Honestly, I get it. I have seen similar people out and about in my daily life, and yes, I quietly laughed. It is a natural reaction. But you take it so much further. Why? Sure, some people like to see it. I imagine it makes them feel slightly better about some of the choices they have made in their lives. But imagine how these people in the pictures feel. What if their kids saw it? “Hey Dad, why is your picture on this website? All of these people think you are an idiot. Wow, Dad, you are a terrible person because you dress a little weird.” Seriously guys. And the whole mob mentality in the comments is disgusting. Why do your viewers feel the need to attack these innocent people? I can guarantee that quite a few of them have been spotted looking less than fabulous, but they don’t feel bad about it because no one took a picture of them, posted online and let the masses ridicule them. It really makes me feel sad for our society. Please just think about it. How would you feel if you were searching the internet and came across a picture of your grandma, or someone else that you loved, and there were hundreds of people mocking her? These are people’s mothers, fathers, daughters, sons and friends. This is so hurtful to them. If you had a modicum of empathy you would understand. I am so sad for all you of, your readers and especially the poor people who are the punchline of your hateful jokes.
At least take out the comments. People are so cruel when shrouded in anonymity. They talk as if they are perfect, which we know is far from the truth. I know I am not perfect. Hell, I mock people occasionally. Is it right? No. But I don’t feel the need to embarrass them in front of everyone who has access to a computer. It is really not cool.
About a year ago, my brother and I decided to stop by Walmart to pick up a movie and some snacks fairly late on a Saturday night. As we were driving through the parking lot, I noticed a pickup with a canopy and two people in the back parked near the road. As I wasn’t able to verify what I had seen on the first go-around, I asked my brother to drive by a second time, making sure to get close enough that his lights would shine in the canopy. Sure enough, there they were: nude and having sex. Wonderful.
My mom and I were in Walmart on Easter getting some food for dinner. We’re both rocker chicks, but we’re not stupid and over-the-top. We were both wearing band t-shirts, and a couple walked by us who had obviously just gotten out of church.
They were a manic short guy, who reminded me of a Walmart version of Tom Cruise, and his overweight girlfriend. When they saw my mom and I, they instantly shouted, “Happy Easter!” at us and stared for a second before walking off.
A few minutes later, I headed over to the yogurt when I saw the couple standing right in front of the toilet paper aisle, in a circle with a few other people, praying. Yes, praying smack in the middle of Walmart by the toilet paper. I made a face at them and kept walking.
Every time we walked by the couple, the manic short guy stared me down like he saw Satan’s minions flying out of my body or something. Then he stared at my chest for a second before walking on.
I just want to tell you guys that I love this site. Yes, people may be poor who are on it, but that does not justify dressing the way they do. I am a struggling college student, and I don’t have much money, but I would never, ever go out in public dressed the way some of these people are. Ever more surprising is that these people often show up in pairs. I would never let my wife go out dressed like these people, and she wouldn’t let me go out like them either. Keep the laughs coming!