January 29, 2004

I'll Take it as a Compliment

One of the mid-point goals on the way to the bikini goal is wearing a sexy outfit (picked out by my fashion forward friend) to go out dancing. I was OK with most of the look, but decided the shoes would not be conducive to actually walking - let alone dancing. No problem, I certainly don't mind a trip to the store.

I was in a grungy mood - probably because I hadn't showered yet (ewww) - so I threw on an old, but tight, sweater and ratty old jeans. Put the hair in a ponytail and I'm off.

So there I am, walking through the store, browsing in the accessories department, minding my business, when a girl comes up and starts a conversation - - "aren't those so cute?" "I just love this color" "Where do you dance?"

"uh, what?"

"Which club do you work at?"

"I don't work at a club"

"Suuuure, you're not a stripper. Right...whatever" This last line delivered with an unbelievable amount of sarcasm.

"No, really, I'm not - if I was, I would admit it." Completely true, I don't believe in doing things I would be embarrassed to admit to a stranger.

Anyway, at that point she just tossed her hair and strutted away.

So, is it good or bad that this girl (who I am going to assume (?) was a stripper) thought I was one, too?

Posted by Vox at January 29, 2004 11:52 PM | general

hmm... tough call. which club would you work at if you were a stripper?

Posted by: ryan at January 30, 2004 02:19 AM

That's a good question. I've heard that Bourbon Street isn't tooo trashy.

Where do you see me if you picked the club?

Posted by: Vox at January 30, 2004 11:53 AM

Don't let it go to your head. Women think that I'm a male stripper all of the time.

Of course, the fact that I walk around dressed in nothing but a banana hammock with my chest oiled down might have something to do with it.

Posted by: "Edward" at January 30, 2004 09:29 PM

Now I'll be able to recognize you on the street ;-)

I don't think the illusion she was under would have held up if I had actually started taking off my clothes....

Posted by: Vox at January 30, 2004 10:02 PM

But you would have probably drawn quite a crowd.

Posted by: "Edward" at January 31, 2004 09:44 AM

Yeah, I imagine they don't get that happening in Target very often

Posted by: Vox at January 31, 2004 11:27 AM

it's tough to say which club you would work at. bourbon st is sort of middle of the road. band-aids is total skank. le girls and christies are pretty high class. or as high class as strip clubs could get. i'd prefer to see you working at a topless club because there's something "unclean" about all nude clubs. (i don't think they wash.)

Posted by: ryan at February 1, 2004 07:42 PM