I stopped at a gas station mini-market around Allentown, Pennsylvania, (Sunday night)... And I regret to say I didn't have my camera ready... but I'm sure it's a vivid image if you think about it...
I saw a young man at the check-out wearing a robe as an overcoat.
I don't mean he was wearing a religious-esque robe like the Polyphonic Spree or a coat that was robe-like...
I mean, this guy was wearing a terry cloth bath robe as a winter over coat.
Well I have seen many a strange thing in me day.
Not having a camera at the ready may have saved you from a terrible fate.
Such types may be given to having large caliber handguns in the side pocket of the robe.
Or he may have tossed off the robe in a flash
(no pun intended)and took after you in carnal pursuit. Ynot
Posted by YNOT | Monday 22 November 2004 3:41PM
When I said I didn't have my camera "ready"... I meant, ready for stealth photo-taking. If it were just a matter of pulling out a camera, I could've done that easily... But no, I wouldn't have. Not in a gas station late at night. haha.
Oddly enough, just the day before I was reading an article in Philly's City Paper that my friend Leslie had at her house, and I saw something about a camera that would probably come in very handy to me... the L'espion XS Chrome Digital Still Camera ( L-ESPIONXS-N ) mini spy camera, which apparently looks like a Zippo lighter when closed, and is hardly any bigger when open.
Posted by Chloe | Monday 22 November 2004 6:42PM
Girl....get with it. Don't you know? Bath robes are in this winter. Alot of people are also wearing decorative potholder mitts as gloves.
Posted by Corbin | Tuesday 23 November 2004 11:21PM
Perhaps he was a Hitchhiker's Guide fan trying to get into the character of Arthur Dent. I mean, that guy wore a bathrobe all over the galaxy, for years.
Posted by Harold | Friday 26 November 2004 8:59PM
eh - good for him...
the world needs originals.
Posted by mike | Saturday 27 November 2004 10:25PM
I should probably clarify what the young man was wearing besides the terry cloth bath robe, as it was perfectly clear he was wearing the robe as an over coat.
He had a pair of jeans on, which were somewhat damaged, with a few small stains and small tears, but which otherwise looked rather new, and not at all threadbare or worn.
He had on what looked like a plaid shirt. If I had to bet on it, it was not flannel. And I think the plaid was muted primary colour yellow and black. At first I wasn't sure if he was wearing a shirt at all, because though the robe was hanging open, so was the shirt - it was completely unbuttoned, exposing his chest from neck to waist.
He was also wearing some kind of pendant necklace of what I'd call some kind of "ancient new age" variety, that the mini-mart store clerk cashier was admiring and asking him about.
He had longish short wavy hair, loosely styled and somewhat tousled, which was black (or almost black).
He looked to be somewhere in his late teens or early twenties.
I guess my point is...
He really didn't conjure up for me visions of Arthur Dent in his dressing gown carrying a towel across the galaxy.
And from his appearance, demeanor, and conversation with the store clerk, he somehow seemed much more like a cult-like robe-wearing type than "an original". ... Except for the terry cloth part. And the fact that the robe was a dark colour. (I can't remember whether it was navy or hunter green though, because my visual memory of the flourescent lighted scene at night is kind of hazy where colours are concerned.)
Posted by Chloe | Sunday 28 November 2004 6:29AM
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