Posted by Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 26 October 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.
"Just a few more minutes and your table should be ready." Famous last words on Alvarado Street.
I'm a little busy finishing a project. I will either return in a day or join this guy on the bench.
Really a long one… :-) Nice shot
26 Oct 2010 5:04am
he been there sone time, great shot
26 Oct 2010 5:08am
the ATM looks a bit tapped out. good one!
What a nice doll to play with. A funny bizarre shot. I suppose it's the front of a restaurant?
26 Oct 2010 5:09am
@NaDu: Yes. A little Halloween touch in the city. He's drinking a Coca Cola.
wow, funny shot
26 Oct 2010 5:18am
This is why I will never use ATM machines....oh, that wait is a killer ! ;-)
26 Oct 2010 5:29am
Ha! Oh my! Yes - a very very very very very very long wait! Terrific capture! HA!
26 Oct 2010 5:51am
Ha! The poor customer obviously needed something stronger than a Coke to keep going! The plant doesn't look in great shape either!
26 Oct 2010 6:15am
@Stephen: Maybe it was the Coke that killed him?
Oh yes, been to a few similar but not that bad :)
26 Oct 2010 6:29am
Great spot. . .and at least that wasn't the result of the meal. . . or was it?
26 Oct 2010 6:37am
même pas peur !
26 Oct 2010 6:54am
Worf !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOVE IT,LOVE IT,LOVE IT !!!!!!
26 Oct 2010 6:56am
I have felt like this a few times! Great shot!
26 Oct 2010 7:31am
ha ha ha..lol.. excellent title for this shot.. I am sure few of us went through this :).
26 Oct 2010 7:41am
Cool shot :)
26 Oct 2010 7:48am
And yet he seems still full of energy if we consider his arms up ;) Geez, what a find again. Sure that Halloween is a great fiesta in the US. It didn't really work here in Paris but a pleasure to see how you guys are utterly celebrating your dead times with great humor ! Happy ST*
26 Oct 2010 8:09am
@k@: Lots of funny things to see at this time of year. I wish I had more time to really explore this phenomenon right now. I managed this one on the fly. He seemed to be waving at me. I'd say that is an eternal optimist. :)
Lolll .... he waited too long I think it is no longer hungry :)) Nice day.
26 Oct 2010 8:13am
@Tede: I think he's too optimistic. :)
Superbe ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée. JP
26 Oct 2010 8:15am
"ATM"="Await The Meal" here, good if you are on a diet, I guess!
26 Oct 2010 8:16am
Hahaha! Brilliant catch!
26 Oct 2010 8:24am
Superb! It was a rather very long wait ??? !!! Great Idea !!!
26 Oct 2010 8:28am
:))) Excellent capture! The poor man, his patience has lost it!:)))
26 Oct 2010 9:11am
So that's what happens to us when we wait too long in queues. :))) Great find.
26 Oct 2010 9:39am
Buse are on strike too !! Funny shot , Phil.
26 Oct 2010 10:05am
very funny, i think we have all experienced that feeling at one time or another...
26 Oct 2010 10:58am
is he waiting for his money coming out of the atm machine? i know that problem, but never had a nice bench to rest. it must be the crazy colour that keeps him still "living" ... in a way. really funny shot.
26 Oct 2010 10:59am
excellent and funny !! je ne suis pas sur de vouloir attendre aussi longtemps tout de même !!:)
26 Oct 2010 11:47am
Super capture for a Silly Tuesday Bettina! Well done! ;-)
26 Oct 2010 11:50am
That's some cash point:) Nice one
26 Oct 2010 12:16pm
So funny ! very nice catch ! well done !
26 Oct 2010 1:38pm
Funny and quite the novel halloween display. Some people are so inventive when it comes to creating and new and different display.
26 Oct 2010 3:05pm
Funny one! This man has waited for a long, long time, isn't it?
Have a nice day.
26 Oct 2010 3:09pm
Ahahah ! Love your great sens of humor ! Happy ST ! ;-)
26 Oct 2010 3:38pm
a real long wait here:) cold humor with warm colors,aha!
26 Oct 2010 3:51pm
A skeleton something odd and not very well done Bettina! I remember that I had when I studied anatomy .... was much more perfect! Funny picture! Best regards, Adela
26 Oct 2010 4:20pm
@Adela Fonts: Haha. Probably not good for medical school.
He definitely sees you and is waving to you. Wonderful personality and photo.
26 Oct 2010 4:22pm
Ha, ha. Funny one for today!
