sunglasses so no one can see your eyes, and by seeming to be interested in your beverage in hand... like a coffee!
Week #15 - LIFE'S Simple Pleasures - people watching
People watching is truly a sport!  There is even a coffee shop bingo.  It's an actual card you can print out and bring with you and share with your friends if you are going out people watching.  It has spots on it like 'cell phone ringing'  'children with a Starbucks drink' 'someone spills a drink'.  I'm not sure what you win if you can fill out the card diagonally, but that's probably what makes the game of people watching even better.  You get to make it up according to your day's observations!
What's even more funny.... WalMart Bingo for people watching.... it has spots on it's card like, 'pregnant woman with visible tramp stamp tatoo', 'rat tail hair', 'entire family in camo'.... hilarious!
I am waiting for the day that WalMart decides to put a bar in their stores.  That'll take people watching to the next level.
It's just a fun way to pass time. 
In light of the recent events in Boston, you can certainly people watch during a huge public event like the Boston Marathon.  I don't actually want to dwell on the tragedy of it ... but circulating on Facebook is an awesome quote by Mr. Fred Rogers....“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.”
We can certainly watch for the helpers, they are out there!

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