We Should Kiss More

I was tooling down Madison on my way to work.  While waiting for a light, I see a couple in an old beat-up Chevy pull up to the curb.  The woman, in her 30s as pale as he is black, slightly older, leans over kissing him tenderly on the lips lingering a little, before getting out.

We started walking in step, she and I, so I said, “You know, people should really kiss more.”  I hoped her grin, the length of the Potomac, didn’t permanently stretch her face.  “You got that right sweetie,” she said, giving my arm a friendly squeeze.

Greatly influenced, I walked into work and kissed the make-up man who said, “What the hell did I do to deserve this?” Then I attacked the photographer who snapped, “Not now honey, maybe later.”

Evie the librarian, after I kissed her, may stay clear of me for the next ten years, but the best line came from Tony the grocer who said, “OW – can’t you see my tooth’s infected?” grabbing his icepack, that if I wasn’t mistaken, had some cheese on it.

When I stepped back he did resemble a squirrel with a cheek the size of a soup bowl.

“What are you kissin me for anyway Susannah – gotta little itch?”

“Because Tony, we should kiss more, to show our appreciation for one another.”

He thought about this for a second grabbing his crotch like a ballplayer before handing me a HUGE, ripe tomato…

on the house.

“Whaddaya say to that Susannah?”

Me and my tomato thought about this for a second and said, “What do I say?

Itch this Tony.”



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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32 Responses to We Should Kiss More

  1. (Smiling) Can’t think of a better way to start a Friday!


  2. Or any day for that matter. :o)


  3. micklively says:

    I agree but I see problems. A kiss can mean many things. There are those who will delight in deliberately misinterpreting your intentions.


  4. edwardcres says:

    Might I remind you that this is New York and I’ll be too busy today to bail you out.


  5. skinnyuz2b says:

    I’ve been gone (having fun) for the last ten days. This is a great post to re-enter the connected world. I agree with you, Susannah, showing affection and love is a good thing. I have to confess though, I stink at that air-kissing on the cheek thing. I’d rather just give a nice firm hug.


  6. Elle Knowles says:

    Yep Susannah, some may take it differently than you intended, like the grocer, and if the photographer had not been busy who knows what would have happened 😉 Be sure to have your running shoes on if needed. ~Elle


  7. Lynn says:

    Although I love a good kiss, hugs are my thing. Knowing that I am hugger, my daughter-in-law recently told me she had read that hugs release endorphins in us & that we need a minimum of 8 hugs a day to meet the opitmal effect. I am on a mission. LOL

    Not sure if you had a chance to read this one but you might like it, especially after the week you had! Be sure to watch the video at the end, it’s worth the watch. Here’s the link:


    Happy Friday Susannah!


  8. Awwww! I think you made the grocer’s day! Why do men always grab their crotch? Women don’t grab their boobs. It’s not sexy. I didn’t like it when Michael Jackson did it. Still don’t like it. It’s like they are repositioning their package.


  9. AnElephant CAN volunteer his services to the very pretty lady!


  10. I absolutely love this piece, Susannah, just all the different reactions from people. If a model like you can’t even get all positive reactions (although that photographer sounds jaded), I don’t think I’d have much luck trying that. Keep spreading the love and goodwill, my friend.


  11. Please! Tony was probably on the phone the second you left telling his friends he just made love to a NYC model. Kiss away Susannah, with caution and within reason.


  12. Please forgive me for being a bit forward, but I certainly wish I worked with you!
    I agree, wholeheartedly.


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