Please come up with a caption for this image [See below for details on how Caption This works]
Somewhere on the I-75, January 2006
I like to take depressing pictures. Or pictures of odd things in nondescript places. To wit, I'm willing to bet that this badly-powered, woefully ancient and sad-looking hand dryer in an Interstate rest stop washroom wasn't a frequent photographic subject.
Until I sauntered by, of course. So I'm hoping you'll be touched by the spirit of Caption This, my blog's increasingly famous (OK, famous in my house) weekly feature that promises happiness for all who participate. Really! You just smiled, didn't you?
Lesson learned: One must be really careful pulling out a camera in a public washroom. The whole Larry Craig "I cruise airport washrooms but I'm not gay" episode has added yet another layer of chill to this unique form of institutional photography. Don't ask how I learned this. I just know. Trust me.
Your turn: Invent a neato caption for this image and be the toast of the blog world next Sunday when I announce the winner. Click here for the Caption This rules.
Last week's image of a lady of a certain age searching the beach with a metal detector was one of the more poignant images I've brought home this summer. In the end, Danny took it with his deliciously ghoulish caption: "I knew I should have taken the ring off of my husband's finger before I buried him." I hope you'll visit his site (click here) and share your congratulations.
Other notable quotables included the following:
- Gautami Tripathy: "God! Do I vacuum clean it all?"
- MissMeliss: "...And people said finding a needle in a haystack was challenging...
- Bob-kat: "I'm sure I parked the car around here somewhere!'"
- November Rain: " This is why you never let the dog play with your car keys"
- Babystepper: "Retirement Plan for the New Millenium."