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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Body Language

Now that's a good question.

Lets have a look at a group of four young people who stopped for
chat at the front of my house recently, they were in two cars one
which is the red one shown here, from the left A was with C and
B was with D

OK here B and D both have
hands to chins while C has
hands on hips A is looking
the most relaxed.

Throughout D remained quite
apart from the other three, but
there was certainly not any sign
of animosity between them.
She just seemed to want her
own space.

We now have C and D with
arms akimbo while A and B
are stroking their chins.

A with hands on hips
while B, C and D all
have crossed their arms
This has the look of a
hostile meeting now.

Tension seems to have
eased and things are
looking a lot more at
ease than they were.

I didn't hear any of their
conversation but by the
smiles and laughs they
were four friends who met
up and had a chat at the
side of the road which
quite belied the body
language that they put out
on display.
They parted very soon after the last shot and waved cheerily to one another.

I am very easily amused (as you can see) and the whole sequence only
took about five minutes to play out.

A follow up to the post about my Service Station neighbors who
moved, in the time since that post the soil from around the
underground tanks has been tested for contamination, it was
found to be clean so the redevelopment plans are now to be put
to council for approval.
It seems likely there will be two small to medium sized showrooms
and one office building erected here but it will probably be three
or four months before much happens.

The contractor came and
picked up his excavator
today this was a precision
exercise to watch.
First the excavator was
driven up the ramps and
onto the low-loader trailer
with extreme care taken
so that the overhead
electric cables were not

Once it was onto the trailer
and positioned how they
wanted it to be.

They swiveled the whole
unit around 180 degrees
(except for the track section)
so that they could get the
weight where they wanted

Finally the whole unit
was driven forward on
the trailer and secured
in place with heavy
chains, then it was away
to its next job.
Again this operation only
took about 45 minutes,
Very efficient.

More proof that I am easily amused, if more was needed.

Winning ticket.

A blonde goes into a coffee shop and notices there's a "peel and win" sticker on her coffee cup.

So she peels it off and starts screaming," I've won a motorhome!
I've won a motorhome!"

The waitress says, "That's impossible. The biggest prize is a free Lunch.?"

But the blonde keeps on screaming, "I've won a motorhome!
I've won a motorhome!"

Finally, the manager comes over and says, "Ma'am, I'm sorry, but you're mistaken. You couldn't have possibly won a motorhome because we didn't have that as a prize.

The blonde says, "No, it's not a mistake. I've won a motorhome!"

And she hands the ticket to the manager and HE reads...




"W I N A B A G E L"


Lee said...

I see you've had a pretty hectic day there, Peter! ;)

Love the stick people!

Willowtree said...

Lucky you've got blogging to fall back on. I've been seeing quite a few stick figures around these days.

There was a waitress a Hooters (I think) who sued them for emotional distress after she won a contest for staff on the understanding that the prize was a Toyota. Management got all the staff together for the presentation and they gave her a Toy Yoda. I saw photos, very funny, but not for her apparently.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Peter, thanks for your email yesterday, it was lovely and with a good message, too.

Now as for taking photos of those four teenagers...could that be classified as stalking? It is fascinating, though, watching people's body language when you can't hear what they're saying. Good interpretation, there.

Anonymous said...

Body language can be very interesting, I say as I sit here with my head on my mouse.

Jeanette said...

Hi Peter. Some people are very easy to amuse.I had a good chuckle at "Winabagel".
We fly into Hervey bay on the 3rd july, Have find out from Donna where were staying and how long, will let you know soon as I can.Take care

Jim said...

Hi Peter, I'm glad you put your guest book for us. That's younger daughter, Karen, with me for her wedding in the picture.

Thanks too for the blurb on Raggedy's blog for her while she is recuperating.
Here was my comment there:
Wonderful, Peter! "How did holtieshouse come to be presenting us with this drivel?" turned out to be your subliminal message that I got.

Peter, your drivel is always interesting.
You even updated the old lawyer/blonde joke to include the lap top computers.
Very nice!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š TO
the Cool Raggedy one
[I copied that again, hurry back!]

Gledwood said...

What a fascinating photo-story. I tell you something you would love over here judging by your blogs - the Sun newspaper's Dear Deidre photo story ("Mike's demanding boss: day 5" - lots of freezeframe expressions of anxiety and chin-rubbing after they've gone to bed (always in their underwear)

Anyway back to your pixx... I pretty much clocked that B and D were together ... but that was about it. Fascinating how much you can tell from plain old body language.

Merle invited me to go through her Aussie links which I duly did extremely thoroughly (don't think I missed a single one out!) - that's why so many hellos went to your family.

BTW while I'm here: a query you may be able to answer. The Melbourne Car Alarm Bird - is it called a Galah?/or something like that?

Dave said...

Do you have a new camera Peter? *ROTFL*

Great joke too...

Cliff Morrow said...

I just couldn't keep up with your life style Peter. Never the less it's interesting.
I think the kids were talking about bikini's and thongs and what they would wear to the beach.
The joke was again...well...shameless.