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#100WCGU – Wk47 – Prompt: the emotions / thoughts that the below image stir in you – 100 words – “Gaudy But Seen”

26 Jun

What were they thinking? It’s gaudy, ugly, out of place. It’s… brilliant.

I see their point. Had this been just another small place to refuel, we would pass it by without much thought, only stopping if we needed to refill, but it’s gaudy red and white would attract the curious, particularly families.

I can imagine passing families being halted by children insisting on having the car refilled by the teapot. Curious eyes would be peeking inside to see what fairy tale characters might lurk within.

It’s far better to be noticed as gaudy than not to be noticed at all.

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10 responses to “#100WCGU – Wk47 – Prompt: the emotions / thoughts that the below image stir in you – 100 words – “Gaudy But Seen”

  1. ventahl

    June 27, 2012 at 00:10

    They might even buy some fuel. Makes sense. Customers love to be entertained 🙂

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 27, 2012 at 05:50

      Thanks for the comment.

      Considering its size, being noticed would be important. 🙂

       
  2. newpillowbook

    June 27, 2012 at 06:45

    Good point!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      July 5, 2012 at 17:04

      Thanks for the comment.

      The worst thing for a company is to be ignored so being remembered for the gaudy works. 🙂

       
  3. jabbersville

    June 27, 2012 at 07:05

    It’s far better to be noticed as gaudy than not to be noticed at all. Think that also applies to me 🙂

     
    • Ross Mannell

      July 5, 2012 at 17:05

      Thanks for the comment.

      In my case, it’s plain colours and keeping out of the spotlight. 🙂

       
  4. Lynda Dixon

    June 28, 2012 at 17:18

    I agree. Sadly I find myself becoming less gaudy as time goes by. Well done to the petrol station owner (and you too, Ross, of course)

     
    • Ross Mannell

      July 5, 2012 at 17:09

      Thanks for the comments.

      The only thing making me stand out in the crowd is being slightly taller than average in my town.

       
  5. Maegan

    July 1, 2012 at 00:34

    Hard to drive by it now! I also agree, better to be over the top than to melt into the shadows.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      July 5, 2012 at 17:10

      Thanks for the comment.

      I must admit I would be curious seeing it and would have stopped. 🙂

       

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