Hi Pib, I had to go over to Bethlehem early this AM to get my ladder for painting and return Jake’s rug steamer. On the way back I wanted to stop at Buss Paints, so I figured I’d stop at the old Hieter’s diner for some breckie.
The girl who waited on me could not have been more than 20-22, but with her fabulous hair (French twist, bun on top) she looked like something out of the Mad Men era. Which is to say exactly like a waitress in a diner in the 50’s/60’s. I though, wow how stylish, for a girl barely out of high school, and such a strangely weird/mature style.
So I said to her “I like your look — are you going for a Mad Men thing.” She seemed to be quite flattered and said, “Do you know Jersey Shore?” and started to explain, and I said I’ve never seen it by I’ve read about it and know what it is. She said, ” Yeah, OK, well I got this look from Snookie, and it’s really easy to do and …”
Another illusion shattered. Not that stylish. I mean in the abstract it was, and so I guess she deserves credit. But in the context she gave, it was merely perfect for a 50’s waitress, which sadly moves it more over toward slutty territory. (I wondered, Emmaus High? .. how the classy have tumbled.)
Yers truly, Shallow Dad