Sunday, June 07, 2009

Florida Girls Tan Artificially..What, You Thought It Was From The Burning Sun In The Sky?

Billed as the "Best tanning experience of their life," customers of this really nice, high-end tanning spa - advertised on this new Chrysler 300 in super colorful graphics - and others like it located throughout the Sunshine State must do a pretty good business, but not because of regular visits by mom, dad and the kids dropping in for a little color. No, these are extremely attractive customers who must have that great looking Florida tan, year-round, no matter what. And, although not outrageously expensive, it does cost money, unlike the actual sun which shines very brightly, for free, in the blue skies over Tampa most every day of the year. Except for those pesky afternoon thunder showers which we begged for for months and need so desperately for water, the sun does continue to shine here regularly and some days, from about June through September, it is hot. Temperature and humidity are sky-high and delightful to all of our tourists from Canada and Europe. If you like beach weather, lolling around in next to nothing, flip-flops and sun tan lotion, this is your place. An artificial tan? The darkest imaginable? The sun just can not reach those beautiful young men and women who actually work inside, in Florida's air conditioned offices. What a shame that the sun is burning hot and bright outside their office walls and they're inside earning a living and making a tanning salon appointment on their BlackBerry or iPhone. Cost aside, they'll be deeply and darkly bronzed for that hot and heavy date. Must look our Florida best, right? With a healthy, natural glow. Right!

7 comments:

Don and Krise said...

It's all about convenience these days isn't it? Leave work, into the tanning bed, half an hour later another layer of brown.

Jacob said...

It's amazing that some people will pay money to get skin cancer!

B Squared said...

Nothing tops the instant spray tan. What a concept. Next to bottled water, wish it was my idea. Tanning booth? Way down the list. But I agree with Jacob, skin cancer waiting to happen.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

It never cease to amaze me either. People paying money for something they can get for free, and ignoring the health risk at the same time.

Frank said...

Skin cancer may be a risk, but the sun overhead everyday is FREE. I love how more and more vehicles here are wrapped with graphics as rolling, mobile advertising billboards.

William Talbot said...

My observations are somewhat different. As a Florida native now living elsewhere, I am always surprised to see how pale Florida residents are. I don't know if it is the fear of cancer or the love of air-conditioning, but on my annual summer visits I see more moon faces in Florida than in my northerly home state. And to those of you who think other people should only spend their money according to your own standards, I'll ask you to explain your expenses for swimming pools, bottled water, Starbucks coffee, SUVs, iPhones, and cable TV.

Lois said...

I grew up on the beach and used to tan myself religiously. Now I am paying the price at the dermatologist's office!