When it comes to photo-gathering around retail locations, I have this rule. I try to be a patron of the location.
This sometimes leads to some new and interesting experiences, which is the whole point to my photography: gathering experiences.
Driving back to the boat after meeting a developer friend for lunch, this VW caught my attention. I had my little micro four thirds camera in the car, so I stopped to get the photo. Now, the quandry. I'd never actually been in a head shop before. At least, not as an adult. (I think dad or mom may have taken me to one when I was a kid but that's another story.)
This VW sits nestled between a law office and this Hippy Store. I like Hippies more than lawyers, so I went it.
Turns out it wasn't a head shop but a cute little hippie boutique.
..of course.. everyone inside was very friendly and helpful. I considered this may be a good time to do some alternative shopping so I looked around, settled on a hacky sack for my son and a necklace for my daughter.
This leads me to reflect on the startling presence of multiple, differing "life views" that I exhibit.
I go so very far left on some things and so very far right on others... I like guns and wanted to be a marine, yet I like hippie culture. How is that possible?
I don't know but the hippie in me says I shouldn't care and the professional is telling me to get back to work..
So, enjoy the fun image and your Black Friday. Be safe and consider shopping .. alternatively..