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Thursday, February 19, 2009


singles bar
she tells him she always
picks losers
[First published in Prune Juice]


Blogger Devika said...

Made me smile,

she could a loser herself!? :)


7:38 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Well, Devika, I trust she just lost him. But some guys are desperate.

7:41 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

Dear Bill, there you will have to ask her only...

i can't even make a guess of women in bars, nonetheless in singles bar! :)


8:01 AM  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

Interesting way to put it..

8:07 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Gautami.

1:17 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

_By she... the un-said, "don't pick me."
_So many ways to go here, Bill, interesting.

1:24 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

enjoyed this Bill (thanks for the link info)

2:18 PM  
Blogger polona said...

ouch... but great stuff.
this one can go in many directions

3:01 PM  
Blogger jem said...

I like it. Made me smile. I wonder if there could be a haiku of his response?

4:12 AM  
Blogger Masago said...


4:35 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I've been there! :)

10:15 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

I invite everyone to take up the challenge laid down by Jem: a haiku/senryu on the guy's response.
(Andrew, it sounds as though you would be well qualified.)

Thanks for the comments.

8:33 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

I don't think that I am too qualified that being a guy's response...
and I can't write a haiku on that...

but being a woman who tend to choose losers, I think i'll talk a bit of my experience dealing with many losers...

One guy -- the most demanding of the lot i met -- said he should be the last that I pick..and he's the one i'm married to...and we still are in it :)

But that day, I took a word from him that I would go out of bounds, but would wish to give mindful companionship to any -- man, woman, boy, girl of any age --- in case I feel someone needs it....

and there he agreed wholeheartedly....saying that was what he liked about me :)

so thats it :)


9:15 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

btw, my husband wasn't a loser for women..but for many other reason at that time :)


9:16 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

hey mistake there...

I took a word from him that I would NOT go out of bounds, but would wish to give mindful....

MISSING A WORD makes so much of difference :)


9:18 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Especially when the word is "not," Devika. Your husband sounds like a good one.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

Very right, Bill :)

My husband -- Ofcourse he is --- he is both my strength and weakness! :)


8:56 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

- singles bar? Those bars i visited when i was younger were ... Hssssh...

2:20 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Ah, tikkis, the days of our misspent youth. Wouldn't we like to misspend them again?

8:54 PM  
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