Ever see someone dressed or groomed in a certain way that makes you take notice for all the wrong reasons? Lately, I have! ~rant~ I'm not exactly a fashion-whore, and I certainly don't keep up with most of the new styles (I have neither the patience, the wallet, or the stomach for a lot of the new trends), but I pretty much know what's going to generate positive, neutral, and negative attention to myself. Some recent observations: 1. Joe Cool - There's this guy that works in my building who thinks he's "Mr. Cool". He's always wearing black Oakly sunglasses, a leather jacket, and listening to a walkman at work. I've NEVER seen him without those glasses & earphones, regardless of whether he's in the building or outside. Even more irritating, he's also the kind of guy who won't say "excuse me" when bumping into you in the hall, which has happened on 3 recent occasions... probably because he's wearing those stupid-ass sunglasses. I'd deck him next time, if we weren't at work! Gr.... 2. Over Combing the Comb-Over - I noticed an older gentleman in my gym yesterday with a MASSIVE combover. Now, I can understand a bit of cover-up, but he had grown the hair on one side of his head down to his shoulder, while the other was trimmed pretty short. When he combs it, he adds a little swirl to the back to cover his entire bald spot. It looks absolutely awful, and you can pretty much tell that it's a bad combover. He'd look *much* better if he'd just cut his hair and be himself. 3. There's a flood on the 6th floor! - There's someone who works on my floor that has all his dress-pants hemmed about two-inches above his ankles. He's either going for the capri look, or he thinks that there's running water on the floor in his cubicle. 4. Did Revlon buy Dutch-Boy paint? - Anyone ever see Mimi on the Drew Carrey show? An lady who lives in my building must be taking makeup tips from her. Every time I pass her in the stairwell, I feel like I'm at the circus... 5. I took a shower in CoolWater this morning! - A "friend" of mine has no idea how to apply cologne. None whatsoever. NADA, NILL, ZILCH!!! I think he goes through a bottle a week. I can't get into a car with him for extended periods of time without getting massive headache, and several people (myself included) have mentioned this to him in the past. His response (no joke) is "If you don't like it, don't breathe around me!". ~/rant~ I'd like to say something to most of these people, but I don't want to come off and sound cruel (except for #5 - he's a putz!). Anyone else notice these kinds of trends? If so, have you every said or done anything? Moe.