Monday, July 04, 2005
I saw this scene as I was leaving the park this afternoon. My first thought, "did I get off the bus in Arkansas?"
I snapped a few more pics, when mom and dad can hat asked me if I was a reporter. I said no. They asked why I was taking pictures of their kids if I were not a reporter. I explained that I take pictures of weird things for my blog. The blog reference when right over their heads, but the "weird things" picked a nerve. They asked, "What’s weird about our kids?"
I was at a loss for words for a moment. “I do not mean weird bad, I mean weird funny. Your kids are playing in tree roots while wearing soda can boxes for hats. It is visually funny.”
They respond, “You think our kids are funny looking?”
I offer “Well… Yes – what they are doing is funny”
Their parting retort (as I walk away), they may be slow but they aint funny lookin, hey don’t you have to pay us to take pictures of our kids?”
I ran for the bus stop – I needed to get back to California fast.