26 Oct 2010 5:00pm
:))) i love this image!
26 Oct 2010 5:02pm
26 Oct 2010 5:19pm
:D funny shot , great .
26 Oct 2010 5:38pm
I'm not sure which condition would be worse, the poor lawn guy yesterday with the spiders or this bloke...either way, Barbara and I got a total kick out of them! Been catching up on all your images - Hope you are doing ok and don't go crazy please!!
26 Oct 2010 5:48pm
Excellent photo! The lovely colors makes the photo pop!
26 Oct 2010 6:18pm
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh, beeeeeetty, muy original ,un beso
26 Oct 2010 6:22pm
I think he had to wait a little tooooo long :D
26 Oct 2010 6:33pm
Watching and waiting...even forgot to live on it seems :) Great colors!
26 Oct 2010 7:12pm
26 Oct 2010 8:53pm
Wild! A very fine shot of this patient customer. He's so quiet.
26 Oct 2010 9:40pm
26 Oct 2010 9:54pm
Hopefully the food is worth the wait. A funny ST photo. Well seen!
26 Oct 2010 11:58pm
@Georgie: Maya's Savadoran Restaurant. I hear it's good. Worth that wait, I don't know.;)
Very cool shot! I love this! What a creative shot and very unique! Happy ST!!!
27 Oct 2010 1:57am
Aren't you clever. All I would have thought of was " Where can I get a bench like that." Good find and theme.
27 Oct 2010 2:24am
@Gary: That is a great bench.
Funny shot! Well found and captured...
27 Oct 2010 3:25am
i put my credit card in the slot and all i got was this pile of bones!
27 Oct 2010 3:30am
It is time to quit the diet.
27 Oct 2010 4:08am
@Michael Rawluk: LOL!
Aye caramba!! And Día de los Muertos is just around the corner.
27 Oct 2010 5:50am
But waiting fir love is very beautiful... :D
Very smart shot, dear Bettina ;)
27 Oct 2010 7:05am
Hahaha... so funny ! I hope it was worth waiting ;) Have a lovely day Bettina :)
27 Oct 2010 9:12am
yep. know the feeling. nice shot.
27 Oct 2010 9:52am
OMG he loves so much the bank that he did't want to go anymore.
27 Oct 2010 10:17am
Really brilliant colour but the skeleton is quite scary ><
27 Oct 2010 1:04pm
What a funny subject who really knows how to amuse!!! Fantastic find and capture... the colors are amazing!
Take care Bettina! See you soon!:-)
27 Oct 2010 2:20pm
Attendre , c'est mourrir ..un peu.
27 Oct 2010 3:11pm
(just read your caption, aha - forbidden to join the "man" ... or we'll be 2 - Hello from my wireless outdoors cafe-office, working hâââârd ;) - - What does ATM on the door behind him mean ? (just to die less dumb tonight ;))
27 Oct 2010 3:35pm
@k@: ATM means Automated Teller Machine. It's a machine where you can get cash with your bank or credit card. They're all over the place in the city. In a restaurant like this they have an ATM machine probably because they only take cash. It's rare mostly for restaurants only to take cash, but common in Echo Park... Ok, I'll try not to join the skeleton and get through this work in my wireles indoor office. Have a great remaining work session and see you soon! :)
So funny !
27 Oct 2010 4:16pm
(thanks much for the explanation, Bettina - now i you have me dreaming that we both could be AST (Automated Story/teller Machines ;) Courage t°°***
27 Oct 2010 5:20pm
Funny shot !
27 Oct 2010 7:22pm
I love it when a photo makes me laugh, as this one did.
27 Oct 2010 7:38pm
A Victory sign, he has just finished his can of coke !!!
27 Oct 2010 7:54pm
Fortunately, there are the beautiful colors, Bettina !
The life is beautiful !
27 Oct 2010 8:35pm
@dan: Life is beautiful! I agree! :))
Woo... a prickly bench, that's going to hurt :) The ATM is pointing at the skeleton, so... what? the restaurant will suck you dry, haha.
27 Oct 2010 9:51pm
Looooooooooove it! : D
28 Oct 2010 12:37am
LOL!! You really have a talent for seeing/finding the most wonderful things to shoot Betty! I cant stop laughing! Brilliant!!!
28 Oct 2010 4:16am
Waiting for perfect wife or Santa claus ?
28 Oct 2010 5:17pm
29 Oct 2010 1:54pm
i don't have heart problems!!!^_^
29 Oct 2010 8:09pm
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