Monday, September 26, 2011

The Set-Up

One of my gym-friends today took me by surprise; while we were setting up for Pilates she suddenly asked if I was single. When I told her I wasn't she went on to say that it's just that she has this friend who's also single... and she's quite a catch... (she trailed off there).

I'm not sure how I would have responded if she'd asked if I had a girlfriend instead, because that's a slightly more involved answer and I wonder if it would have flustered me. But then, I actually briefly considered supplementing my answer anyway and decided the explanations would be too lengthy and get in the way of the class.

It's strange how much more at ease I feel about talking about tricky things these days. I guess they just aren't as tricky any more as they once may have seemed.

Also, this is the first time that I'm aware of that someone has tried to set me up. *ticks box*

It was an interesting experience.

2 comments:

Kidder Kaper said...

I love those moments when telling people about your sexual lifestyle are actually appropriate. Questions like, "You've been married for 14 years? Wow! How do you two keep it exciting?" can be answered like this. "Easy, we fuck other people!" Followed by laughter so that you can fall back on "just kidding" in case it was too much for them to handle.

Lust and Confused said...

I think I need to get some practice just telling it matter-of-fact first. So far Anna has been doing all the telling, and being blunt about it is definitely a bit more advanced ;)

But it took me by surprise how casually my brain actually considered telling her. One of these days I'm going to end up saying a lot more than I intended... it's going to just slip out in the middle of polite company.

- Arthur

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