Just thought that maybe, just maybe, not everyone receives the same basic training in social conversation. In the event that I'm right about this, let me fill some of you in.

Rarely do the topics of bra size, ass size, shaving practices, sex acts (i.e. specific details), or anything else "personal" need to come up in a first phone conversation with someone you've only just met. You should not be offended if the person you're speaking with is not willing to discuss them.

Met a guy online a couple of weeks ago. We sent several emails back and forth, tossed around the idea of meeting for coffee last week, and then decided to talk on the phone before meeting face to face. On the phone, we chit-chatted about harmless things, polite conversation you know? Suddenly, he asks what size bra I wear. I carefully side-stepped the topic. Next, it's a comment about the size of my ass (not butt, not rear, my ass). Again, I side-stepped. Then, "tell me about your craziest time to have sex." Um, no.

Got the topic changed again, only to have it changed again with the question "So, how often do you shave your puss?"

Um...excuse me? How, pray tell, is this any of your business?

"Well, I won't stay tomorrow night if you're not shaved."

Really?? What a relief, now I don't have to figure out how to quickly end this conversation and get away from you. Click.

The guy was Sicilian, only moved to the States a few years ago for work. I really hope he's not a classic example of a Sicilian gentleman.

**So you know, I know that not everyone has quite the same social graces I'm accustomed to. This particular phone conversation was just one of the most blatant examples I've had in a while.
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5 Response to "PSA"

  1. Glod says:
    Apr 17, 2005, 2:04:00 PM

    not quite quietly sexy. Is it polite to blog these things?

  2. jayne says:
    Apr 17, 2005, 2:58:00 PM

    "Quietly sexy" is code for understated. It's not in your face.

    That, however, doesn't mean that I'm going to keep my blogs in the line of polite conversation--that's what I do at work.

  3. TrueJerseyGirl says:
    Apr 17, 2005, 7:03:00 PM

    Saw your comment on teachers over at MrV's and came to check you out. Good stuff! I'm going to blogroll you so I will be back.

  4. jayne says:
    Apr 17, 2005, 7:21:00 PM

    Why, thank you. I certainly appreciate it.

  5. Rudicus says:
    Apr 25, 2005, 10:55:00 AM

    I just came over to your blog from "Puffer Fish" I like it so far - will put in in my links.

    Being of Sicilian descent, I know that traditional men tend to be like that - that type of attitude is pervasive all throughout that area - as well as in Latino culture - esp. in South America.

    I'm glad you got rid of him, that's just rude - obviously he wasn't interested in a relationship, just booty.

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