So, back to the subject of noticing things. One of my favorite subjects.
A car accident always commands our attention. That is why there are plenty of other wrecks caused by people gawking and not paying attention to their own vehicle. We use the term rubbernecking to describe this phenomenon.
When we are talking about something in which we cannot tear our eyes away (whether we want to or not) we say, “It was like a car wreck. I couldn’t look away.”
It’s because it is so startling and so horrifying that one cannot just ignore it and not notice it while passing.
So, what about underarms? I guess whatever’s hidden under there could be slightly startling and strangely horrifying. Depends on who’s looking.
I have noticed that most everyone (or just females?) seems to notice underarms. Am I wrong? So weird. Is it because it’s considered an erogenous zone? I don’t have a clue.
I could say to my daughter five hours later, after spotting a woman in a store, “Hey, did you notice that lady’s……?”
And she will immediately respond, “Yup, saw it. Hasn’t seen a razor in ages.”
Because she noticed. And it doesn’t really matter if it is the underarm of a man or woman. Equal opportunity gawking.
And I don’t know much about men and what they notice (Ummmm, nothing?) but in this context I am talking about the females being the ones who always notice. The eyes are immediately drawn to armpits the minute someone raises their arm.
I see people looking at mine all the time. Lord have mercy, sometimes I’m afraid to raise my hand to ask a question at a P.T.A. meeting. I’m not blurting out questions without raising my hand because I’m rude. I’m just scared.
This is not a judgement of what’s under the arms. It is an observation of an observation. And just wondering if I am the only one.