Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Bunnies, Bunnies, Everywhere

Last night as I sat in the fitness club, grunting and sweating like a man, I wondered if I should keep going to the same gym or find a new one. The one I use is reasonably priced and conveniently located, but very slow to repair broken equipment and amenities like water fountains. While looking around and counting the number of broken weight machines, it occurred to me that an increasing number of Asian women were now working out in the club. They were a rare sighting when I first joined; now it seems like there’s a minimum of one in attendance at any given time. Looks like I’ll be staying.

One woman in particular caught my eye last night. She looked like a hot mix of ebony and Oriental with shiny black hair, almond eyes, long legs, and a nicely rounded butt. Being the sensitive modern day enlightened kind of guy that I am (read: wuss) I was careful not to stare or make her feel uncomfortable around me by screaming that I loved her or grabbing my crotch or her crotch or measuring her for handcuffs. Still, I couldn’t help but notice that she was wearing a tiny pair of spandex shorts with the word “LOVE” written across the back in glittering letters, the LO and VE alternately bouncing up and down as she strode across the room.

As with any other wuss, I have been taught by the women in my life that other women dress the way they do for their own comfort and not to draw attention to themselves. As a man I am to pretend not to notice their physical attributes at all times. Note – compliments are okay, as long as I don’t actually look and offer a sincere opinion. Sightings like these make me question the “wisdom” behind that logic. Painted on shorts with glittering LOVE written across them seem flashier than functional. It reminded me of a woman I saw in a pharmacy once. She wore an orange leotard up the crack of her butt and a pair of black patent leather pumps with stiletto heels. She sauntered in, swaying her hips so far to the sides I thought she would throw herself off balance, then waited for her prescription by leaning on the counter and aiming her shapely behind at the shoppers. Am I to believe all that was for her own comfort and we low brow Neanderthals just have dirty thoughts by thinking that maybe, just maybe, she was trying to draw a little attention to herself? If any feminists reading this would please let us know your opinion, that would be really cute of you. Thanks.

13 comments:

Just Some Gal said...

I'm going to sit back on this one and read the other comments. When I wear something flashy like that...it is for the attention...also because it makes me feel ultimately cute. Just don't touch it and don't say anything truly vulgar. I don't mind silly comments or something funny. Just don't go past my vague line of comfort. Then I'll verbally eviscerate you.

Personally, I think its an ego booster and good for the self esteem. It's why I do it at least.

Just Some Gal said...

I just read my comment and realize how stupid it sounded...

lol

I totally contradicted myself by saying my thoughts on it.

Sorry.

Spider Girl said...

I think many women are fully aware of how cute they are in some particular outfits.

Personally I think a little polite ogling is okay. I think many women might be secretly a little bit disappointed if you didn't. But no crotch-grabbing. That's just not done.

I'd find it hard not to stare at the LOVE myself although I'd probably be thinking more along the lines of "I wish my butt looked more like that". Inspiration to work out more, you know.

Rodrigo said...

Jaja... women are totally wanting
men to look -- as pider mentioned,
there is a slight disappointment
if they are ingnored by someone
who happens to be in the genral
vecinity...

Liz said...

I agree w/ Blondie, they want you too look and like but keep hands off. It’s not an invitation to grope. Seems like your crossing the short skirt doesn’t mean a free ride (i.e. date rape) with clothing compliments.

Butterscotch said...

Ditto.

annush said...

personally, i don't dress up for other people. i do it for myself. Like when I go to the gym: do I wear obscenely short shorts, YES. But I do it so ic an check myself out! I think I am a hottie :)

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Spder girl hit the nail on the head.

I couldn't have said it better myself!

Mel said...

Hey Grant...First time visitor...Your post was quite funny, and it's always enlightening to get the perspective from the guy doing the watching rather than just his eyeballs bouncing up and down along with our buttcheeks... my thought is this, if a woman wears something like orange leotards in her butt and bends over in front of others, then chances are she wants people to look - a great many women dress to attract the attention of others, both male and female - you can usually tell when someone is doing it to be noticed, as oppose to dressing a certain way because they have zero dress sense.

sands of time said...

I think if i went out in a leotard i'd be arrested.Although if i do put on certain outfits i know males will look and looking is fine.A compliment is also fine so long as its not too vulgar.

Leesa said...

Every once in a while, I dress to stun. Did so Saturday night – and I loved the attention I got. Not slutty, but stunning. I have worn tight shorts on occasion – sometimes to make me feel better, sometimes because it was the only clean shorts in the drawer.

When I was 19 with a killer bod, I hated cat calls. Now that I am in my mid-30s, I appreciate them. So I would have jumped on Grant like white on rice when I was 19. Women are people – respect us for who we are. A lot of crap.

Bring on the cat calls!

And Happy Holidays - for whatever holiday you want.

Rev Honk said...

I pick my stair master or treadmill by who is on the one infront of mine. Women know how they look, we all have mirrors and if its any gym like the one I go to there are mirrors everywhere! If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck then it must be a chicken! Yeah believe that and that is what most women libbers would want you to beilve. HaHa, I am a horny male plain and simple, you wear shorty shorts and a skimpy top you bet you underwearless ass I am going to stare like a 15yr old boy on Viagra!

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