I noticed some things while at the country bar and hip hop club in Everett that aren't the case here in Seattle. And I'm wondering why.
First of all, I showed up in jeans and a cropped top with a bare midriff. Seattle clubs are packed with girls showing their abs. It's not a big deal. At McCabe's in Everett, even with the country bar floor packed and the hip hop upstairs floor packed, not one single girl had a bare midriff. Not one! I felt like a freak showing my belly (or at least really out of place) and kept trying to cover it with my coat. Do Everett girls just not show their tummies???
And the other thing I noticed was even more shocking. I saw a woman and her partner step outside to smoke, and she left her purse on the table! Another group of girls went to dance, leaving a purse on their table too. In Seattle clubs, you not only can't leave your purse unattended, but I have friends that have even had their coats stolen when they left them at their table. So what kind of alternate universe is Everett that you can safely leave your purse sitting unattended on your table while you step outside? Or is this just a country bar sort of thing?
It happened again, another girl driving up and down 15th trying to find me. This time it was some one who wanted to see the studio first before she put down a deposit for a pole party. I e-mailed her back and told her I could be here anytime before 5:30pm and let me know what time she wanted to come by. So what did she do? She didn't reply to my e-mail to let me know what time to meet me here. Instead, she just left at a time that would get her here before 5:30 and then drove up and down 15th -- without my address -- looking for the studio. Needless to say, she couldn't find it.
Why? Why? WHY do people do this??