Yesterday I was in a jewelry store with my wife and there was girl at one of the counters buying a gold charm for her necklace.
The salesgirl hands her the charm and she places the charm on the chain around her neck and asks the sales girl how it looks.
Now, the girl buying the charm is like 25, a hot blonde, with a tank shirt cut down to her navel, and she actually thinks someone is going to be looking at the charm. Oh come on.
The guys won’t be looking at the charm, not with the Grand Tetons on either side, and the girls won’t be looking at the charm either – they’ll be too busy finding faults with this hot girl, or too busy smacking their boyfriends for NOT finding faults with this hot girl.
Of course once I heard her ask how it looks, I started giggling like a schoolgirl.
Does this make me immature?
Since when does laughing or having a sense of humor automatically mean immature? Does maturity mean forsaking all the fun things you did as a kid, or not laughing at the things you actually find funny?
Why is immaturity something bad? Why is doing something you like immature?
A few months back, I posted a couple of blogs about a marshmallow gun I built out of PVC pipe, and some of the people I know asked me why I was wasting my time with that kind of crap?
I guess building things, which I enjoy, is a bad thing.
I guess I should have been busy blogging about the state of the economy or about the state of the business world – that would have been the mature thing to do, because we all know that maturity equals success.
Personally, I say if you’re 50, and you still like to get stoned and watch Caddyshack, all the power to you. If you want to play naked Twister with the dog, go for it. If you want to laugh at the girl handling the cantaloupes at the market, do it.
Maturity is overrated.
Are you immature? Read the following text. If you laugh at any of them, you are immature:
Here are a few actual newspaper headlines:
Is There a Ring of Debris around Uranus?
Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
Man Struck by Lightning Faces Battery Charge
New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
And a few examples from movies and television:
The main characters in the movie Toy Story are Woody and Buzz.
Star Wars – The trash chute scene: Han Solo, “Get in there you big furry oaf, I don’t care WHAT you smell!”
Star Wars – The rescue scene: Princess Leia, “You came in that thing? You’re braver than I thought.”
The Doublemint commercials and the infamous twins: “Double your pleasure, double your fun!”
A female news-anchor to the weatherman after it did not snow as predicted: “So Bob, where’s that eight inches you promised me last night?”
Yeah. I know you laughed.