jeudi 19 mars 2009

A bit on the side

Last night I went to the cinema - I saw Loin de la Terre Brulée (the Burning Plain) with Kim Basinger and Charlize Theron. I didn't actually go to see it with them, they were in the film. But I guess that me, Charlie and Kimmy would make up quite a cinema-going threesome.

The girls would have to be prepared to take a backseat while I got all the attention from the man-candy, but hey, they'd cope.

Anyway, enough of this ridiculousness. The film was pretty much about adultery and how, at the time, it can be beautiful and fulfilling, yet the life wrecking and devastating consequences can linger for far longer than the affair itself.

It was beautifully filmed and set in the very photogenic New Mexican desert, with forays into the Port of Portland, Oregan.

But you know me, I don't do movie reviews. If I'm talking about how someone got 'two thumbs up' you can be pretty sure it's not movie-talk, he he. So why am I telling you about this?

Well, it seems that recently I discovered an illicit affair in the midst of some business associates of mine. I worry that I have business associates, but hey, these folk aren't colleagues and they aren't friends, so what else are they? Anyway, this movie made me think of them.

I have used both of their services (one of them is financial, the other legal) at different times over the past couple of years and have gotten to know them very well. He's a louche, mid-fifties, well put together guy with - I imagine - the equivalent of French blue blood. She's a stunning - if severe - lady of the same age, with a tightly pinned chignon, a Chanel suit and shoes to die for.

Both are married. Both to other people.

A couple of weeks ago I happened to bump into them both at the same event. Firstly, I happened upon each of them separately. This is how it went.

"Hey there, how are you?" said I to the Gent of the pair.

"Yeah, great thanks. Just back from a lovely weekend in Venice", he replied.

"Nice", said I. "Did you do much sightseeing?"

"Well", he said and winked, "does the hotel bedroom count as sightseeing?"

Hmm. So it was a dirty weekend then.

A short while later, I happened upon Madame.

"I'm just back from Italy. I was in Venice you know", she said.

"Ah Monsieur 'X' told me he's just back from Venice too", said I, not very diplomatically.

I've never seen a woman blush so quickly and so deeply.

Having realised my error, I made my excuses and skipped off in search of another coupe de champagne.

But then dinner was served and I was able to observe their interaction with one another. They pretty much danced around each other, taking great care to not end up near each other at table, and to avoid eye contact. To the unsuspecting eye, they were acting normally - but to me they seemed to be overacting their parts somewhat.

I happened to be near the entrance to the venue when the carriages arrived to take everyone home (I mean taxis, natch). I went over to shake his hand as Monsieur headed out to find his cab. He looked uncomfortable and I soon realised why - waiting for me to disappear was Madame. As I left him and went back inside, she joined him and they hopped into a cab, heading off together into the Paris evening.

To be honest, I don't care what they get up to. I hope that no-one is getting hurt, but equally I hope the sex is fantastic - I imagine it would be, knowing them both as I do.

I have a meeting with him next week.

The big worry is that he'll give me details. The bigger worry is that I'll say something completely and utterly inappropriate.

I've never really been the queen of tact....maybe I should take Debbie with me to 'curb my enthusiasm'?

17 commentaires:

Pure Poser a dit…

haha! i haven't stopped laughing for 5 mins!i LOVE situations like that! the look on her face must have been hilarious!

seriously, if your shit at tact, take debbie. ah i still can't stop giggling! oh crap my teacher's looking.

Valleys Mam a dit…

Having had to do this dancing around the chic a few times.I have found the best way is to hit hard when asked.My reply the third time it happened was , it really isnt my business and I would prefer not to know, the less you tell me the less likely I am to drop you in it to colleagues we both know.You know how easily that can happen no matter how careful one is.
And now to the real business. I alway smile and touch a cheek at this point if its fella, if its the woman I would just touch an arm. It seems to work.

Daryl a dit…

Umm ... Valleys Mam covered it off perfectly ..

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Poser - what you doing reading my blog at school? It's not going to get you any gcse's you know, ha ha. Well, maybe if they had one in fabulousness it would.

VM - sound advice from the valleys there. I think touching his cheek after he's given me legal advice might be a bit much. I guess it depends which cheek, eh?

D, she's good, right.

wontletlifedefineme a dit…

Fake tonsillitis or something along those lines and bring Debbie along as an official spokesperson. :D

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Marjolein, I might just send her on her own...

aims a dit…

Reminded me a bit of the Jolie Pitt saga and look how that turned out.

Darling - you and I had better not go anywhere together. I am not diplomatic in the least and have absolutely no tact.

What fun that would be huh!

Pure Poser a dit…

ah, i'm passing most subjects anyway.

you should wink at the guy in the meeting, just to see his face! and you MUST tell us!

12ontheinside a dit…

touch him on the face? That's really odd.
I'd be sure to take Debbie along if I were you.

Rob Inukshuk a dit…

Okay, giggling at the thought of her face and then at the thought of you touching his cheek after dispensing legal advice - too funny.

Oh and the affair, isn't it kinda de rigueur in France? One does hope so!

Bock the Robber a dit…

Maybe you should just tell him he's a cheating prick and see if he blushes.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Aims, we'd rock the house dear. No doubt.

Poser, just for you, I'll be a one-day-only winker...

12oti, I think we're talking ass cheek. I hope so...

Rob, it's totally de rigeur. And it's the done thing too, apparently, he he.

Hey Bock...maybe I'll try that...and then see what kind of bill arrives in my inbox. Alas, I'm paying for his services...

Louise a dit…

The biggest worry is that he WON'T give you the details, because you can then turn it into a wonderfully entertaining post for us!!

12ontheinside a dit…

ASS cheek! Ah. I totally missed that one.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Louise, as per usual, my news is shared news...if iI know anything, you'll know it too!

12oti - at least I THINK that's where it was heading...

cb a dit…

Meh... affairs and mistresses are de rigeur in Paris, aren't they??

travelling, but not in love a dit…

They certainly are CB...don't get getting any ideas...