Out and About -- In the World at Large

General discussion of skirt and kilt-based fashion for men, and stuff that goes with skirts and kilts.

Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby mishawakaskirt » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:19 pm

Charlie wrote:I saw a dog wearing trousers this morning (all four legs). I suppose the human equivalent would be long-johns. Yet to see a dog in a skirt though :(
I was in a denim kilt :D

Found a dog in a skirt.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby Daryl » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:42 am

skirtyscot wrote:On the train to Glasgow today, sporting my purple jumper, navy cord short skirt, navy tights and purple shoes. So far, so normal. I got a group of four seats to myself, as I live out near the end of the line. After a few stops, a man got on and sat diagonally opposite me in the group of seats. A few more stops and another man got on and sat opposite me. I was doing the puzzles in the paper and ignoring them both, as you do.

A wee while later Mr Diagonally Opposite addressed the other: "Don't take photographs, it's very rude." I glanced up, and the man had his phone in his hand, pointing forwards and down at an angle. There followed a short and rather unfriendly exchange between them, the alleged photographer denying it. Now call me self-centred, but I had a notion that the subject of the pics might have been me. So a dilemma: should I chip in or not? If I said I didn't really mind, that would be more than a little unsupportive to Mr DO, who was trying to be helpful, but it was true. And it might have inflamed the situation. So being a total wimp who hates confrontation, I kept quiet and pretended not to hear.

(The fourth seat remained unoccupied, save by my bag; it was very comfortable, thank you very much!)

When the train reached the terminus, Mr Snap-Happy got off first, and I took the opportunity to thank the other guy. "Was that me he was taking pictures of?" He now seemed strangely reticent and mumbled half a reply. "I'm not bothered by it, you have to expect it when you have unusual fashion sense like I do. But thanks anyway." By this time we were alighting, and as he was still struggling to find his tongue, I went on my way.

What I find a bit odd is that the guy had the confidence to call the other guy out for the surreptitious photos, but then he came over all tongue-tied when I spoke to him. Maybe I was just too weird for him to cope with.

He was probably tongue-tied because of adrenaline, which causes laser-focus but difficulty switching focus. Also, perhaps you were not the only person he aimed his camera at. He might have been aiming it everywhere just to disguise the fact that he was really aiming to get a picture of you. If that's the case the tongue-tied gentleman might not have been defending you as much as correcting a behaviour he deemed improper at any time. (Yes, this has become a thing.)

I've had a guy pop into the street to get a good picture of me in a skirt. He even went so far as to try to gesture to me to arrange a better shot. I just ignored him. My policy is to not acknowledge that I am doing anything that should be considered special.
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Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Postby skirtyscot » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:44 pm

Daryl wrote: I just ignored him. My policy is to not acknowledge that I am doing anything that should be considered special.

Good plan. Ultimately that is what we want everyone to think. Indulging onlookers is counterproductive in the long run. Consider the lifted kilts of the barmen of Inverness, in an article discussed in another thread. The bosses should have played it with a dead bat (or should that be a dead caman?) and told the customers to leave the staff alone. No story for the papers, but better in the end.
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