The other day a couple of my friends and I were having lunch.  The conversation was random, then we landed on talking about movies we’d seen – either at the theatre or rented.  I mentioned how much we’d been enjoying Netflicks, and that Rob recently had been renting foreign filmsfor us to watch.  I went on to say how much we enjoyed the variety of the plots and filming, and that the sub titles weren’t too bad…I was being very descriptive about a few of the films when I saw that one of my friends was staring at me in horror.  (Did I have something wierd dripping off my face? We were eating lunch after all. What???  Why the look of astonishment on  her face?  Was there a huge cockroach climbing near me on the back of our booth?  That happened once to me – of course I was in Bangkok, a totally different story for another time.)  I could see she was processing what I was saying.  I wondered if I had somehow caught a bout of Tourette’s Syndrome?  Did I accidentally cuss her out or something?  Okay, okay, I know you’re waiting for the answer.  Maybe I should write a little more first?  Okay!  I’ll stop. 

My friend was staring at me with the look that said “I thought I knew you, but this is over the top!”  She thought I said that recently Rob had been renting porn films for us to watch.   Much laughter followed – the kind that hurts your belly!  I am proclaiming here and now that I have never [nor ever do I want to] watched a porn film.  Foreign films, though, they are fun on occasion.  For example, we enjoyed the French films – Red, White, Blue – three loosely connected films, it was fun to discover the connection and to see the different approaches in filming each one had.

Lesson for me?  Enunciate, Carol Ann, enunciate!  🙂

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About cakboliv

Born in Cochabamba, Bolivia to wonderful missionary parents, Howard and Maxine Morarie. Grew up in Bolivia, both in a remote jungle village

5 responses »

  1. optionalg says:

    you have to admit that a lot of foreign films _are_ kind of semi pr0n …

  2. joel says:

    That is FUNNY!!!

  3. Lyn says:

    Knowing some of the other verbal slips of yours, I can imagine your friend’s face! That explains a lot of the looks and comments around here today!

  4. Scott says:

    I’ve heard that the plots of porn films are quite complex and intriguing. Although I can imagine that the subtitles would be redundant.

    I can imagine that the karate genre would be quite an experience.

    CAK you’re awesome! What a belly laugh.

  5. Stephanie says:

    That is too funny! I think your friend needs a stern talking-to for having that be the first thing she thought you said… 🙂

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