A friend of mine who used to keep a brilliant blog until she stopped writing it to pursue other brilliant creative avenues just returned from Italy and reported overhearing the following conversation in the Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii:
GIRL ONE (reading her guidebook’s description of the mural): “To the right, the woman cringes in fear at the flagellation scene on the adjacent wall.”
GIRL TWO: Flagellation?
GIRL ONE: Yeah, she’s sucking some guy off.
GIRL TWO: That’s cool.
I would say “O brave new world, that has such people in’t,” but I think I already used that line somewhere else in this blog in response to a very similar situation.
At least GIRL TWO didn’t say, “That’s HOT.”
Oh, that’s just pathetic.
wow flagellation and a blowjob, those egyptians sure knew how to have fun!
Yeah, but the gay guy from the previous situation might have been just a little more educated than GIRL ONE and GIRL TWO. (Not by much, perhaps, but just enough. Where it counts, at least.)
thats hilarious faustus, except like, being an imitation of overheard in new york is beneath you. (yes i noticed it was italy.)
And I bet they just haaad to be Americans…
I bet there are hillarious personal-ad-related misunderstandings built on this.