Friday, January 26, 2007

Things That Make You Go "Hmmm"

I was going through the parking lot at Countryside Mall recently, when a large SUV cut across my path, weaving erratically at full-speed. I immediately started looking around to see if the police were chasing it. The woman behind the wheel was wearing a flowered hijab. The decorative license plate on the front read I Love Flying. Hmmm.

As I was driving through Sarasota last week with a friend, we spotted a shop with two mannequins dressed in exotic costumes. I pulled over immediately. We had to see what was inside.

The shop itself was a disappointment; it was a Pier 1 Imports wannabe. But the towering mannequins were a delight! A man approached us, and when we told him how much we admired the costumes, he became very excited. "Yesssss!" he hissed dramatically. "These women must have been especially tall! At least 6 feet or over! *I* tried on one of the costumes, and it barely fit me!" Hmmm.


Matt said...

I guess that would explain the sour puss on your face?

QUASAR9 said...

Saur Kraut, You saying you are over six foot, hmmm
or just that the costumes were small

I think I'd like to see you in one of them - did you take any pics?

QUASAR9 said...

PS - Most of us like flying
but at break neck speed close to the ground one is sooner or later going to come a cropper or hit an innocent pedestrian or bystander, or another car, maybe even head on
And then she'll cry - where is the fun?

~Deb said...

That must have been some sight witnessing that woman 'flying' with her SUV....I don't believe she is promised the 72 virgins up in heaven so we have nothing to worry about with that one. ;)

Badoozie said...

if you like picking your nose, you could have a license plate that said

The Lazy Iguana said...

I have a sticker on my boat that says "I would rather be working".

Emma Sometimes said...

That always cracks me up to see an erratic driver who doesn't fit the stereotype. I had a co-worker that was the original owner of a blue, 1950's style Nancy Drew-mobile. She drove like a *bat* and her license plate said "Sugar". She was a 73 year old cake decorator.

Miss Cellania said...

Did the exotic costumes look like the ones in the picture? The shop guy must've been a sight trying one on!

Debbie said...

OK should I worried about what is going on down in Florida?

And one does wonder why he would try the costume on! Did he wave his hands around a lot?

Senor Caiman said...


Consumer reports comes out and says men are the worst drivers, that's bs, it's Muslim women. I believe 90% of those big Ford Expeditions & Chevy Suburbans are driven by Muslim women.

I hear that President-elect Obama plans on using these women as suicide bombers once he's elected.

I would like to say Asa Lama lakem to all my Muslim friends.

Saur♥Kraut said...

Gator, ;o)

Debbie, let's just say it really wasn't difficult to imagine him trying on the costume.

Miss C, yes! they looked almost exactly like the ones in the shop!

Emma, *LOL*

Lazy, now that's pretty funny! I don't buy it, though. I know how expert you are at chillin' like a villain.

Badoozie, maybe there's a market for it on Ebay.

Deb, you bring up an excellent point. There are women suicide bombers. What are they promised? If someone can assure me that there are 72 Jeff Goldblums, I'm in.

Quasar, nope, I'm not that tall. I'm only 5'6" to 5'7"ish. I loved those costumes, though! Yeah, not too safe when you're "flying" through a parking lot!

Matt, I don't get it?

Badoozie said...

saur, you have to pardon matt, he was smokin the doobie when he wrote that

Saur♥Kraut said...

Badoozers, ;o)