Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Chimp Stamp

So there is this other mom at the kids' school.  I see her when I pick up Scott in the front hallway. I've been pondering something about her for awhile now because I don't have much else to think about while waiting for school to let out.  In warm weather when she wears a tank top (like today - 90 degrees on October 17th!!!), I can see that she has a chimp head tattooed on the back of her shoulder.  Yes, chimp as in a chimpanzee.

I don't get it.

I'm trying to imagine the situation in which a person thinks to herself:
"You know what would be awesome?  If every time someone comes up behind me they are accosted by a chimp face.  Preferably one where the chimp is bearing it's teeth in some sort of display.  (Display of what? I don't know what as I'm not Jane Goodall. Is it grinning? Is it about to rip my head off? The world may never know.) And the head should definitely be disembodied. Oh and I'd like this image to be a permanent lifetime commitment."

Is this supposed to be a turn on for guys? I can't imagine it increases her status among her girlfriends. Or am I the only girl who isn't gaga for chimps?  Cuz they kinda give me the jibblies.

Or maybe she's like a zoology major or something and feels the need to loudly advertise her zoologic expertise and/or unhealthy obsessions?  (But it's not like I have a circuit diagram tat on my upper arm or anything...)

Then again, I don't really understand tattoos in general. I could never be sure enough that I would continue liking something long enough to commit to it like that.  Does anyone less baffled by tattoos in general want to take a guess on the motivation of the chimp stamp???

Oh, and I'm really hoping to see her in a halter top some day because there is totally a part of some sort of striped tail peeking up from lower on her back! Raccoon? Lemur? Stripe Tailed Cat Tat? The suspense is killing me...

1 comment:

RobinfromCA said...

LOL! I'm with you on the whole tattoo thing. I don't get it at all. The chimp is an odd choice. Maybe she was drunk? I have a friend who is positive that any type of monkey is evil and plotting a world take over... I must send her the link to this blog post because she would really empathize with your assessment of the chimp stamp!