Friday, 4 June 2010

What the eye sees the sarcasm comments on


I think it fair to say that I love to people-watch. Those of you whom are fellow twitterers will have seen frequent comments appearing that more often than not are notes on sights and sounds (and smells) around me as I travel to and from work, meander about the office, or take the opportunity to venture outside and see natural daylight.
I therefore am taking advantage of a break in my training schedule (oh, and a day off work) to download some of the photos I have taken recently with my phone during these perambulations. Apologies for the quality which is not always the best, but then again I am also subscribing to the paparazzi school of photography whereby I 'snap and run' before anyone notices.
If you hear headline news of a London business woman being arrested for inappropriate camera behaviour, that'll be me.


Ok, I think this was a case of an Amy Winehouse wannabe that got confused with Ivana Trump. Not sure. You decide. It looked pretty plastic, either way.


Harem-style pants as office attire? Even I know that looks ridiculous.


I just wish I could have caught this on film. Very tall woman, very tight skirt, very high (and very awful) pink shoes. Could not walk to save her life. There was a contingent of people around me watching and just waiting for her to go arse-over-tit. Which she almost did – twice - in the time it took to snap this photo.


Heard the term 'vomit inducing'? I give you 'vomit coloured'. OMG woman, what were you thinking?

Bit blurry, but I give you Toupee Tom. One comment here: guys, just go bald gracefully. Wigs are just so not appealing.
And finally...


Again, apologies about the quality but it is, nevertheless, the Tandem Twins. One day I will get a decent photo of them. I may even ask for permission next time as they have probably also spotted my lurking movements when our paths cross at the tube station.
EVERYTHING they wear/carry/use is exactly identical. From the outfit and hairdo right down to the earrings. Marginally spooky.

Disclaimer: these posts are not meant to offend, they are totally tongue-in-cheek. If you have been captured on film, congratulations, you caught my attention. If this offends you I am truly sorry. A simple email with proof of identity will see you removed tout suite. Just like that.

24 comments:

  1. That HAS to be a uniform. Surely? No one over the age of 6 goes about dressed exactly like someone else.
    Great post BTW. We'll have a whip round to bail you out when you're arrested for papping someone famous by accident.

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  2. LOL! Some cracking photos there! I so would not have the guts to take pictures of others! Those tights, oh my god!

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  3. Loving it, hope it becomes a regular feature. x

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  4. These are awesome. And I agree with Very Bored in Catalunya... really hope this becomes a regular feature :-)

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  5. You are a very brave snapper. The lady in yellow would have busted my lense!

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  6. @ Expat mum - agreed, it's *got* to be a uniform. It must be for a very very fussy bank....

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  7. Of course I like nothing better than a challenge.

    So a regular feature it will be then!

    Glad you liked these. And the bail man says can you start putting a collection together pronto.

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  8. hahaha this is just wonderful! Please keep them coming :)

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  9. Brilliant post - more more more!!!

    This is the second post I've read today regarding fashion - the other one was a mickey take of the GQ mens fashion street awards :D

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  10. I'm laughing, yet simultaneously praying that I don't find a slightly blurry pic of myself on here one day... :)

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  11. Absolutely brilliant! Love the idea, I'm with the rest, a regular feature please?

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  12. Brilliant! Cheered me up no end reading this and chuckling at your photos. More of the same please :-)

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  13. I appear to have stumbled upon a 'hit' here - so much for OH ticking me off about my snapping habit, it's all systems go now!
    Thanks so much for appreciative comments. Next install in a few weeks no doubt... or sooner depending on what crosses my (photographic) path.

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  14. You and I have so much in common. That's exactly the sort of thing I notice in my people watching. And the tights? Who the hell would?

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  15. So funny! I have added you to my blogroll. London is such a wonderful place to people watch - it's the gift that keeps on giving - or is that herpes?

    http://amodernmilitarymother.wordpress.com/

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  16. Oh my!

    Fantastic post - more please!

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  17. All brilliant, Toupee Tom is the surefire winner for me - but why do I feel a little sad looking at him? What is it about ageing identical twins that is just a little bit scary. We have a set locally - I MUST get a shot of them for you ;) Px

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  18. Thank goodness you haven't spotted me... or at least haven't posted pictures of me!

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  19. The one with the pink heels is obviously a man. Just saying.

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  20. Very tall woman = man?

    Loving the toupee, so subtle - I like guessing which of my male colleagues has dyed their hair, not actually terribly challenging but does pass time in meetings

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  21. Brilliant brilliant brilliant. Wish to god I had a video of you mooching around taking these pictures!
    Loving the Shrek legs, just vomitous

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  22. This is bloody wonderful! I think i love you!

    I now also want to go out and take sneaky shots of passing members of the public. Unfortunately our town is so small that I would probably get linched...ah sod it, got to be good for a laugh, right?

    Did I mention how much i love you?

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  23. Expat Mum has volunteered to raise funds for when I (eventually) get arrested.
    Considering I am already on the prowl for the next installment, this may be sooner rather than later.

    Heather - love you too. Tell the lynch mob to back off or they will have to deal with me instead.

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