Okay, so sometimes there are things in this world that just get under my skin. Implants, however, will never! (oooo, how clever!)
I had been at the beach one sunny summer afternoon years ago observing all day the teenage girls comparing themselves to the 20-something women. These gals were full-timers on the sand. Very tan and toned – the beach was their business & they were ‘dressed’ for success. G-strings, teeny-weeny bikinis and ultra short shorts. I noted that the skinnier they were, the larger their breast implants. Thus, the more in awe the teenagers became.
These young girls spent their entire day watching the women and their note-taking was obvious. Especially as the interaction with men began. It was clear that these fellas were impressed with everything about the ladies, real or not. Again, more note-taking. I witnessed the body language of the teenagers reflect their insecurity about their bodies, now more pronounced than ever.
As I left I kept shaking my head at the situation. What are we telling these girls? Just do whatever it takes to get attention? *sigh*
Approaching the main exit from the beach (the same one all these young girls would take) with these thoughts in my head – I looked up and I saw it. A billboard that said in enormous letters “They’re not real, so what.” Oh HAY-LL no. Their tag line was Speak Your Mind, Drink Your Beer.
Don’t mind if I do! Enter: Imperfect Pearls.
Now, good people, from here on the story dances along the lines of naughty. We’re talking a bustable offense or two. However, the statute of limitations is on our side plus the fact that our ‘addition’ to their billboard made it way cooler.
Our ’sticker’ got put into the works to add another opinion to that silly advertisement.
3:00 a.m.: Our team came armed with the 30 foot banner, wallpaper paste, paint brushes, extension rollers and scaled that 100 foot ladder. The banner was rolled out, paste slapped on the back then held up & pressed on the billboard with the extension rollers. The end result is what you see in the above photo which reads:
“They’re not real, so what? so they’re no fun to feel”
Now our primary intention is not to insult or offend folks but in an effort to retain our humor & make it catchy enough to attract attention, that’s the best we could do. The point was made and all things considered? We were quite pleased – and still are!