Wednesday, October 10, 2007

ABC Wednesday – L is for Legs

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Mannequin legs, that is, these particular ones that I met June 28, 2007.

Here's how it happened.

I'm pushing back the metal-folding-inner-elevator door, looking down to make sure that the floor of the elevator and the foyer floor are level with each other, a necessity with our dear Otis, circa 1924.

I notice the feet with the red-painted toenails out of the corner of my eye.

"Excuse me," I say as I step into the elevator. "Whoop! What do we have hear!" I exclaim as my eyes travel up the legs, and the elevator goes up to the fourth floor.

By the time it stops, I know I need my camera which I had not taken to the outdoor art show/street fair I'd been at that Thursday night, trying to sell various items I'd crafted. I get my cell phone out and call Mama.

"Could you bring me my camera, please?" I ask. "I'm in the hall at the elevator."

"Are those legs still there?" she responds. "I knew you'd want to take a picture if they were still there when you got home."

"Yes, they are, and you're right. I've got to take a picture of this!" I excitedly reply.

In minutes, Mama comes around the corner, carrying my D50 by the strap. I ask her what she thought when she saw the legs.

"I was about to turn and run," she replies, "because I thought a naked woman was on the elevator!"

Life's a hoot, isn't it, even when someone pulls your leg.

27 comments:

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Life's a hoot, isn't it, even when someone pulls your leg.

Brilliant!!!

:D :D :D :D :D

Nicole said...

Love the story!! And love the red toenails as well. Great photo.

RUTH said...

LOL. Glad they didn't walk away before you got your camera :o)

CrazyCow said...

Thanks for the good laugh. It's amazing what you can see when you're not looking :D

Olivier said...

tres bon choix pour l'abécédaire. J'aime beaucoup la photo et l'histoire qui va avec.

"on dit que j’ai de belles gambettes, c’est vrai…" Mistinguette

Pour repondre à ta question, dans l'oeil du General De Gaulle, c'est une araignée qui a fait son nid.


very good choice for the alphabetical one. I like much the photograph and the history which goes with.

“it is said that I have beautiful legs, it is true…” Mistinguette

To answer your question, in the eye of General Of Gaulle, it is a spider which made its nest.

Ackworth Born said...

Great fun pic - the one time I featured naked mannequins in a shop window I got an anonymous commentator accusing me of being a pervert - some folk can't see the funny side of things!

Ali said...

Brilliant!

Bergson said...

strange history, to find itself in front of legs must be alarming for someone

but for what is used the legs without the bust

oldmanlincoln said...

Naked lady on elevator. That would be clever to get in the company email. LOL

kml said...

Too funny! How long did they stay in there?

Dick said...

Nice story and photo

dot said...

Lynette, I LOVE your "L" post! Good job!

Neva said...

Life is a hoot and this is an even bigger one!! Great photo for "L"!!!!

mrsnesbitt said...

All the 1's....legs 11!
This is what we call out in bingo!

Dxx

Hyde DP said...

hi lynette -- just saw your query in a comment elswehere asking what is "bubble" - what the writer meant was actualy "bubble & squeak" which is a mixture of cauliflower and mashed potato which is rolled out into small cakes and lightly fried!

Denton said...

Very funny, especially the story of how the photo came to be ... Thanks to your mama for bringing the camera.

Annie said...

Hilarious! Very clever and such an INTERESTING photo.

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Curly said...

I hope this whole story isn't a leg pull, but at least it makes a good image!

Thanks for your recent comments at South Shields Daily Photo

joy said...

Love your sense of humour! And it's great your mother knows you well. So what were they doing on the lift?

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Mr. Mapper said...

Nice legs!

Glenn Standish said...

Great story! Great photo too! Simple...but effective!

Chris & Deb said...

your story made me laugh out loud! what a great shot!!

photowannabe said...

Now that was a hoot....Great post for L...You have a great storytelling style.
I will be back to see more.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! This is GREAT! I LOVE IT--really cool shot! SUPER. Artistic, evocative!

AVCR8TEUR said...

I know I'm a little late, but what a hoot to encounter mannequin legs. I love funny & unusual photos that people just happen to catch by being at the right place at the right time.

Ming the Merciless said...

Hahaha! Tell your mom most men would be happy to stand in an elevator with a naked woman. :-)

• Eliane • said...

Too funny, I love it! I think I have her arms on my blog...