Earlier today, I had to go into work because we had a meeting earlier tonight. I went in a littler earlier, because I enjoy walking around downtown Pittsburgh, and checking out all the shops and such. I don’t really have as much time in the morning-because everything’s closed, and after work, I just want to catch the bus and go home, so I can eat dinner, get a shower, etc. I decided to walk down to the Strip District, to check out all the little shops and grocery stores they have down there. I wanted to go down to this little Mexican grocery, to see if I couldn’t pick up a bag of their tortilla chips-the BEST tortilla chips in the world, as far as I’m concerned.
So, I’m walking down there, enjoying all the sites, and then I see this guy coming towards me. There’s something odd about him, and it takes a minute for it to register.
He’s wearing a bikini.
Before anyone says anything, this was DEFINITELY a man, not a transgendered person, or if he is, he’s doing a REALLY shitty job of it. He has a full beard and mustache, ala Sir Alec Guiness as Obi-Wan Kenobi. He’s wearing a straw cowboy hat. Rather snug, short black trunks, that would have passed as a man’s bathing suit. Doesn’t leave much to the imagination, but eh, what are you gonna do.
He’s also wearing a black, string bikini top-the small triangles. Bright , and I mean BRIGHT, red, smeary lipstick, and strappy stilletto heels, laced up his ankles.
Hell, this ensemble looked like something out of a strip club-if it had been a woman walking around like that downtown, it would also have been pretty inappropriate.
And he passes me, and of course, because I was raised to be polite, I nod and say “Hi”, like most people do when passing on the street. He reeks of BO, which isn’t really so shocking, considering the extreme heat we’re having.
I was talking to some of my coworkers when I got to work, and one of them said he’s seen that guy downtown-and said he’s really not all there.
Now, if that’s your thing, meh. I couldn’t give less of a shit what people do, so far as gender issues go. However, at least, don’t go out looking like an ass. I think it’s fair to comment on someone who goes around acting like a total headcase.