Continuing on with the theme "much of the world seems to be obsessed with having white or whiter skin"
My friends and I were hanging out by the pool at the Sandy Beach Hotel in the emirate of Fujairah (a highly entertaining way to pass an afternoon, just trust me on this) and we almost fell off our beach chairs at the sight of this SPF lotion-loving lady.
I had never seen anything like it. She kept reapplying, and reapplying, so it never had a chance to absorb. That was the point, I think.
(She also smoked, quite a bit, so we figured it wasn't skin cancer she was worried about.)