Greetings and Good Fortune!
I’m trying to work out a ‘signature greeting’ – as you can tell, this isn’t going to be it. However, ‘how’s it hanging’ is probably not it either – too chancy on the responses.
Anywaaaaaaays. . . . .
I thought I would fill you in on one of the (many) things that will eventually make me rich and famous. Pretty sure. Its called Humanity Bingo, or alternately, People Watching Bingo.
So my primary human co-habitant (aka: husband) and I first came upon this idea at the St. Louis Zoo, on a stop while on vacation last year. Whenever we are together, without children to filter for, we generally like to do a bit of people watching. As it turns out, the St. Louis Zoo is a pretty good place to go!
I’ll get back to that – because ordinarily I don’t just write about things that happened 18 months ago. You see, recently, we took the family to Adventureland. Now, for the one of you not from Iowa, Adventureland is a theme park somewhere in between six flags and Carny-ville. Its actually pretty fun, and my kids love it. We stay on the dry side (except for the fact that it rained the whole day), so I am not referring to the attached water park. Now, Adventureland also has some QUALITY people watching. Not quite up to the level available at, say, Walmart or the State Fair, but still pretty good.
In any case, it brought up the whole subject of Humanity Bingo again. So, here’s how it will work. I will make up your standard issue BINGO style cards and sell them via ‘ye olde internet.’ Then, all of the grateful people-watchers will challenge friends and family for fabulous prizes*
(*you have to buy your own fabulous prizes)
I know what you are thinking, ‘What on earth are you even talking about?’
I see how your are. You need examples:
- Teenager who spent hours getting ready and is trying to pass it off as ‘didn’t even try.’
- Person who vastly misunderstood the dress code for this event.
- Person who clearly doesn’t understand what temperature it is.
- Lady in work-out clothes. . . . And full hair and makeup. (I love workout clothes as much as the next person, but lets face it – it looks kind of silly to have your hair and makeup fully done too.)
- Screen zombie (in our family, this is what we refer to when someone is so glued to their ‘screen’ they have no clue what’s going on around them. You can often find them in crosswalks of busy streets in an event I like to call ‘natural selection.’)
- Mad Grandma who didn’t want to watch the kids today.
- Lady who feels super high heels are ALWAYS appropriate (note: we actually saw Mad Grandma wearing the high heels, and couldn’t help but wonder if she would have been less mad in sensible shoes).
- Parents who appear to be attempting to ‘lose’ one or more of their children.
- Pajamas as clothes
- Swimwear as clothes (note: this doesn’t count at a water-based event!! Note on that note: unless the water-based event is a trip to the aquarium, then it totally counts)