Monday, January 12, 2009

Zen Monday: #31



Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what the photo's about.
There's no right or wrong.
If the photo evokes something in you, that's all it is.

31 comments:

Cafe Observer said...

Well, my preference is to gift wrap in the women's restroom - if I didn't have to wait in that line so doggone long.

What are our wrapping paper choices besides toilet paper?

USelaine said...

... then flowed under the swinging door inexorably out to the entry hall ... across to the pristine floor of the wrapping room ... oozed up the cardboard tubes leaning carelessly akimbo against the service gate ... seeped into the ever-seated backside of the big white teddy bear at the feet of the customer arguing distractedly on her cell phone ... rising, rising ...

lynn said...

The mind boggles as to what is offered gift wrap in there.

Mister Earl said...

How do you spell relief?

Destitute Rebel said...

Looks like they have very dedicated Janitors at the place, shiny clean floors.

marley said...

I hate to say this but is it a place for people who like gift wrapped human waste! I know! What is going on in my head?!?

altadenahiker said...

Sales may be slow, but Macy's believes idle hands are the devil's workshop.

Susan C said...

I can't wait to find out where you shot this photo. Original art, sparkling floors, pristine walls, antique furniture - my guess is a museum.

I guess it gives new meaning to the phrase, "Let's wrap it up in there."

Thursday Girl/Hollis the Cat said...

packages i may be afraid to open for $1000, alex...

Clifford Beshers said...

Why can't gift wrap use the same restrooms as everyone else? Should we expect a California proposition saying gift wrap has full civil rights, we just want to preserve the traditional meaning of "restroom?"

Margaret said...

And yet...all destinations seem to the exit, which adds a whole new layer of meaning to the other choices.

Tash said...

I may think of something if I can just stop laughing... & I've seen these signs all the time...OK, OK.
"Employees must wash hands before leaving the gift wrap area."

D.C. Confidential said...

How the heck did I end up as a bust leading the toilets? Is this what they mean by karma?!

JM said...

Beautiful composition! I really like your mondays! :-)

Ted Thompson said...

Gives "Going to the head" new meaning (head being nautical for restroom)

Then again there's the saying "[censored] in pretty wrapping paper is still [censored]"

Christie said...

Okay, what exactly do they gift wrap?

pasadenapio said...

I imagine that bust has a motion sensor that triggers "may I help you?" every time someone passes by.

USelaine said...

Looks like they have very dedicated Janitors at the place, shiny clean floors.

You mean that shine isn't water?

Kris said...

“Much like the tedious Piero Manzoni, I am concerned that this gallery is abusing Marcel Duchamp's concept of Readymades.

The gift wrapping is evidence of this excess.”

Bernie K. said...

You may wrinkle your nose, so why not sneeze?

frazgo said...

head, head and wrap it up too...

Virginia said...

For once, at a lose for words. You all have made me howl. Bravo, group bow.
V

Laurie said...

Multitasking. What a concept.

Miss Havisham's Tea Party said...

Head and Shoulders, a head.

Miss Havisham's Secretary said...

Excuse me, Miss H would like to know if Ted Thompson censored himself (which is charming) or was he censored by a rating software you have enabled on your site (also equally charming)?

altadenahiker said...

Pasadena continues to find innovative opportunities for the service sector.

Ms M said...

Just what is being gift wrapped in the chamber(s) beyond?
The statue on the table brings the phrase "heads up" to mind.

But never mind my mumblings; Altadenahiker's comments are exceptional. :>)

JT said...

"Big Brother's Watching You..."

Petrea said...

This one was almost to easy - for me, not for you. I mean, it was begging to be a Zen Monday photo.

Altadenahiker had it: It's Macy's on Lake Avenue in the classic 1947 Bullock's building. They have a few historical pieces dotted throughout the store now. This bust struck me as being oddly placed, as is the gift wrap department. I didn't use that restroom, but John told me there's a labyrinth in there. It's clean, though.

Marley, as you can see, yours isn't the only mind that went that way.

Ted censored himself. He is a gentleman.

You are all brilliant. I was howling along with Virginia.

lynn said...

Hmm it seems obvious that Marley and I come from the same town.

Jilly said...

Very funny. Love the photo.

Petrea, I left a response on Menton DP about focal B & W photos and how to do it.(ie where I highlighted the piece of food) It's so simple.