mercredi 24 septembre 2008

Jingle all the way

Just got back from the gym. (I find it hilarious that I can start a blog post with this line, but it's the truth).

Anyway, I just got back from the gym. For some reason, by the time I get there all of the good lockers are usually gone and most evenings I end up with one on the bottom. I hate the bottom lockers.

The bottom lockers mean that you have to really fanny around to get to your stuff and it's hard to change in front of the locker - I always end up emptying the thing and de-camping to a bench elsewhere in the changing room.

Anyway, the thing is this evening I was doing just such fannying around - trying to get my locker organised so that my towel was on the top ready for when I need it. To do this, I had to kneel on one knee. So there I am, kneeling down in front of the locker block and I hear a jingling in my ear.

I hate it when people can't say 'excuse me' or 'excusez-moi' and instead they cough or shuffle or jangle their keys. Anyway, thinking it was an impatient upper-locker owner, I turned my head to say, shirtily, 'I'll be two minutes' and got quite a surprise.

It wasn't a set of keys that was jingling in my ear. It was actually a rather heavily and decorously pierced scrotum.

Now, I'm not one to do too much looking in the locker room (ok, well maybe a little bit) but this bling-bling ballbag caught me off guard.

I looked up to see to whom it belonged. It turned out to be attached to a rather fetching, dark-haired, tattooed young man.

"Excuse me", he said in french "I didn't mean to pressure you - I just want to get my towel".

"No worries", said I, trying to be cool. "I just thought you were jangling your keys in my ear".

"I get that a lot" he said, winking.

I bet he does, too.

21 commentaires:

Swearing Mother a dit…

Jingle balls, jingle balls, jingle all the way....

Isn't it a bit early for that sort of thing?

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Sweary, It may actually be a bit late. Depending on which way you look at these things...

aims a dit…

Ah yes... you know me - never one to be too easily surprised. Did see that in Key West. Two guys with nothing but jingles on and aprons nicely accessorized with work boots and socks. I may have mentioned this before?....

Gosh TBNIL - can't you find something or someone that hasn't already been done over in gay Paree? ;0)

(absolutely not trying to rain on your parade darling...you know that)

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Aims, and there I was, thinking you were safely tucked away in that big blue barn, knitting!

tornwordo a dit…

I think I would have burst out laughing. Not that there's anything wrong with it....

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Torny, nothing wrong with it at all... quite the opposite from where I was sat, in fact...;-)

Louise a dit…

OK, I wasn't prepared for that. As apparently you were not.

And why is it so funny to start a post with "I just got back from the gym"?

Although I'd be in the other locker room, I have to say it's been apparently a VERY long time since I've been to a gym. I just can't imagine turning around and having my face in that, or the female equivalent of that. But then again, you're in Europe, and locker room etiquette is completely different there.

Reluctantfarmchik a dit…

Oh. My. Gosh. My first read on your blog, and this is what I get?!!? That's too stinkin' funny.

Mike a dit…

"bling-bling ball bag." now that's a keeper! LUV IT!!!

conortje a dit…

damn, I really have to start going to a gym!!!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Louise, Locker room etiquette here in Paris is very different from the UK too. In the UK it's all about not talking to anyone else and avoiding eye contact (at least it was at my stuffy old gym).

Here it's all about walking around naked, borrowing other people's soap and chatting, chatting, chatting.

it's taking some getting used to!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Mike - it's really difficult to get your mouth round though.

As in, hard to say, not hard to actually get your mouth round because of all the piercings....although....

travelling, but not in love a dit…

relunctantfarmchik - so cool to see you here and I'm pleased to hit me at a high point! Please come back and visit again soon!

conortje, you don't need to join a gym to see such delights on Paris. As well you know.....

knifepainter a dit…

better to start with
'I just got back from the gym'
than;
'someone just jangled his scrotum in my ear', nes pa ?

travelling, but not in love a dit…

KP, I guess it would lack build up...so yes, I agree.

wontletlifedefineme a dit…

We never get fun stuff like that in the girls' locker room. :(

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Marjolein, I think that, even in Holland, there'd be complaints about a naked scrotum in the girls' locker room.....

softinthehead a dit…

OMG - I would definitely burst out laughing - nervous giggle laughter!

Daryl a dit…

oooooooh la la ...

and ... did you have any further conversation? you must keep an ear open for him next trip to the locker room ...

:-Daryl

dND a dit…

I'm with SITH and would probably have burst out laughing. Have to say though that piercings other than single in the ear are a definite turn off for me wherever they may be placed.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Softy, laughing would definitely have not been the right reaction - I mean how many men would appreciate anyone looking at their genitals and laughing?

Daryl, I'll hear him coming, trust me. That sounds dreadful...sorry.

DND - For me too, usually. But on this occasion, well.....