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Jean's picture

Can someone explain please? (post #46124)

What is the point of this family photo?


I've been giggling ever since I got this in an email today.




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MadMom's picture

(post #46124, reply #1 of 41)

That brought a bit of a chuckle.  I guess it's a cultural thing we Westerners wouldn't understand.



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Glenys's picture

(post #46124, reply #2 of 41)

What is the point of any family photo? They probably look at it and say the same things we do when we see ourselves. Boy, does my bhurka look big or I'll never where that hijab again. When someone else takes a look, they're usually saying something completely different than they're thinking about our familial group.

PeterDurand's picture

(post #46124, reply #3 of 41)

"What is the point of any family photo?"

Oh Glenys, do you really mean that?

 

samchang's picture

(post #46124, reply #5 of 41)

I think Glenys meant that rhetorically. We take them for momentos, of course, which in this case might be to remember how beautiful Aunt Gertrude looked. She's the one on the left. You can tell because she has the most beautiful hands.

Jean's picture

(post #46124, reply #6 of 41)

But wouldn't you know, she blinked. There's one in every group.



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shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #46124, reply #7 of 41)

"Does this burka make my butt look fat?"





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Pomona's picture

(post #46124, reply #11 of 41)

And can someone explain to me the logic of trainers with a burkha.  Was she planning on running somewhere?

Heather's picture

(post #46124, reply #12 of 41)

I have heard that in really repressive regimes the women are not supposed to make a noise when they walk. Maybe that is the reason for the sneakers. Or maybe they were walking a really long way, who knows?

Rhea's picture

(post #46124, reply #10 of 41)

" I can't see everyone smile... Say Cheese!!!!!!!!!!"


...OMG I am still laughing at this.....


 a wise woman once said you have to kiss alot of frogs before you find your prince.. my lips are sore...p.s. but I finally found one!!!

I can't even afford the lifestyle I don't want...

Glenys's picture

(post #46124, reply #8 of 41)

I could have worded it better. I was really thinking, it seems like a great idea at the time and then when we get the results back, we'd like to disown ourselves.

PeterDurand's picture

(post #46124, reply #9 of 41)

BTDT LOL

 

samchang's picture

(post #46124, reply #4 of 41)

Quite funny. The last time I scrouched down in a tunic to take a photo I got all bunched up.

mishmish's picture

(post #46124, reply #13 of 41)

This does look funny but I have seen it a lot in the ME. Believe it or not family and friends can tell who each of these women are in spite of the abaya. (The bed sheet like thing worn in Afghanistan is usually called a burka) A child can pick out his mother from a whole gaggle of these black clad women and a brother knows his sister from a distance. Underneath they are probably dressed in fashionable western clothing with stylish haircuts.

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Pomona's picture

(post #46124, reply #14 of 41)

I once worked at a very expensive women's clothing shop in Virginia, near D.C.  The ladies who could really shop, especially for extravagant lingerie, were usually wearing an abaya.  The Egyptian ladies usually had very beautifully decorated and embroidered abaya.

mishmish's picture

(post #46124, reply #15 of 41)

Yep they know how to shop and some of those abayas cost hundreds.

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Jean's picture

(post #46124, reply #16 of 41)

Sometimes I wish I had just a plain one to throw over the under-dressed teenagers we see on the streets around here. And why do they all seem to be overweight?



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TracyK's picture

(post #46124, reply #17 of 41)

Because they insist on wearing pants one size too small, so that above the waist of their ultra-low-rise boot-cut jeans puffs out a little pouf of flesh known in the vernacular as "muffin top."


If they'd just go for the size 8 that fits instead of the size 6 into which they must squeeze, they'd look more like sixes than eights.


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MadMom's picture

(post #46124, reply #19 of 41)

Guess I'm showing my age, and I'll say right off that if I had the sort of body which looked good in a cut off top and low cut jeans, I'd wear them...still, when I see someone who is bigger than I am stuffed into too tight too low jeans, with a big roll of flab hanging out between the jeans and the cut off top, I just want to scream, "Don't you have any mirrors at home???"  This is definitely not a style for everyone.



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TracyK's picture

(post #46124, reply #20 of 41)

I'm not even talking about exposed rolls of flab (that's just a fashion crime that should be ticketable)... I'm talking about girls with perfectly lovely figures who choose to wear their pants a size so small that it forces the hip flesh to rise above the waistband and crown out of the top like a good muffin. One size bigger and the curves would be where they're meant to be and everything would lie flat. :-)


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Jean's picture

(post #46124, reply #21 of 41)




"Friends are like melons; shall I tell you why? To find one good you must one hundred try." -Claude Mermet
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
mishmish's picture

(post #46124, reply #23 of 41)

I want to print a bunch of these and hand them out to silly girls with no mirrors! Sometimes there really should be fashion police. :)

Ignorance is a voluntary misfortune

Don't let your mind wander. It's much to small to be out by itself.
mishmish's picture

(post #46124, reply #18 of 41)

ITA I will be glad when the short shirt low rise pant thing is gone. Jiggly bellies of any sex should not be on public display!

I also sometimes wish I could throw an abaya over my bad hair day and nip out to the store without having to get cleaned up! LOL

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pamilyn's picture

(post #46124, reply #24 of 41)

And why don't any of them have mirrors?

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

deejeh's picture

(post #46124, reply #25 of 41)

Today, the subject of muffin tops arose, and I learned that the female equivalent of plumber's crack is coin slot, which apparently is quite often seen in conjunction with muffin tops.  I'm kind of happy winter's coming...


deej

Syrah's picture

(post #46124, reply #26 of 41)

That doesn't stop them.

Ever seen a young girl in a mini skirt and ugg boots?

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deejeh's picture

(post #46124, reply #27 of 41)

Yes, that's a popular look around here.  It's one of the many fashion crimes I try not to get crazed about - I try to remember that mine was the bellbottom, platform, polyester, Nehru jacket generation.


deej

NanaC's picture

(post #46124, reply #28 of 41)

Hey, my maternity clothes were that style!  LOL

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pamilyn's picture

(post #46124, reply #39 of 41)

And whats wrong with that??? LOL

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

mer's picture

(post #46124, reply #29 of 41)

The coin slot is not as bad as the whale tail.

bookwyrm73's picture

(post #46124, reply #30 of 41)

Whale tail?  Oh holy goodness, I don't even want to know.

 


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