Please caption this image
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Laval, QC, August 2008 [Click to enlarge]
The scene: We've come to the supermarket here to pick up a few necessities. Zayda (grandfather) pushes the cart while Noah rides along. It's been a while since I took pictures in a supermarket, but I figure I don't live here, so it wouldn't be overly inconvenient if they kicked me out. As we turn down the cereal aisle, I realize just how busy this environment is, how the designs and colors seem to fight each other for our attention - not to mention the attention of an increasingly media-savvy 8-year-old boy.
He doesn't ask for a thing as we slowly roll down this riotous kill zone of commercialism. We soon leave the fluorescent-bathed color behind as we head home to put the groceries away and rest our eyes.
No one even noticed my camera.
Your turn: Please come up with a caption for this image. Click the Comment link below and go to town. Feel free to suggest as many as you'd like, and don't be afraid to pull your friends, neighbors and colleagues in as you see fit. We actively encourage promiscuous captioning, as you know. (This photo continues this week's Thematic Photographic theme, colorful. Have you played TP yet? No? Why, you absolutely must! Click here to begin.)
About last week's image of a semi-trailer that's well past its prime: I could hear the silence as I captured this photo, and every time I look at it, even 2+ years after I shot it, I still do. You all clearly heard something as you suggested a range of very strong captions. Honorable menschens go to:
- Jacie: "Rust never sleeps."
- Sara: "Been there done that."
- Linda: "Contents no longer shift during movement."
- Anne: "Tired."
- Mojo: "I don't know when that road turned on to the road I'm on."
- Awareness: "A Road Less Travelled."
- Dan: My haulin' days are over/I'm no longer in tow/They didn't want me at the truck stop/But there's always room in Jellico
- Robin: "Truck stopped."
One more thing: I don't say "thank you" to you all enough for making Written Inc.'s weekly challenges, Caption This and Thematic Photographic, the successes that they are. Please know that I deeply appreciate the spirit with which you all participate. None of this would be anywhere near as much fun as it is were it not for your enthusiasm and drive. Thank you so much.