Saturday, June 14, 2008

It's Just Weird, That's All

So I just went to pick up Saige and Chase and two of their friends (who conveniently live next door to each other) to come and swim. On the way back we passed this historical house and there were two people dressed up in historical costumes standing outside to greet people who want to come look through the house. It goes beyond me. Who would want to do that? I don't get it. I'm not even trying to be funny, maybe it's just a different gene pool. I know people love Williamsburg and all those old houses and people go to Lancaster and look through Amish people's houses with their no electricity. Why? It actually annoyed me as I drove by, I thought, "Get out of those costumes and go swimming or something." But that's wrong, that's their thing. It's cool. Different strokes right? Maybe I'm the only one that can't stand that sort of thing, and I'm the "weird" one. Which brings me to my point. As we were driving home the four kids were all talking about "weird people" which is really frowned upon, my kids know this. All I have to do is glance in the rear view mirror and shoot them a look and they stop. I mean come on, their mom has a pierced nose, do we really want to be casting stones? Then I felt bad I got so irritated by the pilgrim people. Learned my lesson.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I get a little like "whatever" when I see people like that, not because I think that what they are doing is any better or worse than what I might choose to do with my Saturday afternoons. Hell, I'm 45 and I wear a Speedo swimsuit. Who am I to judge what they want to wear? However, those people have always seemed to me to be conservative, and conservative people tend to be judgmental of others. I'm not saying they necessarily are; it's just a sense I have from dealing with similar people in the past. I once dated a Morman, a really smart, lovely guy, and his parents insisted he is going to hell for not following Mormon law. So, while I don't judge them, I may unfairly roll my eyes and steer clear when I see them. I also thank God or whatever universal force is out there that it's not me dressed like that. Hmm, I wonder if some of them don't wear Speedos and such underneath those outfits. Maybe that's what I'll imagine next time I see them; instead of rolling my eyes, I might just smile. Mark

Amy said...

I get you. I really didn't think about their personalitys, I just don't like touring pilgrim stuff. But because of your comment, I will forever picture all the historical get ups with speedos underneath. I think it will make me slightly more fond of the whole thing if I think they have secrets....

Laurie of the Seven Stories said...

Sometimes things just bug the shit out of you and you don't know why- part of being human I say. People who pretend to like everything are just full of shit.
By the way, am also a mommy blogger living near philly, looking to connect with other local mommy bloggers. Come visit me on the playground (my blog).

Mel said...

Sorry, but I guess you will have to give me "the look" because I am a big talker of weird people!! I just don't get some people, but hey I am sure there are many who look at me and say the same, right? I think it is weird that you would get dressed up to have somebody walk through your house. Definitely gonna look at them differently from now on though as I envision them in speedo's underneath!!

sarah said...

That's funny. I agree that it is kinda funny when you are trying to teach your children something and then do it yourself. Like the time I told my kids not to called anyone an "idiot" and then a really dumb driver did something really dumber and I couldn't help myself. I didn't hear the end of it for weeks.

Good Blog Fodder!

Sarah said...

Have you ever gone to CC Day?

Sarah said...

Where is Chris? Has he fallen off the planet?

HEATHER said...

PILGRIMS AND THOSE WEIRDOS WHO DRESS IN HISTORICAL COSTUMES ARE BEAT. THEY JUST SUCK. THAT'S ALL. WHAT'S THE FRIGGING PURPOSE??? IF YOU WANNA DRESS UP DRESS UP IN LEATHER AND CHAINS AND HAVE FUN IN THE BEDROOM... HAHA