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Monday, 5 April 2010

If only things were that simple

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One of the downsides of living as a single female, particularly in the rural areas of Tenerife, was the constant unwanted male attention.

Not only did I add the glasses, I died the blonde hair back to brown (then left it unkempt and natural), I ditched all the makeup and covered up all of my bits in T-shirts that would happily double as black sacks. In the end, by comparison, I'd have made even the most butch lesbian look frilly, girly feminine.

Did it deter the buggers? Not a hope!

They were incapable of taking hints and ignored direct negative responses.

It didn't matter how old, fat, bald, lacking in teeth, or married they were, even the village idiots truly believed they would be doing me a HUGE favour by suggesting that I needed a man, a partner or just a damn good shag.

Subtlety was not one of their strong points, even if confidence was.

It's one of the few things about living there that I don't miss.

Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

2 comments:

cinderkeys said...

And later, they would all gather together and gripe about how women only want jerks, not NICE guys like them.

:)

Pamela said...

Tehe. More than likely they did too.

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