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18 May 2009

An American guy


Ladies and gentlemen, I give you... Retired Suburban American Guy (RSAG). Pat and I spied this truly exceptional specimen at Schlotzky's Sandwiches on Saturday afternoon.* Please note the white tube socks pulled up as high as they will go, paired with the black slippers. Note also the polarized clip-on "shades" attached to the eyeglasses. There are many stellar characteristics of the RSAG here. Please click on the photo for a closer view, so you can read my detailed commentary.

I asked my British friend Mike what the main difference is between an RSAG and an RSEG (Retired Suburban European Guy), and he pointed out that the RSEG generally wears black socks pulled all the way up, and pairs them with sandals. Also, whereas the RSAG may often be seen with a fanny pack (or "waist pack" in England) strapped around his midsection, the RSEG is sometimes known to sport a man-purse, or murse. In the absence of a murse, the RSEG will carry his wallet in a front, rather than rear, pocket. In all other respects, however, the RSAG and RSEG are virtually indistinguishable in that they primarily dress for comfort.

*Names have been changed to protect the innocent.

8 comments:

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

I guess most people won't find this picture as amusing as I do. Anyway, good humor is the ability to laugh about one's self, right?

Buenos Aires Photo

Lois said...

Pretty funny Tamera! I love the pink. By the way we used to have 2 Schlotzky's here but they closed down. I really liked their sandwiches.

Russ said...

Funny!

Frank said...

You've just got to love this guy. And he doesn't know. Not a clue. We traveled to Italy a couple of years ago and an American with our small group insisted on wearing very California surf-wear,if you can imagine. And it was October, chilly and raining most days. He looked SO American tourist. Screaming. Thanks SO much for capturing this scene. (And the black socks do identify the European.)

LB Rider said...

Careful...it's now very trendy to wear your socks pulled over your calves. If you watch Disney as much I have to (two girls), then you quickly find yourself horrified by the emerging styles.

valeria said...

Very funny!!!!

MJ said...

Oy vey, indeed! Thanks for the chuckle! My husband just retired in April -- I'll have to share this with him so he can get his new "uniform" together. :-)

Charlotte Geary said...

LOL! It's even better with your captions and arrows. You need to head to Italy and document the men there. Truly frightening.