Here's what Yahoo Answers says it means: "Don't know, Don't care, not interested, now can you keep quiet because I want to get on with the rest of my life." Yeah, that about sums it up. Whatever. Or, if you want to act cool, whatevah.
The other day, I drove my car south from Poplar Avenue onto Highland Street. Just past the railroad tracks, I saw this on the left side of the road:
I happened to have my P&S camera, and this deserved a stop (Jacob would be proud of me). I hopped out of my car and took the photo you see above. I was in a hurry, snapped the one shot, and took off.
When I got home and looked at in on my monitor, I really liked it, so, Friday, I went back to see if it was another tatoo parlor or exactly what. On the other side of this concrete building is The Whatever Store.
I went inside, and it's what we used to call a head shop. There were posters, tee shirts, incense, doodads, gizmos, and, um, well, whatever.
I talked to a lady and asked if they have a web site. She let slip they had a blog, then quickly said: "We don't much go for the Internet. It's not good for stores like this." Yeah, whatever.
There was a sign inside that mentioned their blog, however, and I memorized the address, and looked it up when I got to a computer. From what I read on the blog, they sure hate the police -- no doubt they get hasseled a lot.
There was another sign inside that said: "If you mention any illegal drugs, we will ask you to leave."
I browsed for a while, but didn't buy anything. I wanted to get some patchouli incense, but they were out! They had 47 zillion other kinds of incense, but no patchouli -- rats. I like how that stuff smells.
The place was gritty, but felt safe and was interesting. It's near the University of Memphis campus. My guess is that students are their main customers.
Wolynski said she heard Tennessee was a beautiful state, and challenged me to show her. This may not be exactly what she was talking about.
You can see the Whatever Store's blog here.
For the Google map (610 S. Highland) of the Whatever Store click here.
Photos processed in Picasa and have a Geo-tag. I hope TenMile is happy.
Images by MOJO - taken with my P&S.