Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Wrong On Any Island

Just because I haven't done one of these posts in awhile, doesn't mean I'm not watching you. People either like these or hate these. I think it is probably those who see themselves here who are the ones who hate them. I think they just show how crass and unaware of different cultures people can be. So.....

I can sort of forgive these boys because they are so young. Probably the first time out of their home country. Even so, this is wrong. Cover yourself up if you are going to town. They sat a table over from me at lunch. What you can't see is that they are covered with sand. Nice. Just what I like while eating, sand falling off of people and blowing over to my table. Dudes, throw on a tee shirt at least.




Wrong, wrong, oh so wrong. What makes women nowadays think that it is okay to publicly flaunt their underwear? Just like in high school, I am always tempted to give that bra a good snap. An otherwise somewhat pretty girl displaying bad taste.



OMG! Speaking of bad taste. But she wasn't alone in her "makes you want to gag" display.




There were four of them! The one with the yellow bag was by far and away the worst. You can see her also just coming into view in the picture above. And that is a one piece bathing suit she is wearing. The front just barely big enough to cover her saucer size nipples. They strolled the entire length of Hidlago dressed (or undressed) like this. I wish they could have seen the faces of the other tourists as they passed and the looks and gestures they got from the vendors. They were NOT as sexy as they thought they were, by a long shot. Girls, next time you go swim suit shopping, take one of your gay friends with you. He'll tell you the truth.



Want to know the most amazing part of this post? These pictures were all taken the same afternoon within a 30 minute period. There were other opportunities I missed. Never a dull moment around here!

24 comments:

Jamqueen said...

OMG! I really believe that some people never look in a mirror before they leave the house! Or they have a distorted view of reality.....

K.W. Michigan said...

I wonder if the girls dress like that at home??!!..

Calypso said...

The thing that has changed is people with bodies like that use to well cover them out of possible embarrassment; in these cases TOTAL em-bare-assment.

We have become use to seeing the pudgy Mexican bellies which I have to assume is a flaunting vision to some or why...why would they do it?

There are so many overweight people these days that I can only assume the dress codes have modified?

Oh well hang in there amigo.

Life's a Beach! said...

Well, those girls have a FAT lot of nerve! Sorry, I couldn't resist!
Did the one have a baby on board? The bra thing seems to be a trend. I don't get it, but I see it all the time around here. Back in the dark ages, even having a strap peeking out was mortifying.

CancunCanuck said...

It always cracks me up to see tourists walking around downtown Cancun and Walmart in their bikinis. Are they allowed to walk through their resort lobbies like that? As far as I have seen, most hotels have a "you must cover" policy, perhaps it's time for a "you must cover" law when on the streets. I never even leave the pool or beach without covering up, why would I leave the grounds of the hotel that way? Even a pareo would suffice.

I don't think it has anything to do with body shape or size either, I don't want to see anyone's flesh while I'm shopping for chicken. (Though yes, I admit, it's harder to keep an appetite with some of the plus sized bikini models hanging over the meat counter).

Anonymous said...

wayne, i've looked, re-looked, and enlarges. Cant seem to find the saucer-sized nipples. darn it!! ha
carl/debbie

Isla Deb said...

OMG is right! (I love these posts, BTW.) I've seen many women on Isla who shouldn't have been wearing a two-piece, but they do. I've said before that you can get away with wearing things on Isla that you wouldn't wear at home, but it should involve an element or two of taste for cryin' out loud. And this might be too much information, but I don't even bring a bra when I go to Isla!!

Islagringo said...

jamqueen: it's not just the girls who never look in a mirror. I should start picking on the men too!

kw: weather permitting, I bet they do.

calypso: it's calle a sense of pride and I think few people possess it anymore.

LAB: funny. But it's not about peoples weight. I have seen some pretty big people who are dressed stylishly and with taste. It's about having dignity and a little class.

CC: ah yes, the bathing beauties at WalMart. I have also seen gringo guys walking around in just a speedo and flip flops. They shouldn't even be allowed in.

carl (because I know Debbie didn't write this!): oh they are there all right, just waiting to burn their image in your brain. I thought I would spare you that.

Isla Deb: you are so right. And go braless if you want. Just keep 'em covered! At least in public and off the beach.

Anonymous said...

them bitches is hottt!!

Anonymous said...

Nothing better when dining than sitting next to a man wearing a muscle shirt showing you his big, hairy armpit throughout the meal.

