[LMB] AKICOTL: OT: A Matter of Manners

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 22:36:48 BST 2020

If she catches me somewhere alone, and asks me (hell, we'd known each other
since we were three years old or so; we were well at ease with each other)
then she has instant deniability.

Part of why I didn't pick up on things was because, in those days, I was
suspicious of just about everybody and everything.  I look at pictures of
myself from those days, and I notice that in almost all of them, instead of
smiling, I have this very wary, watchful look in my eyes.  A good deal too
much domestic Grand Guignol before I was old enough to shave might have had
a lot to do with that...  I could also have used reliable intel from the
distaff side; my brother and I have both commented that if we'd had girl
cousins our own age who went to the same schools, we'd have had a lot
better idea of who was and was not open to being asked.

On Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 4:17 PM Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:

> > On Apr 5, 2020, at 3:00 PM, Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > oh no no no. bad idea. very bad.  only bad girls do that.  only sluts are
> > so brazen.
> > and once she is so "forward" or "fast" or whatever term is popular, word
> > will get around. you know it will. high school is a terrible place for
> > gossip.
> > and when someone, ahem, takes advantage of that "forward/fast/brazen"
> girl,
> > everyone will say she deserved it. what else could she expect, the way
> she
> > behaved. she probably wanted it anyhow. how dare she get that nice young
> > man in trouble.
> > etc.
> > 'just say what you want' comes with consequences.
> Sad.
> However, the best way to show get a relationship started is to share
> activities.   That works well for long-term relationships, but not so good
> if you want to distance yourself.
> And you have excuses for being friendly, even being friendly without
> gossips around.
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