Friday, January 25, 2008

Kiss & Tell ...twenty years later

Buzz-eyed & still going strong, she banters through the crowd of shiny, tanned, rosy-cheeked pretty people with a frothy pitcher in her right hand. Slamming the frothy suds to the table, she calls out over her left shoulder
'Get A Room!'
A smirk appears on her lips, eyes roll back in her head...'Sheesh, what a whore!'
'That woman over there ... sucking face with that guy!' 'Yeah? You know her?'
'No! And neither does he! That is why she is a w-h-o-r-e.'
'Well, if you don't know them, then how do you know they're not boyfriend and girlfriend.'
'Trust me, I know. I've been watching them. They just met tonight & now, ugh, just look at them.'
'Hmmm...I don't see what the problem is.'
'You're kidding?! That doesn't make you sick?!'

'No, actually I think it's great.'
'Oh My Gawd! You have got to be kidding me?! What, pray-tell, are you talking about?'
'I think that more people should behave just like them.' 'Oh My Gawd! They don't even know each other! They might as well...' looking over her shoulder once more, voice rising more than our ciggie-smoke, 'Go Get A Room!'
The brunette chic broke from her lip-lock to look our way only to be confronted with the double-sided conscious of a stranger to her and a dear friend to me..
'Yeah! I was talking to you! I'm serious, you need to Get a Room.'

I shuddered in fear of an altercation for a moment, sipped my salty margarita through the straw and giggled when I realized the brunette wasn't the fighting type, 'She coulda been the type to want to brawl over that, thank goodness she's just into sucking face.'

'Smartass. '

'Seriously, why does that bother you?'
'It bothers me because I am a single woman too & how am I, how are you, ever supposed to meet someone worthwhile if we have whores like this setting these men up to think that anytime they go to a bar that's it's all about getting some?'

'Hahaha...I'm with ya, but most folks don't come to places like this looking for soul-mates or life partners, they come looking for fun. That's why we're here, right?'
'True. But our definition of fun is obviously different than hers! It just makes it harder for the rest of us to have fun...the way we define it. It makes for pressure on us to give in to that type of behavior.'
'Hmmm...I dunno. But I do know that if you or I were to meet a guy while drunken at the bar , I would much rather that we suck face in the corner...all night long even, as opposed to going off and getting a room.'

'Oh great everyone would be looking at us off in the corner sucking face, calling us whores....great.'

'Whatever. I'd rather kiss someone in public & be called a whore, than do lord knows what in private & feel like one in the morning.'
Smarts Cars Inc in Acworth GA Georgia was dishonest to me & it cost me thousands of dollars...
This experience comes from my early, early twenties & although I haven't kissed anyone in many, many moons (outside of my diggity-dawgs, that is) nor have I been to a bar, I look back and I have to say ... my perspective is the same. I'd rather kiss 100 frogs in public than slink around with a single snake in private.


singleton said...

It took me a while to see where you were going with this, and then, walah! I knew! And amen, sweetie! ILYSVVM!

Enemy of the Republic said...

Amen to that.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Yeah, the friend's reaction does seem a bit harsh. They weren't hurting anyone.
The Deebugg

Shimmerrings said...

I think your friend was jealous that she didn't have anyone to suck face with, lol... and she worries waaaay too much what other people think. Nice shot... pucker up butter cup...

skinnylittleblonde said...

Singleton....I was just rambling. Random memory that came to my mind & welp, I posted it. No real significance.

enemy...don't get me wrong, we were no saints...but I doubt either one of us ever kissed even a hundred frogs, but I guess there is still time ;), i think 'drunk' would be the appropriate word.

shimmerings...other people's pda has never really bothered me except for one time when my friend came over with her new boyfriend & it was the 3 of us and we literally could not even have a 3 minute dialog without them groping, giggling & suckling @ my kitchen table. My poor dogs even got tired of

But upon deeper reflection, I guess our young adults would have a lot less std's if they simply sucked face @ the bar & skipped the whole 'getta room theory'

Mel said...


I'm with you!
Now, where'd that frog go......

Slip said...

I remember that night and I told her to just ignore you. But looking back I did feel cheap in the morning

skinnylittleblonde said...

mel~ Lol...they're always in the murky green waters! ;)

slip...welcome to my little blog. Without having yet ventured over to yours, I can already tell you are somewhat of a smartass. Lol, i'm glad she listened to me & not you...while you were feeling cheap, we were eating omelettes.

Anonymous said...

Persichetti says..

Ahh well that brings back many a memory of the times we spent either sucking face or wanting to suck face with someone in a pulbic place (did we ever do that?)....and simply having fun! A good night of kissing never hurt anyone! Love ya!

No said...

I just like to suck face.

skinnylittleblonde said...

Persichetti~ lol, oh the good times! we had!!! I don't remember us ever sucking face in the corner with anyone (hard to believe!) but I do remember that we had fun! Is it possible to be a groupie & not have sex with the musicians? Lol... we pimped our contagious, fun-loving spirit & not our bodies, didn't we? Lol, Love it!!!

No~ Lol, I think more people should kiss more often, don't you? What was it Rhett Butler said...'You need to be kissed & kissed more often'

No said...

Absolutely, positively to both of your questions!!!

she said...

oh, it's been a loooong time for me too..

i've forgotten

but do remember some of my favorite kisses were under-the-influence-of-loud-music-cold-beer-and-short-term-possibilties

"to the carefree drunken pucker with slow dancing tongue"

love, ~s.

Orhan Kahn said...

I think if you and I had met in a bar before love struck our hearts down we'd have sucked faces until the sun rose.

I think your arguement was very valid, I would've said the very same thing. And your closing line was just a flawless victory.

Much <3!

Maithri said...

I dont know why people are so scared of kissing.

"One regret, dear world, I am determined not to have when I am lying on my deathbed, is that I didnt kiss you enough" - Hafiz.

Bring on the lips ;)

Love, M

skinnylittleblonde said...

no~ sound like a 'yes' spirit to me! ;) I love it!

she~ 'tis a shame! I'm lucky that I have been fortunate enough to have butterfly kisses...the kind that give me butterflies when I look back at them. But, we forget all too soon, so once again I go back to Gone with the Wind...'you need to be kissed...and often!'

Orhan~ Lol, really I only did that once that I undeniably recall & that was when I was so drunk I thought I knocked Jesus to the floor & he lay breathless on his back (j/k...i posted on that january of last might remember:)and those memories still make me chuckle.

maithri~ Maybe because it's so very intimate, on an emotional level, for so many people. I love your quote & it took my mid back to something my wise, wild & loving grandmother told me as a teen. 'Kissing is the best part. Kiss all the boys you want. If you find one that kisses really good, kiss him again'


I love your Grandmother!


No said...

I'm thinking of changing my nickname from no to yes...ah, maybe....

skinnylittleblonde said...

WilsonArt~ Yes! She was a hoot! A Wildchild who married the most conservative man on earth. If I grow to be half of her, I'd be a wonderful soul.

No...Lol, 'Maybe' you should! Or you could even be... 'No, Yes, Maybe, Sometimes' ;)

JustRun said...

I doubt you don't already know this, but, sadly, so much of this is timeless.

mindy said...

well.. i wonder how many people have thought i was a whore. hmm... i have kissed a lot of boys in bars. haha!

karma lennon said...

Oh wow, I miss you and your wisdom, fellow pixie girl! Lovely lovely post and I know exactly what you mean. :) Hope you are doing GREAT! We should still get together sometime and go dancing!

SpongyBones said...

Why hide it right ... ribbet :)