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In For A Penny, In For A Pound

At my work, one of our general neighbors is relocating. A jeans store is moving, and they're handing out notice cards like candy.

Eye candy.

They feature an image they got from Lee, I think (correction: Levi's) -- it's a very shapely lady's posterior, utterly uncovered save for a single pocket "stitched" in magic marker on her right cheek. Quite fetching, I dare say.

It's been the source of great amusement.

Recently, someone commented that I certainly must be enjoying the card. I replied that I had seen too much of it -- I was starting to get bored with the image, and would appreciate some variety.

Well, not exactly. That was the sentiment I intended. That wasn't precisely the words I said.

"Eh, it's all right, but now I want to see the front pocket."

About half a second after I said that, I realized precisely what I had said -- and what the implication of it could be. I had inadvertently said something far, far dirtier than I intended.

At that point, I had two alternatives. I could stammer and blush and apologize profusely, explaining what I really meant, and I didn't mean anything that crass, and I was exceptionally sorry for any offense I risked.

Alternately, I could double down. I could continue the line of thought, pretend that I meant it all the time, and just run with that theme.

Of course, I was at work, and my employer (Very Big Company, comfortably in the top half of the Fortune 500) has a very, very strict sexual harassment policy. People have been fired for less.

The question was never in doubt.

Might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.

"Oh, so that's why they call it a 'button-fly!'"

(No, I'm not going to explain what that meant. In fact, I'm going to deny that I had any specific meaning in mind, and let your own dirty minds decide the meaning -- if it has any.)

Other men flirt with death. Me, I walk up, grab a bony butt-cheek in each hand, and yell "how's it going, Death?"

Somehow, I'm still somewhat gainfully employed...

Update: some folks have been demanding to see the image in question.

is the somewhat NSF picture...


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Comments (12)

what ? no link to the card... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

what ? no link to the card ?

What? No linked image? That... (Below threshold)
Rich:

What? No linked image? That's just wrong.

Another advantage Christian... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Another advantage Christians have over agnostics: WE get to "turn the other cheek" . . .

If anyone talks harassment, just blame the drugs and ask for rehab.

You're all pigs.:)... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

You're all pigs.

:)

(Now I have some gawd awful image in my head of a guy holding onto some skeleton's arse having a conversation with it.)

Whats hasss it gotssss in i... (Below threshold)

Whats hasss it gotssss in itsss pocketsssessss

That stitched on pocket doe... (Below threshold)
davidt:

That stitched on pocket doesn't have the Levi's arches logo.

It's a Knock-Off.

Rodney, I almost went there... (Below threshold)

Rodney, I almost went there for the title, but decided against it...

Glad you did anyway.

J.

Sexual harassment is sooooo... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Sexual harassment is sooooooo overrated!

Yeah JT,As they sa... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Yeah JT,

As they say on the tubes pics or it didn't happen...

Oh, come on. You're being m... (Below threshold)
mcg Author Profile Page:

Oh, come on. You're being more than a little melodramatic here. If someone was going to get in trouble, it would have been for passing the card with the naked butt around in the first place.

If you know what a "button ... (Below threshold)
Tom:

If you know what a "button fly" is . . . well then Sir, both of us are older than dirt.

Jay Tea: You've always been... (Below threshold)

Jay Tea: You've always been a cheeky fellow!




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