[LMB] AKICOTL: OT: A Matter of Manners

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sat Apr 4 18:28:42 BST 2020

On Sat, 4 Apr 2020 11:47:45 -0500, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>

>This also hindered me in other areas.  Some years ago, a woman I'd been in
>junior high and high school was gently ribbing me about girls we'd known
>who'd have been very interested in me.  I told her that I hadn't had any
>idea they'd felt that way.  She allowed as how girls that age tend to think
>guys should be able to read their minds.  I just  stopped...and gave her a
>LOOK.  Then I quietly asked her how she'd have liked it, then or later,
>knowing that she had absolutely NO privacy from me...that every last
>intimate detail of her life was mine to know at my whim, as easily as
>picking up a newspaper.  She went pale and said that I had a very good
>point.  Looking back on those years, I can see that one girl, in
>particular, was sending what she probably believed to be very clear signals
>that she was interested.  I do regret not picking up on them, but she'd
>have been much better just cornering me somewhere and telling me that she
>was in plain English.

I have also played the role of Captain Oblivious at times.  The real
irritation is that people only tell you when it's too late to be of any
Don't die a virgin.  Terrorists are up there waiting for you.

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