Chaco and I went to pick up his suit yesterday. We walked into the place and it was crawling with teenaged man boys. Then I remembered that one of my tutees told me this weekend was prom at her school. That would explain all those children at the man store.
So we had to wait a while for a free employee, all of whom seemed a bit fed up with dealing with the prom boys. I'm sure it's a good time for their profits, but they'd probably rather be selling suits and separates.
When we were eventually attended to, the woman apologized for the fact that a fitting room probably wouldn't be free for another 20 minutes or so. Chaco tried on the jacket, and we declared it all good since In Hilda We Trust.
As we were leaving, there were more teenaged boys out in the parking lot. Chaco commented, "Geez, it's like they're tailgating", which they seemingly were.
Funny how prom was such a big deal in high school, but looking back, it's pretty insignificant. All those boys in their t-shirts and shorts and sneakers, getting all polished up, like it's the natural thing to do. So I did this sketch for Illustration Friday, where the prompt is "Natural". I did it with natural charcoal then played with gimp a bit to add that shiny thing. It's called "distant sun". Huh? Huh? Do I have a grip on technology or WHAT?!
Anyway, through a strange alignment of the stars, I have a light homework load this weekend, so thought I'd let the little art girl out to play...
No one asked her to prom.