Friday, September 16, 2011

Taking Notes



Is there any truer slice of humanity than at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles? I'm thinking it definitely has to be up there in humanity viewing. Top three at least.

In the half hour I was there, the things I witnessed (guy trying to pass off a fake social security card), saw (most people actually smile for their license picture), smelled (you don't want to know), and learned (license plates really are made at the local prison) had the writer in me taking note and the everyday me in people-watching heaven.

I kinda can't wait to go back again. There's a book plot there, I just know it.

What are your favorite place to view slices of humanity?

11 comments:

Aurian said...

How about sitting on a terrace sipping some tea (or wine) and watching shoppers walk by?

Nancy Jo said...

Walmart prior to a hurricane. I had no reason to be there so I just watched people.

Anonymous said...

How about watching a person drive up to a dumpster in a Mercedes and then proceed to dumpster dive???

Jill said...

Las Vegas! It's so not my style, but there was excellent people watching potential especially b/c each of the casinos had a different vibe.

Barbara said...

Dave and I are veteran people watchers - at a casino in Atlantic City (we don't gamble), in a mall (I hate to shop), in restaurants, and in grocery stores. People really are odd, weird, strange, looney, and also kind, generous, funny, and wonderful (in the true sense of the word). Happy people watching!

Linda McDonald said...

The outside food court at Costco. It is great for people watching.

Marilyn S. said...

Sitting in the outside dining area of any restaurant/bar on South Beach. If it exists, it'll walk past you in South Beach :)

Nikki said...

I did a visit to Warren County Jail where they make plates for school a few years ago. I have a speciality plate that says VISITOR. We were told to never have it showing in our car at all. :-)

Anonymous said...

My daughter and I are headed to Disneyworld in a couple of weeks. Our first time to visit there since she has been grown. We used to love to people watch when she was younger. I bet it will be just as fun now, with a grown-up spin on things. LOL

Lisa D said...

My favorite people watching places are Wal-Mart and Las Vegas casinos. The pool in Vegas can be a very interesting people watching experience.

Vickie said...

I love to go to 24-hour grocery stores or Super WalMart...at 0300. There are some interesting peeps out at that time of the early AM.