Thursday, September 11, 2008

Bikini Bottom Espresso

Have you ever heard of this? It's a coffee company, and it's located not too far from our house. I'm not sure if it's a chain, but this is definitely my first encounter with this type of establishment. See, it's a small wooden building - quite comparable to a snowcone shack - that has a drive-thru window where people can order and pick up their coffee. Not so amazing. The strange part is that the employees there are all girls...dressed in bikinis. Now, Washington is not exactly a balmy climate, so I doubt bikinis are very common here. Certainly not year-round. How would one such business come to be in the Northwest? I don't know. But it is something that has definitely attracted my attention.

Maybe admitting this publicly will make it less weird. Or more. We'll see. But I drive past that little shack almost everyday. And every single time, I find myself slightly slowing down, staring at the shack, trying to see if there really, truly are girls dressed in bikinis working in there. And I can confirm that there are; I have seen them 5 times. I don't know why this is so fascinating to me. It's not that I want to see the girls themselves - I'm not weird like that. I simply can't get over the fact that they stand there in a bikini all day long, serving coffee. In Washington.

Today, Andrew happened to be with me in the car while I was driving, and we passed the Bikini Bottom Espresso. As usual, I peered out the window, trying to catch a glimpse of the bikini girl. I saw her and immediately looked back at the road, but I had to hit the brakes as the car in front of me had slowed down. (Maybe he was looking at the girl too?) Andrew said, "One of these days you're going to get in a accident from trying to see a girl in a bikini."

Well, when you put it that way...what the heck am I doing?? That's when it hit me that what I was doing was weird, and that's what prompted me to blog about it. So somebody, please make me feel better. Wouldn't you look, too?


Lisa said...

I would totally have to look- I could not stand the curiosity. But seriously, that sounds like a dangerous work environment! Can you imagine spilling boiling hot coffee on yourself while wearing a bikini??? YEOOWWW!!! In Sandy there was a place called 'Bikini Cuts' (I think) where girls cut hair dressed in bikinis. I walked by once just to see what they charged- $25 for a man's haircut!! I guess that's the price for having your stylist wear a bikini in Salt Lake!

Camille and Jay said...

I am laughing so hard right mow, maybe they should come to Enid (maybe I should start that here in Enid) Nothing hotter than a after pregnancy body in a bikini, Ok I would of not only looked but went to get coffee and then laughed really hard at them (to their face) so you are a lot nicer than me. That is quite strange, but funny!!

Mikael Webb said...

why look when you could work there! Hey, I've been a peach prostitute, sounds right up my alley!