I am going to admit something that I should not, but if I don't, it will haunt me forever.
I was reading along tonight and came to Chicago Guy’s post about “his first” and I skimmed the top.
We all do it, right? A brief scan, and a quick reading decision is made. On this one I decided I had the gist (title, first few lines, and photo), and moved on to the comments. We all know reading the comments is half the fun here. It’s a great place to get to know people because there are entire stories found that never get blogged, personalities are revealed, and sometimes we even argue there!
I should have caught on at the last line I skimmed and the words "hot babe" but I didn't. I assumed what the author wanted us to assume with THAT title and THOSE first few lines and THE EXPLICIT photograph. (Yes, I know how to spell assume).
To be clear, I skipped on down to the comments thinking that Chicago Guy was writing about his first sexual experience and that he is a homosexual man. Now, I thought I knew more about Chicago Guy, but so much has changed here so fast lately, and his posting history and bio didn’t represent what I thought I knew, so I dispelled my doubts and read on through comments.
The comments increasingly blew my mind! YES, I SKIMMED them too, and didn’t have my thinking cap on straight either. I was thinking:
• "Wow, I didn't know so many kids had sex with their English teachers"
• "I'm glad I'm not the only one who started young"
• "Wow an English teaching Nun?" (the writer was ambiguous in screen name)
• “I think my comment will be about the amazing fact that so many writers have their first sex with teachers”
When I got to Lea’s comment, (who is now a personally-met friend), confessing that SHE first had sex with her 8th grade English teacher, I stopped short. I finally realized that I had mis-read that which I had not read!
So I went back and read the whole thing.
I am telling you this because I am laughing my silly ass off at myself each time I see Chicago Guy's post in the feed or in friend's favorite list. I hope you laugh at me too. Or maybe ya had to be there ROFLOL
Be careful how you skim!
Post-script: Roger’s comment about Sally's year-long support and our subsequent PM about the post finally made me realize that it IS Chicago Guy. His history is abbreviated now, for good reasons that I don’t totally recall, but I am glad he is back and better than ever.