I know that I am not the most fashionable person on the planet (despite being named ‘The Queen of Fashion’ by a fellow sixth grade classmate – true story), but sometimes what people wear (or lack of what they wear) flat out scares me. Yesterday I was very disturbed when I spotted a boy, probably 14 or 15 years old, leaving the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center with nothing on but… wait for it….. a speedo! Well, to be totally accurate, I should mention that he was also sporting an enormous backpack, which most likely housed the clothing that should have been placed on his body. By the way, it was only 46 degrees.
Then, not thirty seconds later I spotted Rob out and about on his unicycle. Yes, he rides a unicycle. Yes, it’s impressive. Yes, he can juggle while riding it. Anyway, his unicycle outfit was really something. I first spotted his jacket which was impossible to miss since it’s flourescent yellow! It’s one of those biking jackets that you wear when riding at night so you don’t get ran over. It’s not so necessary in broad daylight. Below the jacket were his bright blue swim trunks. Yep, swim trunks. I gave a hesitant wave after I made sure no one would see that I knew this person.
Rob had a good excuse for his outfit…. Something about he was just going to lift weight downstairs (apparently this calls for swim shorts) and then decided to ride his unicycle. Since it was cold out, he grabbed the first jacket he could find. Whatever the reason, it was quite a sight!
As for speedo boy, I’d love to hear his excuse. “I needed to cool down after my swim”???