Now that there is daylight on either side of my workday, I have found my sunglasses always in my pocket and ready to give my eyes a buffer from all that sunshine. I have come to realize, however, that sunglasses are multi-purpose. Have you noticed? Everyone does look better in sunglasses!
Last week, as I pulled up to a gas station near where I work, I opened my window and said, “Fill it up with super. I mean regular.” The “super” part fell out of my mouth like a subconscious reaction to the “eye candy” in silver sunglasses standing at my window and asking me some question that I think had to do with putting gas in my car. I watched in my rear view mirror as he acted out his part like Matthew McConaughey. He came back to my window and said $28.00. I gave him $30 and as I frantically tried to think if it would be incredibly tacky to give him a tip, he took off his glasses to count the change. I am still not sure exactly what happened. It wasn’t as if he had a bag over his head and suddenly took it off. My Matthew McConaughey became Woody Allen. (well, that may be a slight exaggeration, but it set me to thinking.)
Since then I have noticed that sunglasses really do give you an aura that transcends so much about the rest of your physical appearance. As I thought more about this, I realized there were a few other things that camouflaged a person’s basic appearance.
Along side sunglasses there is definitely “The Tan.” I know you are not supposed to overdue the sun and use sun block as a precaution against getting too much sun, but I always felt like a nice even tan made you look a little slimmer. I guess it is a matter of blending in with the surroundings. In winter, chalk white blends in with the snow. In summer, a nice tan matches up with the peat moss. In any event, a nice bronze tan, maybe with a pair of sunglasses, can create a momentary “WOW Factor.”
Then, too, I have noticed that everyone looks good when there is music accompanying their actions. If you have ever rented a movie and turned the volume down you will know what I mean. Music definitely creates an atmosphere and makes the person all the more attractive when there is a sassy sax playing in the background or violins following their movements. This doesn’t do much for our appearance if we aren’t in a movie, but if we all stay hooked up to our Ipods, maybe we would all look a little more attractive to each other.
I could go on and on about French accents and convertibles, but I am bringing way too much into this thought process. I think it is safe to say that “all that glitters is not gold” and every guy in sunglasses is not Matthew McConaughey. But….for a few moments he could be.
Summer is fun!