Young Geoffrey (ed_rex) wrote,
Young Geoffrey
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One More Thing or, The Evil that Men Do

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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