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Cosmetics sales reps can be funny people

I enjoy bumper stickers. Perusing what George Carlin called his "handy mobile library" keeps my mind alert on the road, and gives me insights into other people's personalities by what they choose to express themselves. But one car had four stickers in its rear window that, individually, were perfectly normal. But the combined effect nearly sent me into the ditch with laughter.

In the upper left: UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

In the upper right: SEMPER FI

In the bottom left: THE FEW THE PROUD THE MARINES

In the bottom right: MARY KAY

I had this vision of R. Lee Ermey addressing a bunch of Marines:

"ALL RIGHT MAGGOTS, LISTEN UP! THIS HERE IS THE LATEST ISSUE FROM THE CORPS. THE MARK-25 CAMOUFLAGE PAINT, WHEN PROPERLY APPLIED, NOT ONLY WILL REDUCE YOUR VISIBILITY IN DARKNESS AND HELP REDUCE YOUR INFRARED SIGNATURE, BUT IT ALSO MOISTURIZES AND EXFOLIATES!"

I told this story to several Mary Kay representatives whom I knew, and one of them clued me in. "Oh, I know who that was! Her son is in the Marine Corps, and she's using his car while he's overseas!"

A perfectly reasonable explanation, but still a damned funny circumstance.


Comments (6)

I heard a rumor once that f... (Below threshold)

I heard a rumor once that female Marine Corp basic training included how to apply make up.

Honest.

(And to be fair, the Air Force also had a "how not to look like a slut" instructions, but it wasn't a *class*.)

Being a Marine Corporal, I ... (Below threshold)

Being a Marine Corporal, I find that wildly amusing. My fiancee has an "I love my Marine" sticker with a Corporal chevron sticker next to it. Also on her car: an ice skater magnet since she is a coach at rink an hour away from here.

Hmmm.That's pretty... (Below threshold)
ed:

Hmmm.

That's pretty funny. Especially since the warpaint they use in the military has the softness of a brick. That and the fact you see some really funny camo designs on people's faces.

My favorite was a buddy of mine who painted his face like a raccoon right up to the black around the eyes.

Yup. Messhall duty for 2 weeks.

When I was stationed in Was... (Below threshold)
Ron:

When I was stationed in Washington D.C., I carpooled every day. One of the guys in the carpool did not own a car, but his wife would let him borrow hers when it was his week to drive. Five Marines would cram into this car for the nearly hour long ride into the District. We used to get some weird looks when we exited the vehicle. In the rear window were the stickers "I love my man." and "I love my Marine."

Gives new meaning to the la... (Below threshold)

Gives new meaning to the label "jarhead"...

That's way cute! Being a M... (Below threshold)
Karen:

That's way cute! Being a Mary Kay consultant I had a good laugh!




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