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Old 12-07-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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the ugliness and tackiness of some HEB employees. they wear earrings, holes in their ears, tattoos, shorts, etc. It looks really uncouth to me.
I have three unusual ear piercings and 9 regular ear piercings (7 of which I don't wear often anymore) ... I also love to wear shorts when its warm, and I have two tattoos, in the process of brainstorming one or two more. Does that make me uncouth, ugly and tacky?

I don't, however, work at HEB. I am actually an auditor Yeah, suprised you with that one didn't I!?! I always conduct myself professionally while working and no tattoos are visible with 'office clothes'.

I have always loved having little things that set me apart in a small way, and I have never cared when other people dislike it. Whenever someone makes a comment about it I just say "well good thing they/it isn't on your body then huh!?"
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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I have three unusual ear piercings and 9 regular ear piercings (7 of which I don't wear often anymore) ... I also love to wear shorts when its warm, and I have two tattoos, in the process of brainstorming one or two more.
No, it doesn't make you ugly or tacky. Photos, please!
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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I have three unusual ear piercings and 9 regular ear piercings (7 of which I don't wear often anymore) ... I also love to wear shorts when its warm, and I have two tattoos, in the process of brainstorming one or two more. Does that make me uncouth, ugly and tacky?

I don't, however, work at HEB. I am actually an auditor Yeah, suprised you with that one didn't I!?! I always conduct myself professionally while working and no tattoos are visible with 'office clothes'.

I have always loved having little things that set me apart in a small way, and I have never cared when other people dislike it. Whenever someone makes a comment about it I just say "well good thing they/it isn't on your body then huh!?"
Tattoos and piercings have been around for thousands of years all over the world.....I was even reading a Native American book once and such things were seen all around, even long before {conservatively-puritanesque?} European Mentalities came around across the so-called "pond" {which is really more like a vast wide ocean named the Atlantic}, and frankly, I personally do believe that people yon far-and-wide should really just start getting used to it.....


It's been happening anyway, I have noticed, ha.....


Tattoos have been called "a social filter", I once heard a guy say. For me, once I started getting tattooed it certainly seemed to me that I truly began to encounter less haranguing and hassles of many sorts. I guess some people, from a distance, quickly see right-off whether or not they will *like* me just by a VISIBLE SIGHT, heh, so then maybe they never even make the attempt to approach me for any reason.....and in turn the benefit *I* get is a sweet case of "Don't Mess With Me, Thank You.".......
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I'll take the tattoos and piercings anyday over the snobbish sells people that you find in most retail stores in San Antonio.

Go into any Best Buy, Academy, etc, etc. and you find a bunch of high school dropouts sells-people talking to you as if they are the owner of the store.
I get more respect from the company presidents and vice-presidents that I've worked with than I've got from most of those snobbish kids.
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:03 PM
 
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People usually react at times in the way you approach them. If you consider someone a deviant (engaging in deviance by wearing tattoos, dropping out, working a low wage job, being a teen, being overweight, speaking English with a foreign accent, etc...) and carry around such attitudes when dealing with them, then your body language will relay this signal to them before anyone even says a word, thus reinforcing in the person's mind that such and such group will always act this way.

In other words you get what you give, most of the time, surely there are exceptions, but as a rule.
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: That's pretty obvious
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Seeing the kids with tattoos and piercing doesn't bother me as much as those who wear their pants around their knees with their undies hanging out for everyone to see....now that drives me crazy. Why can't that fad fade away already? Ummmmmmmm.
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:25 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Hey stoneoak... maybe the'll start making knee pants with the underwear stitched in... wait.... that's not going to work either...
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:25 PM
 
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Ya, that pretty much is tacky, especially when they wear their hat tipped to the side like the way the rapper T.I. wears it, not forward, not backward, not even fully to the side, just tipped and not even fully on their head at that.

I also think they already make pants with a fake layer of boxers sewn in.
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:37 PM
 
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Default No not tacky,

It is just exhibitionism and voyeurism.
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I have three unusual ear piercings and 9 regular ear piercings (7 of which I don't wear often anymore) ... I also love to wear shorts when its warm, and I have two tattoos, in the process of brainstorming one or two more. Does that make me uncouth, ugly and tacky?

I don't, however, work at HEB. I am actually an auditor Yeah, suprised you with that one didn't I!?! I always conduct myself professionally while working and no tattoos are visible with 'office clothes'.

I have always loved having little things that set me apart in a small way, and I have never cared when other people dislike it. Whenever someone makes a comment about it I just say "well good thing they/it isn't on your body then huh!?"
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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People usually react at times in the way you approach them.
In other words you get what you give, most of the time, surely there are exceptions, but as a rule.
I think is funny that you are trying to say that it is my fault that kids in stores act snobbish towards me when I go into a retail store.

I guess I'm the only one that has seen them talking to clients with their chin high up, speaking in a very loud voice with their chest puffed out and acting as if they only have 2 seconds to talk to you because they have to go and do something more important (smoke or text message somebody).
The main thing that I notice is how loud they talk to clients, instead of talking in a nice friendly way, they talk as if you are standing twice as far as you are.
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