So when does people watching change from you just sitting there to you becoming all creepy? I was thinking about this for some reason as I was watching The Perfect Storm. The movie wasn’t that great which is probably why my mind is wandering even more than usual. Epic music swelled at really weird moments to try and bring you into the story but the actors could not realistically portray what a fisherman lifestyle is really like. And they end up shooting a Great White shark with a shotgun when they accidentally pull it aboard, like wtf? Jaws’ baby cousin Benny just got executed by George Clooney. However…..if you would like a slightly dramaticized but incredibly well done view of a crab fisherman’s life I would recommend checking out the series Deadlist Catch. Right now all seven seasons are streamable on Netflix. Seriously – they are some of the best mullets in the business.
I think the reason that the idea of people watching came up is that the weather is turning into something more approaching early summer than mid-March. We are forecast to have upper 70’s by Wednesday which is just surreal. When it is nice out sometimes I will go and sit and just watch the world go by. Oftentimes Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay” is my mental soundtrack as I read or crochet or just sort of stare aimlessly at things.
But at what point does this behavior become creepy? Is it when you make eye contact for too long with someone? Is it when somebody else reacts like you sitting there is making them uncomfortable? Maybe my face just scares small children? These are questions to which I do not know the answers. Not like it’s going to stop me though. *stares*
P.S. I received a visit from several house sparrows. Of course they didn’t stay long enough for me to get a picture, but here is where they would have been sitting had I been fast enough.