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Catcalling [20090127|14:03]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
American men are incredibly forward with their compliments. Among the stellar gems I've heard while walking down the street in NYC minding my own business are, "You have a sweet day, angel face," and "Keep smiling that beautiful smile, girl." British men would never say these things unless severely intoxicated or being sarcastic. Moving back here while single could be very dangerous. I can easily envision falling straight into a relationship with someone totally unsuitable just because he happened to attend to me with frank admiration.* With a British man, it is possible up until the point you go to bed with him to be uncertain of his attraction to you. Just to clarify, I'm not talking about trying to suss out whether or not he wants to be in a relationship, because heaven knows I don't even know that myself most of the time. I fall into them accidentally. I'm talking about trying to figure out whether or not he actually wants to put his cock in you. To the point where you're naked and thinking, "Oh! He does. Yay!"

*This explains most of my romantic history up until the age of 30 anyway, but never mind.
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[User Picture]From: repoman
2009-01-27 15:22 (UTC)
Hell yea! I see a good looking gal walking down the street and feel it's my duty to let them know how I feel...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-27 19:45 (UTC)
I advise you to continue. It'll keep the flow of European immigrants coming in!
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[User Picture]From: kreie
2009-01-27 15:56 (UTC)
Looks like you've been gone long enough to find that charming. :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-27 19:45 (UTC)
Four and a half years. That's not an experiment I want to repeat.
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[User Picture]From: giles
2009-01-27 17:32 (UTC)
There's a business opportunity for a line of greeting cards there. Classy upmarket stuff - maybe the front of the card could have a pair of tiny birds perched on a fence overlooking a beautiful country scene if you just want to see her tits, or... okay, maybe a guy shoving a rooster into a box... I think I've lost the upmarket thread there. Hm.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-27 19:47 (UTC)
I have only one thing to say, and that's BOOBIES!

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[User Picture]From: giles
2009-01-27 19:56 (UTC)
KNOCKERS

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[User Picture]From: chibaraki
2009-01-27 21:13 (UTC)

Tits!

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[User Picture]From: rivetgeek
2009-01-27 21:23 (UTC)

Re: Tits!

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[User Picture]From: giles
2009-01-27 21:36 (UTC)

Re: Tits!

JUGS!
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[User Picture]From: rivetgeek
2009-01-27 21:38 (UTC)

Sweater Puppies

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-28 14:00 (UTC)

Melons

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-28 16:40 (UTC)

Cans


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[User Picture]From: giles
2009-01-28 16:50 (UTC)

Re: Cans

HOOTERS


FAKE HOOTERS
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-29 15:33 (UTC)

Mounds!

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[User Picture]From: angelcityblues
2009-01-27 19:24 (UTC)
HA!!!!

Do you mind if I repost that?! I laughed until I cried!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-27 19:48 (UTC)
Thanks! I don't mind; it's public.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-28 16:50 (UTC)
It's surprisingly non-threatening as well. Probably because they do it without really expecting a response.
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From: clynne
2009-01-27 23:11 (UTC)
(I'm here from angelcityblues' LJ)...

This commentary was extra-hilarious to me having just last night returned from a trip to Italy. Italian men are not only free with the compliments, they can say the most shocking things to a near-stranger and have them come out sounding polite and flattering.

Edited at 2009-01-27 11:12 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-28 16:44 (UTC)
I suspect there's probably been more than one case of English girls being poached from their lads by smooth-talking European men while on holiday.
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From: clynne
2009-01-28 20:03 (UTC)
Oh yes, I am positive of it! It does make you feel very ... feminine, though. Even the old men seem to just kind of compliment you almost as a matter of habit!

I now understand why American girls have a reputation amongst European men for being easy!
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[User Picture]From: wurlitzerprized
2009-01-28 00:09 (UTC)
lolz!

blech, i missed you. next time, i hope!
(sent you an email...)

safe travels!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-28 16:37 (UTC)
That's okay. I was so wiped yesterday that I don't think I would have been a particularly stimulating lunch companion.

Thanks! I'll be proud of myself if I can get home without falling asleep on the train and ending up in Teddington.
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From: nicklechicken
2009-01-30 19:24 (UTC)

Oh!

I actually have always hated that! I get pissed off and really irritated when men say things like that to me. Although you don't hear it so often here as you do in the US, I have received my most forward comment ever here. OOO! But seriously, it makes my skin crawl!
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