N.B.: My beloved UPS Man is very good at his job and represents his company very well and he brings me things and I love him.
I have a very special, very intense, very secret, very unrequited and ongoing relationship with the very attractive UPS Man who brings me packages nearly every day. I love UPS Man most during the spring and summer when he wears his brown polyester shorts and he speeds up the hill toward my building, music blaring—often classic rock. When he steps out, his thigh muscles flex and I think, “What can brown do for you?”
I have many answers to that question. Most of said [...]
In Double Trouble, book one of Francine Pascal’s seminal 1980's Young Adult series, Sweet Valley High, series protagonist Elizabeth Wakefield is slut-shamed by proxy.
Here is how it happens: Jessica Wakefield, Elizabeth's twin sister and the series antagonist, is having it out with Bruce Patman, the son of one of the richest, most corrupt families in town. Patman's father plans to turn the Sweet Valley High football field into a public garden, and the good-looking scion tells Jessica, “Hey, when it comes to having a disgrace in the family, just consider your sister, Elizabeth, the pub-crawler.”
"Pub-crawler." If we were to translate this term away from its Sweet Valley white-bread code, [...]