Fleece Face

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

It’s a standard disclaimer in the financial-management business, but I didn’t know until just now that it’s a Rule.

SEC Rule 156 requires mutual funds to tell investors
not to base their expectations of future results
on past performance before they invest. – Forbes

Of course, the Rule applies to many things beyond investments: cooking (especially if one is, ahem, inclined to the casual with respect to recipe adherence), birdwatching, and any artistic endeavour.

But who knew that it also applied to face-finding? I can find several faces in a day, and then find nothing, nada, zilch for several months. Maybe that’s a good thing: Like spotting sand dollars, it never deteriorates to an expectation, much less an entitlement. Instead, each sighting in the wild is a surprise and a small joy (setting aside whether joys, likeΒ  miracles, can even be small).

In any event, this week the universe and an employee of a baby-stuff emporium collaborated to give me this.

In all the excitement I failed to identify the piece of clothing, and I have to say I’m not actually sure what it is.

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17 Responses to Fleece Face

  1. Ralph Gibson says:

    πŸ™‚ I don’t know either…..

  2. Tom Watson says:

    It looks like something I saw once, but for the life of me I can’t remember where!

  3. If you hadn’t said baby-stuff emporium, I’d have guessed an elaborate coat for a dog.

  4. barbara carlson says:

    It’s a face mask!

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Barbara – A scary face for a baby! But at least that seems to match the (presumed, underlying) anatomy.

  5. Randomness also affects my punny name collection – in fact have heard or seen few in the last long while.

    Perhaps it is an elaborate coat for an infant – might be a sleeveless vest and outer coat. I feel sorry for the baby.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Judith – “Vest” was my first thought, but then I struggled to see how it might actually work. Oh, well, not everything is even worth understanding.

  6. Thanks, Isabel, not only for the laughs but for giving me a problem to solve at odd moments. Nothing I can think of for a human, however small, seems plausible. And at one time I designed and made costumes professionally. If it were attached to a Native infant board, it might work as part of a swaddling arrangement. Less elegant but perhaps warmer than the traditional methods. I will watch this space to see who wins the identification prize.

  7. Ken from Kenora says:

    Isabel, I’m going Canine Coat, or Pup Parka. When it’s raining outside, I prefer the Shih Tzu Slicker.

  8. Jim Taylor says:

    I’ve been looking at this thing, and looking at this thing, and have come to the conclusion that if it had armholes, it could be considered quite, umm, tittilating.

    Jim T

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