Friday, May 28, 2010

May 28, 2010

 not like the others

first i need to apologize 
to this stranger that i took the liberty
of photographing.

then i need to apologize to the rest of you
who have been subject to looking at it!

i just couldn't resist!
i was at the 'made in roatan' shop in coxen hole
today and then went to my friends place for lunch.

as i was driving through flowers bay i was stuck 
in some cruise ship traffic:
taxis, tour buses, vans etc.
and i noticed this man
standing on a little local beach.
it is so funny 
because no one ever swims there 
except for the locals who live in that area
so believe me,
he really stood out!!!

there were all sorts of school kids 
walking by and i tell you
i wasn't the only one
who was wondering why that gringo was
half naked on their beach.

remember that sesame street
One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?

i found myself humming that as i drove away.


  1. OH MY - I'm stumped for words. Burned white skin, speedo, on vacation, what the heck no one knows me - kinda makes me invisible.... NOT!!

    Maybe if he had a spectacular tan ... nah, that wouldn't work either.

  2. Ugh. Reminds me of the guy we saw in Hawaii with an even better physique wearing a gold Speedo thong! Mercy!! Rachel and I still have not recovered. And Bonnie, he was much more tanned and believe me, it did not help.

  3. yeah i hesitated posting it because it was rather.. disturbing... but then i thought... well this is definitely part of life in roatan. people on vacation wearing speedos and bikinis that they'd never wear on native soil.

    he was just standing there begging to be photographed... sorta... :-)