Really Awful Humanity

For the Weekly Photo Challenge, we have: Humanity.

Trespasser 1 Trespasser 2 


It takes all sorts, or takes all kinds,
To make a world, is what one finds;
But then, there is a kind of sort
Which, to exist, just didn’t ought.

When trespassers come on my scene,
They wish that they had never been;
I tell them that their photograph
Is sure to give the cops a laugh.

They then lose interest in their scams,
And each one very swiftly scrams;
They dislike images to be
Thus captured for posterity.

© Colonialist September 2014 (WordPress)

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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40 Responses to Really Awful Humanity

  1. Very unsavoury looking characters, Col. Are they two of SA’s most wanted? 😕


  2. Be careful you could put yourself in danger if they snatch the camera off you. One good thing about living in a flat you don’t get people just wandering up to your front door.


  3. guyportman says:

    The one on the right looks like he has been smoking something, quite possibly mandrax. Perhaps it is time to get some Rhodesian Ridgebacks, if you don’t already own any that is.


  4. Hmmm. I LOVE having my picture taken. Guess that makes me one of the “good guys!”


  5. The Asian says:

    They seem pretty chuffed that you took their photo. I should also make a point of taking photos of unwanted visitors just as a safety measure


  6. Marco says:

    aaaarrrggggh! the voice is my head is bizzing, “smile – you’re on candid camera” make it stop!


  7. granny1947 says:

    The one on the right was definitely on the make…or take.


  8. Madhu says:

    Hehehe! Does it really work? They seem like the kinds who might appreciate a few minutes of fame! 😀


  9. disperser says:

    There’s nothing I find aggravating more than uninvited visitors . . . most are nice enough, but that’s not the point. The point is people should not assume they have the right to disturb someone at home, and be gracious when told to fornicate off (but in nicer, if often still biting words).


  10. Grannymar says:

    Thanks for the idea… I will bring my camera when opening the door to unexpected visitors.


  11. Hmm, that’s about as controversial as I thought my comment might be.

    Most of the ‘humanity’ pix for this challenge I’ve seen have been pix by white people (eg the original daily post one) of old and or non-white people. I find that really patronising. I guess we all interpret the word differently.

    I like your take
    They’re on the make

    Ouch! Do stop emulating his terrible rhymes roughseas!


    • colonialist says:

      Oh; my rhymes you’ve started matching – do be careful, it is catching!
      Strange how many have featured the elderly or darker races.
      *wickedly* You’re saying they’re not human?


      • They are so awful, they are funny. As to whose are awful, I’ll leave that for you to decide.
        Three fifths huh? It’s me. I’m being Ms Sensitive to Ark’s Mr.
        To me (and I did double dictionary check) it means lots of people or a kind gesture. Not an old or racially different-looking person as though (your wicked suggested implication) yes, shock horror, these are people too. Anyway, with that I shall post my own take on it on my not-photo-blog 🙂


    • thirdeyemom says:

      I don’t find it patronizing at all since these were the wonderful people I met doing NGO photography and blogging work. I was in a country where there were no white people except me. So they are the ones I happen to take photos of.


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