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November 17, 2005



This is one of the reasons I don't do gyms. When I run or bike outside, my chances of seeing men's version of cameltoe is reduced by a factor of ten.


My husband says the male version of cameltoe is called "buck knuckle". The things you learn every day!


Some men just never know when nor how to keep it in the pants. I'm a woman who likes a little mystery. Someone needs to tell him if he isn't using the money to buy decent placeholders for his "jewels" then invest it in a small car. You know the whole - men who buy large trucks are over-compensating for the lack thereof (some of the time I've found it true). The Store Manager knows what's going on probably just too intimidated by the beast to move the table somewhere further. It's easily fixable by moving the table and replacing it with a floor fixture. It's been done. A former employee of the Bucks I found that it is a watering hole for 'Entertainers', and there are many. One woman used to come in at least twice a week with her girlfriends to have a tea party. She always paid, didn't cause a problem accept when one of her 'friends' would complain about how hot a cup of tea was. But her friends weren't so much people as they were dolls. Yes they were and my mouth fell open the first time I saw it. You wouldn't believe the types of entertainment Starbucks attracts. There's always some crazy character, every employee comes out of there with a story. For pure enjoyment I'd recommend it as a place of employment besides all the job benefits. You never need a newspaper or even another friend to enjoy a cup of coffee when you're at Starbucks, there's always some free show.

thebee, grinning

Yikes and he paws through the creamer and sugar packets, ew! Your Starbucks is so much more stimulating than mine, hehe.


Hi John - So true. But how do we keep our coffeehouses safe from -- as Anna's husband calls them -- buck knuckles? :)

Hey Anna - I learned something new, too!

Hi Lyn - I think someone should write a book about the strangest things baristas have seen or have had to deal with. Now your story about the tea party for dolls really creeps me out!

Hello M the bee - Just last night, there was a flasher "surprising" folks at the other Starbucks in our area. What gives?


Cameltoe? Buck knuckles? Makes me chuckle... what I learn from your blogs, Gi!

I've rarely come inside a Starbucks, since I usually just drive thru. And when I do go indoors, I usually just order, get my drink, and get out without paying any attention to other customers. With this information, I'll keep a closer watch next time... maybe even hang around while drinking my coffee, just to see what people are doing and how others react.


what an amusing site (if seen for the first time...)
If I was in your place I'd probably feel very uncomfortable and try my best not to look!


lol, does the phrase, if you got it, flaunt it, apply? :)

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