When I last posted on this subject, it was about guys I knew and their unbelievable utterances ( www.icouldgoonandon.blogspot.com/2009/10/guys-say-darnedest-things.html). But sometimes it's strangers who provide the amusement.
To start my walk every day, I have a to cross Belvidere, no small feat since it's six lanes plus two service roads. As I was starting to cross, I heard some guy in his car hooting and hollering like crazy. I had no reason to think it was addressed at me, so I just kept going. The he yelled, "Great ass!" just as I reached the center median. No one else was around, so I glanced back , wondering if it was perhaps directed at me. "Not YOU!" he yelled, "YOU ain't got NO ass!"
At that second, I spied a woman on the far side of Belivdere with a most ample backside getting into her car; clearly, she was his intended. Before I even had time to be insulted, though, another guy a few cars back leaned out his window and said, "Don't listen to him. You have a very fine ass, miss," and then drove on.
In the space of ten seconds, I had been put down and redeemed. It's true, men really do say the most extraordinary things.