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Are people really interested in other folk?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by oldsomeman, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    While waiting for my wife to have her MRI scan i was reduced to looking a the motley collection of papers and magazines which accumulate in such waiting areas. I was struck how much space is give to people spotting..do folks really care which young man or dolly bird has been seen in which nightclub, restaurant or drink hole and who they are holding/groping/looking piddled with?
    Does it matter that grotesque fashions are peddled out as the new in thing which hairstyles and clothes are more reminiscent of a gothic horror film than every day wearable and lovely to look at styles...or are women really taken in by such declarations that this is what you should wear...when it looks like their is not even enough to cover your modesty, or the collected remains of 2nd charity shop?
    I really must admit i have never been a fashion interested person, but surely the cult of personality and of clothes is abused by such designers?
     
  2. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I suppose some people must be interested in these things or else the magazines wouldn't sell.

    Likewise, some women must be 'taken in' by the fashion pages.

    Clearly not everyone buys these magazines and are therefore not interested in their content.
     
  3. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I'm interested in other people, just not the people in those magazines. Here for example - I'm usually up for reading about what people are getting up to, and it's sometimes very interesting indeed. Or amusing. Or sad. Whatever.
     
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  4. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    in understand being nosey.i am and i do look and observe.....but really am i interested in the cavorting of some folk.
    Think I am showing my age.
     
  5. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    These mags are for the same sort of people who watch 'Big Brother' - they're either identifying with the characters and what they are wearing/doing, or they are vilifying them for the same things. Sad, really.
     
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  6. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    I find people watching fascinating. Magazines and reality TV tap into that interest. I only like certain aspects of it. I can't bear TOWIE or Made in Chelsea but First Dates is a real favourite.
     
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  7. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I never look at that sort of magazine but I am interested in people.
    I wouldn't have been sucked into this place so wholly otherwise.

    I think many designers are entirely and honestly invested in their work and have no desire to con anyone.
     
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  8. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    I'm a proper people watcher and have to be really careful, in case it looks as though I'm staring- but then I probably am! I make up scenarios for the interesting looking ones. I like reality TV too, but only certain programmes. Not TOWIE - shudder, but some Sky channel programmes make me laugh.
     
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  9. cosmosinfrance

    cosmosinfrance Star commenter

    not just women, oldie


    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    He could file things in those trousers. I keep my worksheets in something that looks similar!
     
  11. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I'm not interested in slebs but I am interested in my fellow TESsers.
     
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  12. cosmosinfrance

    cosmosinfrance Star commenter

    @ bombaysapphire.....:)
     
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  13. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    His legs are actually 73 metres long - he works as a ladderless window cleaner in central London.

    I quite like the thinking that's gone into that design - imagine turning up for an interview in it, especially for a job you didn't really want.
     
  14. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Other people really are hellish.
     
  15. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Can you imagine how cool it would be though, if you turned up for a busking interview for an accordianless accordianist
     
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  16. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    I'm sure the trousers? Are made of paper and he won't be allowed out in wet weather!
     
  17. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    I love people watching but hate those magazines. They just seem to be full of glossy advertisements for products which do not interest me and people who just appear to be interested in how the rest of the world perceives them. Also, they are SO expensive!!

    OH is as interested in people watching as I am.Years ago on holiday, we decided that another holiday maker was, in fact. a high up police detective or was working under cover. We got chatting one evening and he told us he was an optician.

    Well, he would say that wouldn't he? ;)
     
  18. bumchuckle

    bumchuckle Occasional commenter

    So I googled "dolly bird" (not being English) and apparently it means 'attractive and unintelligent'.
    So now I'm wondering why the only attribute that is worth commenting on for the male in the magazine is his age whereas the female's looks are judged and her lack of intelligence is automatically assumed. Doesn't seem fair does it?
     
  19. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Does he have his driving trousers on underneath?
     
  20. Rhoswen77

    Rhoswen77 Established commenter

    Otherwise known as a ***** or an airhead.
     

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