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If Your Teen Looks Like A Freak Here’s A Chance To Get Them Employed!
Yesterday I was driving down the road running some errands and I saw the typical person on the corner spinning a sign. There was a time when this was unusual however in this day and age there seems to be many a sign spinner on many a sidewalk. What made me take notice of this was not how he was spinning the sign (because he was not bothering to even attempt to spin the sign, rather just holding it at an angle that used the sidewalk as a support for the corner of the sign). No, the reason I noticed him was due to his gothic appearance. As I got closer I noticed that he had the dyed black hair with bright red bangs hanging over his eyes and the all black clothing which featured the black stretch pants. As I got even closer to passing him in my car I saw that he had eye liner appropriately over-applied, pierced lip and the black nail polish to match. The business he was promoting? A Halloween store. And that’s when it struck me, if your teen looks like a freak here’s a chance to get them employed! – Don’t Get Me Started!
While any other time of year it may be easy for your teen (or twenty year old) to say that they got turned down for a job due to their gothic appearance or too many tattoos, etc., this is the time for you to make your move. I’m sure the kid that I saw was wearing his own clothes as his “costume” and that the black nail polish, eye liner and dyed hair came before he turned in his application. What your children don’t realize is that the way they’re dressing every day is all ready a costume. (Hey, don’t knock it. If you work in corporate America you probably have a costume you wear every day too, it’s just that you call it, “business casual.”)
So how great for your kid to be able to wear what they want to wear, sort of be that moody person that they are anyway (people will think they’re “really in character”) and get paid for it? They can sell people rubber rats and fake blood, cool, right? They can act like they’re in the latest rash of vampire movies and television shows filling up the pockets of the many studios that create such entertainment and be cool all at the same time.
It seems to me that Halloween is the one holiday that people spend a ton of money on no matter what the economy is doing. (I don’t get it myself. And at the risk of being drummed out of the gay corps I will tell you that I can’t even remember the last time I actually “dressed up” for Halloween. ) I understand that people like to leave their dreary lives behind for one weekend a year, dressing up like a sexy nurse and whatever the male equivalent may be. It allows people who live what they consider mundane lives to suddenly break out and be a pair of boobs with their wife bound together by a cartoon oversized strand of pearls. And perhaps my vision has been skewed by the fact that I live in Vegas where at any time of day or night you can see the people who have been saving their jeans that are too tight with their too high heels they can’t walk in, just to wear them when they get to “Sin City” where no one knows them and they can unleash their inner slut (thus the reason for the success of the “What Stays In Vegas” campaign). In fact, the fantasy of being whoever you want to be is exactly what keeps Vegas in business (and I suspect Halloween as an industry) so sure, why not have a little of that each year in your own hometown without having to buy a plane ticket? Of course the problem with doing this type of thing at home is that unlike in every superhero story, people actually know it’s you and simply putting on a mask or glasses does NOT make you unrecognizable to the general public (or your friends).
But back to the topic at hand, instead of doling out another cent for your eighteen year old to buy more black nail polish or hair dye, why not have them make their own money to buy it at least one time a year? I’m telling you, I’ve seen it and I know it will work if your teen looks like a freak here’s a chance to get them employed! – Don’t Get Me Started!
Haunted Houses need people too! Get your freaks out there working.
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