Anonymous said...

I actually had the pleasure of having lunch next to these four girls at Renee/Renee. No, they never did put clothes on.

Anonymous said...

I actually had the pleasure of dining next to this group of four girls at Renee/Renee. No, they never did put clothes on. I believe the one with the yellow bag was pregnant.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you could do a feature on Men with Muscle Shirts and Hairy Armpits????

Steve Cotton said...

These posts are great. But I fear that the trend toward public semi-nudity is spreading. I ran into two guys in Salem yesterday who had stripped off their shirts and were walking around downtown. I could not figure out what was so jarring to me. It was the context. Nordstrom's is not the beach.

On a different topic. You have not posted anything about your fire performer lately. Has he gone into retirement -- or did his career burn out?

IslaZina said...

Always new lows in Semana Santa. Fredy was right: Nothing is holy here during Holy Week!
I am glad for my gay friend, who until I got the hairdresser thing down, would cut my hair. So that being seen together, people would not whisper that I was in need of a good gay friend, thereby mistaking him for being a straight guy!
Thanks for that memory!

Islagringo said...

anonymous: hahahahaha! I'm still laughing 20 minutes after I read your comment!

anonymous: usually also visible through the long, droopy armhole are their manboobs. Yikes.

anonymous: I think I encountered them after they ate. They had come from that direction before turning onto Hidalgo. Did you also get the impression that they may have been from Texas?

anonymous: I will add those treats to my post like this only about men.

steve: good question. He mysteriously disappeared quite awhile ago. We assumed he was in Playa del Carmen or Puerto Vallarta where his talents would bring him more money. He did come back for 2 weeks in January. Turns out that he had followed his "girl-love" to Sweden! That's where he is now. I have a hard time envisioning a dark Mexican in Sweden! BTW, "girl-love" is how most Mexicans translate the word "novia".

jeanie said...

Wayne, Man Boobs= MOOBS

Anonymous said...

Wayne love, love your posts! What is happening to our world? My opinion it is a lack of respect and the feelings of entitlement and self centered. These "gals" think they are entitled to gagify the world around them. Make me puke already !

Anonymous said...

It's always amazed me what the motivation is for people (invariably Americans) to display themselves in other countries in a manner that would draw unending derision if they were to do the same thing "at home".

It's easy to pawn it off to the "Ugly American" syndrome, but I suspect it's more than that; I opine that it has something to do with the "We're Number 1" mantra that disgusts the rest of the world, and rightfully so.

The cures for this bizarre behavior are endless; leave it to obtuse and rude me to mutter truly nasty hearable expletives whenever I pass these pigs, male or female; probably doesn't change anything, but it makes me feel a lot better.

O Robert

Theresa in Mèrida said...

I am glad that I gave up drinking liquids at the keyboard because it would have been really bad. Sheesh, I am way out of shape and overweight and never, ever would wander away from the beach dressed like that. To be honest,I wouldn't be ON the beach dressed like that. I want to look my best always. I wonder what they see when they look in the mirror?
regards,
Theresa

zannie said...

The girl with the bra strap might not even realize it. Straps showing has become commonplace (I found it very odd when the trend first started, but now I'll even let mine show, in an informal setting). I've only once seen someone who wore a bra with a backless shirt though--no thanks.

I think the woman in your photo probably just didn't have a mirror to look in wherever she is staying and didn't realize how low cut that shirt is in the back relative to her bra. Sometimes the clothes you brought don't go together as well as you thought they would.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, some people have no sense of modesty. I have seen similar types parading through hotel lobbies in the US, Mexico and other Caribbean islands. No matter what your size, you can find clothes and bathing suits that fit if you care enough.

Laurie said...

Unfortunately the trend in immodest clothing in public is spreading. And yes, here in Honduras, as well. I am a bit nostalgic for the days when Honduran women wore skirts and dresses on the streets. Now they wear skin tight outfits that outline the shape, no matter how much belly it showing. I am glad I don't have to wear skirts all of the time like I did when in pueblos long ago in most churches, but really, all I see now is spandex, tight clothes and shirts that are too small for a decent bra. And of course, in Roatan . . . US and Latins don't think they need to wear much.

Little said...

Actually, the one with the yellow baq is my wife. You should have sen her before she lost all of the weight! At least she wasn't wearing the thong this time. LOL from Texas