Day 21: A song that someone has sung to you.
Years ago, I settled in on a bar stool at my favorite watering hole and ordered a Corona from the bartender. “Barkeep, I need a beer!” Okay, the bartender was one of my close friends so it was completely reasonable to yell things like that. With brew in my hand, I swiveled back around to people watch a nearly full house. Moments later my ex-archenemy (once you’ve both dated and broke up with the same jerk it is totally cool to join forces) came waltzing in and joined me. “He’s going to shit a brick seeing us here together.”
Ah, nothing adds up to revenge like making your ex a nervous wreck.
Karaoke was still a hopping pastime on the Shore at this point in time and it was in full swing that night. A slightly naughty tune with plenty of sexual innuendo was booming out of the speakers. I scanned the crowd and made eye contact with a man that was not a local. Even though he wasn’t on stage, he was obviously singing along with that song AND he was staring right at me.
I leaned over to my old enemy-new pal and said, “You see that fellow over there with the shaved head? It appears that he is singing this song to me.”
“I’m sure it’s just a coincidence,” my partner in crime said.
Almost on cue, he stood up, did some pelvic thrusting and pointed right at me.
“I stand corrected. He’s definitely singing this song to you.”
It was a great moment in time, being dirtily serenaded by a stranger.
Oh, the song? I can’t remember. How is that for a let down? I’ve been drudging my mind through that tale for days trying to remember. No, sadly I’m going to stick you guys with Eric Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight. For much of my twenties I had blonde hair and at one point it was long enough I would sit on it. Whenever Eric’s line of ‘a brushes her long blonde hair’ was sung, men directed to me. Jack (for those who have read my memoir Letters To Young Chong) actually ran his fingers through my long blonde hair one night when we danced to this song at the Trawler.
I’m coming down the home stretch! Starting in May, TwinDaddy at Stuphblog will begin the music challenge! Follow the blog and see what jammies pop up over there!
Catch up with my challenge buddies at their blogs!