My sweetie lived with his friend Bob and two girls MaryJane and Cherie in college. Their apartment was typical cheap college housing. And cheap it was. The two bedrooms featured metal bunk beds, like those in WWII barracks.
Bob's girlfriend Lita was there most of the time. Bob and Lita occupied the top bunk, and copulated like bunnies whether anyone else was there or not. The bunk bed with sweetie in the lower bunk, the shower, the living room with other people sleeping. They were legends among our little social group.
If there's a place to do it, Bob and Lita would find it.
Bob suggested to MaryJane, who collected the rent, that the food bill should be divided by four and not five.
MaryJane said, "You may act like one, but you eat like two."
VHS cameras were new then and apparently Bob and Lita liked experimenting with the new technology.
About ten years later our little college group was meeting at Bob and Lita's house (they had married as had Sweetie and I). Bob decided to show a VHS tape to us from one of their three kid's school activities.
"Bob," said Lita, "Make sure you get the right tape."
Bob didn't get the right tape. Bob, well, Bob showed us one of their special tapes. Can't say I recognized him right away, but I will say I saw enough that I didn't want to see anymore. There was stunned silence, and then we began to laugh. We began to laugh so hard we were rolling on the floor.
Did he do it on purpose? On some levels I think he probably did. Like Representative Weiner, Bob enjoyed the strength of his conviction, rather impressive conviction. Lita was mortified which made us laugh more.
Well, it isn't like most of us hadn't experienced their lovemaking in all the other senses except sight. And sweetie lived in the bunk bed that was forever rocking.
After today's bizarro press conference where Representative Weiner did a very public mea culpa for an impressive forty minutes, I could not help but wonder what Bob and Lita would have done with today's technology. Or what college kids are doing today.
Teenagers discovering sex don't have any sense. Congressmen are supposed to have more, and yet they don't. Time after time, we've seen that many public people are governed by their urges, and let them get in the way of governing for the people.
And this doesn't make me fall on the floor laughing. Not at all.