Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bottom dwelling scum suckers.

A man drove by me today and he was in a nice car, not a bad looking man, in a suit and well groomed. I saw him for maybe a second and a half. Maybe.

He looked like a complete sleaze ball. You know the kind, the one with the bad pick-up line who preys on the slightly drunk really unhappy girl. He's got (old) condoms, and maybe a dose of date rape drug in his wallet, damp hands and wears a gold chain.

*shudder*

You know the ones I mean?

But here's the rub...

I'm trying to nail down exactly what it is that makes some guys look like such scuz and others look great.

What is it though...

Here's what I can pick out for me...

* It is NOT the cut of the suit.

* Slicked back hair...often but not always

* There is a dangerous level of undone buttons...too low and you're in scum-land.

* Heavy necklaces and any gold bracelet is the kiss of death (usually).

* Some smiles, but I cannot nail down why some are so obsequious and disgusting....

* Stubble, but this can also be attractive...

* Generally darker blue shirts look scuzzy.

* Goaties...not always, but.....

* Sideburns. Well, these never look good but they don't always look like the warning sign for half-wit mysoginists either.

Some men also swing back and forth; some guys normally look quite respectable, then one day they put on a certain suit, or comb their hair a certain way and you get that shudder response.

So, I think we all know who sets our radar screeching...but but but but

WHY?

Something I've been pondering for a bit....thought I'd throw it out there.

Any ideas?

12 comments:

Beth said...

Well, you couldn't have picked this up in a second and a half but I think sometimes it's in their eyes. And, yes, definitely the smile - particularly if it contains a bit of a smirk.

Vancouver Isle Doug said...

Dumpy old pick-up truck, scraggly beard, yellow teeth. These all scream sleaze to me.

I like sideburns, goatees, nice haircuts, great jeans, Tall-Dark-Handsome. Long eyelashes just GET me! Ooops, I digress, you were discussing sleazeballs, not turn ons. Sorry.

Sleaze = shifty looking little old round men. EW!

elpadawan said...

As you may have guessed, I'm not exactly over-analyzing that kind of men :p. I'd say a look or an attitude can also be very significant.

hulagirlatheart said...

I think it's the eyes, and the way they look at you. You can just feel it behind their gaze. I think God gives us radar for this kind of thing. Now, whether or not we pay attention to it....

swenglishexpat said...

Hear ye, hear ye! The eyes have it! No? I would have thought a woman would say the eyes, aren't they the most important, expressive? (I wrote this before I read any other comment, honest.)

Beth said...

I don't know.....it's just a "feeling" you get?...I know it's that way with me. A man can look clean cut and good, but if I get a "feeling" then he's a no-no.

J.G. said...

Ultimately, it's about character and intention. Fakery is creepy, and sleazy fashion choices are the first warning sign!

Kelly said...

I think eyes and slicked back hair.

sirdar said...

I'm not really sure what it is. Being a guy I'm not as attuned to that but I have noticed that some guys are a bit sleazy. To me is usually a swagger, an attitude about them. Looks is one thing, but the way they conduct themselves make them seem sleazy.

dawn said...

I agree with Beth. In fact it was part of the sermon yesterday; not the sleazy guys but how some people have the gift of something and just know when someone is off. The thing I find most amazing, is there are people who don't see it and are scammed by one of those scumbags. I wonder if they don't see it, or if they ignore that tiny uncomfortable feeling for so long, until they no longer recognize it.

Diane Mandy said...

A really icky aura...


of course, I'm teasing. Still, you just know these things.

oreneta said...

Beth, well, if they are staring way south of your face, or shall we say, roaming...definitely the eyes...and a smirk is always a major turn off....

Doug! LMAO!!!!

I like your turn ons...eyelashes, I'm so with you...my man's are kind of hidden behind his glasses...when am I going to get him to wear contacts???

Your description of sleazeballs? PRiceless!

elP...why nOT!! A list of things not to do anyway...it all comes down to attitude of course, but how do you tell?????

Hula, some folks seem to have the radar turned off....what gets me is the guys who look find one day and like total scuz bags the next...weird weird weird...I think it is something in the haircut...

Sweetswede...yeah, they eyes can, but fairly often the radar starts ringing before you get that close...though those lingering full body sweeps are kind of a serious turn off.....

Beth...EXACTLY...but...why?

JG, fakery is creepy...maybe that's it...and some either overconfident or furtive posture may fit in too....

Kelly..thanks for dropping by, I agree...slicked back hair...though some folks can pull it off......

Sirdar, conduct certainly...and swagger indeed...though some pull it off....hmmmmm

Dawn, it is weird how some people don't see it....

Diane, yeah, man...his aura was all kind of muddy yellow and sludgy brown..man.....