Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Really Famous Person Leaves Me Wondering

I am a people watcher. I watch people everywhere I go. I always have. I was in IKEA this weekend, and I was checking out this older couple. They were probably in their 80's. Holding hands and walking the entire store. They were so happy. I watched young couples, store employees and everyone else. This brings me to the reason for this link.
A VERY famous person was there. I will not tell her name, because I don't want to embarrass her. I will tell you this much. She is very famous, mostly in Utah. If you held up her photo there would be 90 out of 100 Utahn's that would know her, and thousands of others around the world. She was walking with three other people. One woman, and two men. One of the men was most likely her husband and the other two were a couple also.
The problem, she was almost naked. There was less material on her top and her bottom than on a dish towel. I promise you that there are a lot of people that would wear more clothing at a beach than she was wearing.
She knew people were staring, and she was proud of it. I watched as people would look at her. Some women hit their husbands, some women shook their heads. I am sure most knew who she was. My wife pointed her out also.
Don't get me wrong, she is amazingly beautiful. BUT, here is the problem. I don't need to see her that way, and no one else does either. The things I know her for, and what and who she represents, would absolutely die if they knew she dressed like that, and I am sure she would lose a lot of people from ever buying a product she sells, sees a movie she is in, or listens to her on the radio, etc.
Like I said, I am not telling who she is, so the last sentence may not be one of the things she is famous for.
So, famous person at IKEA, show some respect for yourself, your husband, and the people you represent and put some clothes on.


Shirley Bahlmann said...

I have to admire you for not divulging her name. I think it's very interesting that she seemed to be absorbing the attention, yet I highly doubt that it was the kind of attention she really wanted. Thanks for the reminder that we all need to be our best selves, even in IKEA.

Christine Thackeray said...

I want to know what you were buying in IKEA. I LOVE their mattresses! The funny thing about modesty is that it doesn't have as much to do with the individual as it does with them thinking about others. Modesty is a type of service and she probably wasn't even caring what everybody else thought.
Too often we connect immodesty with sexuality when it has a lot more to do with selfishness.

Lee Ann Setzer said...

Whew! You said "famous person," then you said "nice old couple in their 80s". I thought "President and Sister Monson," then you said "immodest" and "embarrassing." Then I gave up on guessing.

Rebecca Talley said...

Interesting . . .I don't live in Utah, so I have no idea.

I agree, women need to be modest every bit as much as teenagers.

Carlene Duda said...

This is so not fair! I'm up here in Washington and have no idea who that could have been. Good thing I don't. I attended a class on the Atonement and judging a few weeks ago. I came home with a saying to put on my bathroom mirror. "I choose not to make your sin my sin"
Thanks for not giving the name of Miss Immodest.