A Sly Eye

898277_f520  I’m not fond of a man who ogles you while he’s with someone else. It’s as if he’s not crazy about the entree he ordered as you go by on a passing tray.

I knew I should have had the sole, even if mine’s missing.

It happened just this morning on my way to the track.

An attractive older man dressed in chinos and a button-down, his navy blazer thrown over his shoulder like in a Tommy Hilfiger ad, was strolling with a pretty, though rather plump, lady in her 40s.

She had a body the opposite of mine: ample, bosomy…fleshy legs like a basset (no offense Carmela). The kind one always assumes men prefer.

Another myth, according to the Book of Camille.

There I was perking from my two cups of Starbucks Pike in my running togs that, let’s just say aren’t exactly chic. I look more like a refugee than a jiggly jogger whose brassiere is more ornamental than necessary.

His curvy companion clung to his arm along with every word he uttered, making me wince as I whizzed by. Never being a fan of ego building, what women don’t realize is how dangerous it is to inflate a man’s self-worth where he believes he can actually walk on water. Before you can say, look…I’ve created a monster, he’s left you high and dry on shore, quite often with the check.

Better to leave a smidgen of self-doubt, just to keep him in line along with his pants so they stay zipped, at least in your presence.

Did she notice him giving me the once-over like he was shopping for snacks? Who do men think they are anyway….Marcello Mastriani? images And that goes for Marcello too.

Now if a man gives me the eye when he’s alone (and doesn’t have two heads), I’m fine with that. Nature says it’s what men do…stare and leer, letch and lust. Gawking is part of their gene pool after all, the way we look at shoes and babies.

But please fellas, if you don’t mind…keep it in your pants when you’re already engaged. Think, one at a time. It makes everyone feel so much better…

while you don’t look like such a schmuck.



About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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10 Responses to A Sly Eye

  1. micklively says:

    Billy Brag said “Virtue never tested is no virtue at all”. If he didn’t fancy you, chances are he wouldn’t fancy her either. There’s the animal bit and the cerebral bit in every one of us. Why not be honest and stare?


  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Great piece, Susannah. At a party once, my honey and I sat next to another couple along a bar. I was next to the other husband. He leaned over and whispered, “I’d love to spend the night with you.” Our spouses were on each side of us! I played dumb and said in a louder voice, “Oh thanks, but Paul and I are already tired and we have to get home to the kids.”


  3. katecrimmins says:

    I had a friend who was like that. First off, he had a mistress and a wife. As if that wasn’t bad enough the few times I was at a restaurant with him (in a large group, believe me I would never give this guy a second look) he would try to engage the waitress or hostess in “playful” banter that was open-ended enough to go somewhere. What a douchebag. BTW, now he’s 70 and he stayed with his frumpy wife (sorry not meant to be derivative she just was) and the mistress dumped him years ago. Wonder if he sex drive took off too.


    • I find it all so fascinating. About 15 men ago, I had a thing for a guy like you described. He looked at every woman, spoke to hostesses, waitresses…shop girls…while I was standing there probably looking better than I’ve ever looked. Some men need quantity, even in theory. Women just want one good guy who thinks the sun sets where she’s concerned. Genes or no genes, it blows Kate.


  4. MJ says:

    You know, I don’t buy the retro-theory that men are innately very different from women re: sexual fidelity. It’s too creepily resonant with every historic excuse given by one group of people for treating another as they would loathe to be treated themselves. When our ancestors were on all fours, males may have been hard-wired to impregnate multiple females to ensure the survival of the species, but we’ve evolved considerably since then. I mean, don’t guys now prefer that women have bodies as hairless as 8-year-old girls? I suspect the persistence of polygamous ape behavior in the human male is less “natural”, and more of a perceived entitlement that’s been socially nurtured long-g-g past its expiration date.


    • You’re very funny MJ…yes, it would be nice to think they’ve evolved since then, but I think that ship has sailed. I especially love…hard-wired to impregnate multiple females…a concept that would be well received 🙂


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