Friday, August 28, 2009

Ain't people watching grand!

Darrell was away for the past couple of days, so I got to go to the airport and pick him up.

Don't you just love going to the airport and seeing all the people? There are some real weirdos out there!

I am always amazed at what people wear on airplanes. It used to be that people got dressed up to fly. It was an event. Of course, I'm talking about the forties and fifties when people got dressed up to go anywhere.

Now, however, just about anything goes!

In the twenty minutes I spent waiting for Darrell, I saw people dressed in:

  • What I would wear around the house and to bed....sloppy sweats, an over- or under-sized t-shirt, and flip-flops.
  • Jeans and a casual shirt (my travel wear of choice).
  • Business attire (most likely the business travelers).
  • Skanky wear--normally characterized by the dress that covers not nearly enough, the super high heels, and lots of skin. Usually overly tanned skin.

And then there was the coup de gras!

There was a man, about 60 years old, who was in above average shape for a man of his age. He had gray hair, that was groomed rather nicely. Not bad, you're thinking. Oh, but wait, there's more!

He was wearing a shiny, white, Lycra, tight-fitting, half-shirt. It was pretty fancy. Keep reading....

He was wearing bright red, super tight, Lycra, pants. The front of which was just covering enough of his parts to keep them legal. Under his pants, he wore a thong. I know this because it was more than peeking above his pants. That's not all!

He was wearing some serious high black strappy heels. You know...lady shoes. Higher than I would have ever worn, even in my high-heel-wearing-days. I'm guessing he got them from a mail order place, because I really don't think they sell his size in stores.

I tried not to stare, but who am I kidding? He was a FREAK!

I wish I had taken a picture of Darrell with this man in the background. I fear no one will believe this story without documentation.

But there are a lot of people who were at the Terminal 4 baggage claim area at about 7:50 this evening who would back me up.


Diana said...

Hmmm...I am rather skeptical. I think I need a picture.

Just Pam said...

Oh for a picture! Maybe someone took one and it will work its way onto the Internet. Google here I come!!!

Emily said...

Oh my. He must have been the same guy I saw a few weeks ago walking around downtown SLC. This guy was wearing a small, lycra half-shirt and cut-off shorts that were barely covering anything. I think he was a never-nude (do you get that reference?). I took a sneaky picture of him. I'll have to post it to my blog....

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Aunt Spicy said...

Ohhhh, I wish there was a picture...that is classic! I LOVE people watching at the airport...usually I am the one in the business suit, but I am always amazed at the people that wear the scantly clad outfits. I always wonder if that is what they wear normally, or if they picked out the outfit just for the plane! Like in vegas. I am pretty sure that either a) the worst dressed people in the world only go on vacation to Vegas, or b) that tourists think "what do they wear in Vegas" and then pack their tackiest outfits.