07 July 2008

Hands

I just stopped by the drugstore and as I was walking down an aisle, I noticed a young man approaching me. Young in this case could be anywhere from 15 to 23, I'd guess. He was wearing long white shorts, some kind of synthetic since they were almost shiny with an elastic band.

And his hands were down the front of his shorts. Way down as if inside his shorts were deep pockets, but more to the center than to the side. He had the relaxed posture of someone who'd hooked their thumbs into their waistband, except that it was all under his shorts. I was nonplussed.

After he'd walked past, I saw him turn to look at me in my peripheral vision. No, buddy, this wouldn't be the time for a pick-up line.

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  1. He wasn't groping around from the looks of it, but I couldn't figure out what he was thinking.

    Back to charm school for that one! ;)

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  2. i have a pair of jeans with REEALLY deep pockets and i find that i am always reaching down as far as i can. i think it is because i just like to get to the bottom of things, or to KNOW that there is a bottom so all my change doesn't get left behind.

    but now i am going to feel kind of seedy! which is probably the sort of thing i need right now ;)

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  3. /brandon\: I think you're all right as long as your pockets are on the outside of your pants.

    Or, conversely, I'm seedy too because I don't carry a purse, and I'm forever checking all my numerous pockets (deep, I assure you) to make sure I haven't dropped anything when I stand up.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I just love how this piece was written, even more so than its actual topic - for some reason...

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