Well I’m just people watching
The other people watching me
And we’re all people watching
The other people watching we
– Jack Johnson
I LOVE to people watch!
Airports, markets, malls, shops, other countries, other cities, fairs, work events, conferences…Seriously…I should have been an anthropologist for as much as I love to watch people. It is just fascinating to me…other people…the way they walk, the way they act, the way they look, the people they’re with….it’s honestly a smorgasborg of fun.
I forget though that other people are people watching as well….and I may sometimes fall into the group of people they are staring at, picking apart, or analyzing.
My hubs and I went on a date this past weekend. We were in the mood for something casual, so we went to a local restaurant/ sports bar sort of place downtown. It was hoppin’ with people! Primo people watching locale, I tell you. I was making up stories, personas, lifestyles, and pasts for the people we were seeing. It was so much fun. My hubs thinks I’m sort of a dork when I do that.
The place we went has tons of ginormous tv’s all around. They had the olympic gymnastic trials on a few tv’s, some horse racing on a couple, and one of the tv’s closest to us was showing the X-Games extreme skateboarding. That stuff fascinates me, but it freaks me out when they fall off and basically plummet down this giant hill that’s probably as tall as a 5 story building.
I’m an expressive person…and apparently other people notice that.
Turns out that I made a few faces. And people were watching…
Maybe kinda like this….
Sorry, I clearly got a little carried away with the Photo Booth on my computer. But what I really wanted to say was that at one point during dinner, I looked up and realized that I must have been making some horrible face, because a couple across the bar was laughing, and the woman, a complete stranger mind you, waved at me. I knew immediately that I was totally busted.
I was being people watched!
What can you do but laugh at yourself? And then have a hilarious laugh across the room with a complete stranger?! And then, if you’re me…you go over and have a laugh in person with your new friends, Tricia and Michael… who were completely hysterical, and also subject to our people watching earlier in the evening. Fortunately for us and them, turns out we’d each voted the other couple…best looking couple in the place. ROCK ON with my weird-face-makin self! For real though…ridiculous!
So Tricia and Michael, it was a scream! And to everyone else out there…remember that you’re not the only one who may be people watching!