Monday, March 12, 2012

Doug? Is That You?


Men may seldom make passes
at girls who wear glasses,
but girls who won't wear their glasses
can't see the passes men make.

A nod to Dorothy Parker for Magpie Tales
Also submitted to Real Toads

27 comments:

Fred Rutherford said...

Says a lot about vision, what we are willing to see, what we are willing to be seen as, and what we allow ourselves to see, all done with your trademark wit. Great job. Thanks

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Loved it! Also, love Dorothy Parker (you are as witty as DP)!

Fireblossom said...

LOL. Or much else, either!

Anonymous said...

Ha! That's hilarious. :)

When I tell my husband he's gorgeous, he always says, "Yeah, but you're not wearing your glasses." Cracks me up every time.

~Shawna
rosemarymint.wordpress.com

Helen said...

Had to read this tongue twister out loud! :)

Heaven said...

Ha..ha... nice play on the passes and glasses ~

Sylvia K said...

Ah, thanks for brightening my gray afternoon with a big giggle! I love it! Definitely a great take on the words! Enjoy your evening1

Sylvia

Karen said...

Hee hee.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Ha ha, is THAT why I havent had a date since 2000? My sister says lying on the couch with a magazine over my face isnt sending out the proper signals.

Mark Windham said...

Love it

thingy said...

LOL. Very clever.

Jira said...

Fun poem... I love the message that comes across to me. :)

hedgewitch said...

HA! Vanity causes a lot of self-inflicted injuries. Nice one, MZ.

Brian Miller said...

ha. i def think glasses can add that nice touch...smiles.

Kay L. Davies said...

I love this. Love love love it.
I don't use my glasses at the computer, so I often make the mistake of getting up and going somewhere else in the house without them. Then I quite literally walk into walls, because my depth perception is off. One would suppose I would learn.
Anyway, I also love DP, but she was wrong about the glasses thing, whereas you are right. LOL
K

Dave King said...

This is so true, I can't think why no one thought of it before.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Ha! Indeed: it takes two to get things going.

turtlememoir said...

Truer words have never been spoken... ;)

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Excellent observation!

Anna :o]

Teresa said...

Great for a chuckle! Love your creative take on the prompt.

happygirl said...

As a glasses wearing gal, I love this. :)

Tess Kincaid said...

Giggle...so true!

Mystic_Mom said...

I was grinning and grinning at this, which made the boys ask, "What is going on?" and so I read it to them. Hubby howled, son looked thoughtful and said, "Gotta be a grown up thing."...this was just 'MINT'!

Lolamouse said...

Won't catch me without mine (or my contacts!) Love the D.P. reference!

zongrik said...

yup, that's what it's like without glasses

depth of field

Shaista said...

So true, but then may be we don't really want to see those passes anyway?? Men who make passes... are a bit dodgy sometimes :)

Margaret said...

Oh, this is so GOOD!