Thursday, June 18, 2009

daily snapshot: the spin zone

Man Waving A Sign, 355 at Old Georgetown
I should've used this photo, taken at Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road, with Hans Riemer's guest blog on White Flint (which you should check out, if you haven't already.) Nothing says "new condos" like the sign spinner, a usually young, usually male (for the truest show of manhood is lack of shame) person charged with three difficult tasks: to a) show excitement about real estate while not appearing on an HGTV reality show; to b) to make a personal connection with the harried, oblivious driver; and c) to not cross the turf of the panhandler who also works this intersection.

If you haven't figured it out by now, I take a lot of photos while in the car, only some while driving. But if you have any photos (taken from behind the wheel or not) that you'd like to see here, shoot me an e-mail at justupthepike at gmail dot com.


Jeanette said...

I think this is the same guy who was doing the sign twirling outside of Takoma Station for the new apts for several months. And I gotta say... the personal connection is oddly compelling. I have no need for a new apartment, but the outgoing cheerfulness of these guys totally made my day whenever I passed them. It's bizarrely effective.

Sligo said...

There are usually 3 panhandlers at this intersection, at least on weekends. It must be a cash cow.