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One More Thing or, The Evil that Men Do [Jul. 24th, 2004|07:38 pm]
Young Geoffrey
Dude across the hall was moving out today. I helped him maneuvre a table out the front door and we chatted briefly.

He's found the first floor of a house that he'll be sharing with his girlfriend.

"She gets hassled around here," he said. "Pimps and drug addicts, you know. This neighbourhood's okay for a guy, but you know ..."

I nodded, though I am aware of any number of women who say they love Parkdale.

Anyway, as he trailed off, he jerked his head, indicating I should look behind me. Knowing what glorious site it must be, I ignored him - I am (as you all by now know) as enamoured of the beauty of women as the next guy, but I have no interest in making them uncomfortable.

"Look," he said, louder with each repetition. "Look, look! Miniskirt."

Stubborn, I didn't turn until she was past. The skirt was indeed short, the legs long and shapely.

Buddy leans out the back of the truck. "Nice mini-skirt!" he shouted. "Nice legs!"

Did I point out the obvious? Did I suggest it wasn't only pimps and drug-dealers his girlfriend found discomfitting in this neighbourhood?

To my shame, I did not.

And bugger me for that.

All right, it's time for Finkleman's '45s.

Really, I'll leave you alone for a while.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-25 03:28 pm (UTC)
Hey! No dissing the Fighter!

Sure, Finkleman is a bit of a foggey beyond his years; and, okay, maybe his economic theories tend towards the crack-pot; and yeah, he leaves the impression that future shock has left him a little concussed.

But still, when the Fighter was in his prime, when he was Captain Jack Farr's loyal right-hand man in the 80s, he was a sublime example of middle-brow humour and commentary.

Leave the fighter to his his well-earned dotage, please.
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[User Picture]From: thefuriouscynic
2004-07-24 06:07 pm (UTC)
I haven't heard it called a "miniskirt" in a really long time - although I guess there's really nothing else you can call it. "Really short skirt", maybe.
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[User Picture]From: thefuriouscynic
2004-07-24 06:08 pm (UTC)
"Really?" I just noticed how many of those were mashed into that comment. It must be summertime!
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-25 03:32 pm (UTC)
You really did; and yes, it really is summertime.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-25 03:35 pm (UTC)
Come to think of it, if people no longer call mini-skirts "mini-skirts", what do they call them? (Note: the foregoing was largely a rhetorical question, since you made it clear you don't know the answer to my question.)
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[User Picture]From: viewpoints
2004-07-24 08:31 pm (UTC)
Yes, but you recognized that it was an issue for those of the female presuasion. so brownie points gained. And next time, you may just say something. Which helps.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-25 03:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks - I hope to hell I do say something next time. However, I'm less confident than you are that it would do much good - but if it even might ...
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[User Picture]From: viewpoints
2004-07-25 08:12 pm (UTC)
It'll mean something to the girl, trust me. And it'll do more good said than unsaid, simply enough.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-26 04:17 am (UTC)
Of course, you're right. Truth is, I'd prefer to avoid confrontation unless its absolutely necessary - but that's the kind of attitude that, in extremis, leads to Kristalnacht. Or at least, to streets upon which women feel less safe about walking than they should.
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[User Picture]From: viewpoints
2004-07-26 08:53 am (UTC)
Exactly.
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From: patriarch420
2004-07-26 07:19 am (UTC)

oh, the irony

People are fucking dumbasses... And I'm glad you recognized that particular dumbass...

Perhaps you should have called him on his hypocracy though.

On a completely unrelated note, I had a wonderful time with you yesterday and wish I could've stayed longer because the ribs were a bit overdone. Hah kidding, I love spending time with you.

Xoxo I hope you have a good day at work today...are you doing anything after work?

love,

-laura-
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-26 03:24 pm (UTC)

Re: oh, the irony

Perhaps you should have called him on his hypocracy though.

Yeah, I should have; I need to lower my "does it really matter?" threshold - little things add up to make the world a better (or a worse) place.

I had a wonderful time yesterday, too - or as wonderful as my neuroses would allow. I wish you could have stayed longer so you could have sampled my curried lentils. I just know you would have loved them! :)

As for after work, it looks as if I am going to spend the evening at the computer, catching up on email (time to write my niece, among others I have been neglecting), posting a rant/bitch here and maybe putting up that long-promised (and no doubt desperately-anticipated by my Gentle Readers) picture-post and that still-embryonic essay about the Future of the World as Exemplified by the Great Beer Merger.

Also, I am toying with the idea of trying to quit smoking while I am on this sobriety-kick (but no promises yet).

How about tomorrow?

Love,


g

P.S. I called you a few minutes ago but you were out and about. Yell at Jane if she doesn't give you the message when you get in.
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[User Picture]From: saoilsinn
2004-07-26 10:10 am (UTC)
What a complete assmonkey. Yet-- I do so love it when a man shows me right-out-in-the-open-and-right-up-front that he is a an utter bint. Then I don't have to waste any of my precious time.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-26 03:26 pm (UTC)
Are you sure? Buddy rides a Harley. :)
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From: patriarch420
2004-07-27 02:19 pm (UTC)
mmm...harleys.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-27 03:01 pm (UTC)
What? My 10-speed isn't good enough for you?
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From: patriarch420
2004-07-27 03:03 pm (UTC)
*ahems* err...I mean.. did i say harley? I meant 10-speed bike that's probably as old as i am... :D
*muah*
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