Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Working Outside

"Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."

-Henry Van Dyke

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Take a picture of people working outside. Because now the weather's right for it (mostly). If you have a photo in your archives of people working outside, that works too.

-John Scalzi (By The Way)

My friend Steven inspired me to choose this photo for the Monday Photo Shoot, he posted a similar photo of a clown just the other day. You can see it here. I admire folks who put on these costumes and advertise for companies. It can't be easy to have folks driving by all day, shouting at you or possibly making fun. I don't know, I think seeing these characters is kinda fun. :) It makes me smile.

Still, folks can be so judgemental sometimes. One day, several years ago, a friend and I were driving down the road, when we came across a similar character, standing on the sidewalk advertising for another restaurant, and she remarked to me something to the effect of, " I don't how some people could lower themselves to take a job like that!." To which I replied, "It's honest work, would you prefer they either starve or sign-up for public assistance?" Sometimes we do what we have to do. Sometimes we take jobs, we don't necessarily aspire to, so we can pay for college or put food on our tables. Sigh. Needless to say, my friend and I had quite a conversation that afternoon.

"Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true."

-Julius Caesar

"Hail Caesar"
Castro Valley, California
March 7, 2007
Late Afternoon


Steven said...

The Little Ceaser's guy! I wonder how hot that suit gets in the sunshine.

The ParkHopper said...

Pizza Pizza!

Litle Caesars was our pizza of choice when I was a kid. I didn't know they still existed.

Do they still sell pizzas in pairs?

Paul said...

The little Caesars in our town does the same thing. The kids don't have to wear the costume, but they do have to wave at every car that goes by.

I have no problem with people "lowering" themselves to take that job. At least it is public solicitation. I think of it as an animated billboard. If my options were that job, or a telemarketer, I'd take the costume in a flash. Being a telemarketer - now that's really lowering oneself.