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User Topic: A reason to pronounce words clearly
Member # 3903
Default  Posted: 2:06 PM, March 3rd (Monday)

I have recently started dating a really nice man. (His ex also a serial cheater). I had gone out the night before with friends in the city. He called the next day to ask how my night went. I told him that we ended up going to Tapas bar. "A what?" A Tapas bar. "What"? "Where"? You know, a Spanish restaurant that serves small plates of food.

20 minutes after I hang up I realize that he thought I was saying Topless. Duh, it did take me a while before it crossed my mind. I could not stop laughing!
He must have thought Okay here come the crazy that she has kept hidden so far!

Thank God he gave me the benefit of the doubt and I took the time to explain.

Sure, a bunch of women choosing to hang at the topless bar on a Saturday night!

There is life on the other side of hell.

Posts: 1666 | Registered: Mar 2004
Member # 33226
Default  Posted: 2:17 PM, March 3rd (Monday)

Enunciation matters!

You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana

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Default  Posted: 2:47 PM, March 3rd (Monday)

Me - happily single
Him - no longer matters
Married 28 yrs
Filed for D 1/10

Tact is for people who aren't witty enough to be sarcastic.

Posts: 1740 | Registered: May 2009 | From: East Coast
Member # 14003
Default  Posted: 4:00 PM, March 3rd (Monday)

Sure, a bunch of women choosing to hang at the topless bar on a Saturday night

You wild thing

Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools.

Posts: 13807 | Registered: Mar 2007 | From: Houston
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Default  Posted: 5:45 PM, March 3rd (Monday)

I had much the same reaction the first time someone tried to explain Tapas to me.

Take care of yourself. There's a great future out there. It won't come to you; you have to go to it.

Posts: 5181 | Registered: Mar 2009 | From: DeepInTheHeartOf, TX
Member # 30341
Default  Posted: 6:06 PM, March 3rd (Monday)

DDay 11/17/2010 BW:52

Posts: 3208 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: Iowa
million pieces
Member # 27539
Default  Posted: 6:43 PM, March 3rd (Monday)

The same thing happened when I said a similar thing to my now fiance.

Guys will hear what they want to hear

Me - 42
2 kids, 9 and 12
D-Day 2/5/10, separated 3 wks later
Divorced 11/15/11!!!!

Posts: 1266 | Registered: Feb 2010 | From: MD
Member # 33882
Default  Posted: 7:40 PM, March 3rd (Monday)

That is so funny!

me (BS)
him (NPD Ex)
2 dds
DDay 10/7/11

Divorced 1/17/2013

"Diamonds aren't a girl's best friend, freedom is."

Posts: 2601 | Registered: Nov 2011 | From: MA
Member # 22870
Default  Posted: 7:42 PM, March 3rd (Monday)

Kinda like a tiki bar.

You can stuff your sorries in a sack, mister. -George Costanza
There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women. - Madeleine Albright

Posts: 7764 | Registered: Feb 2009 | From: Western PA
Member # 35983
Default  Posted: 8:03 PM, March 3rd (Monday)

Enunciation matters!

If you only knew

I've lost some of my hearing and find myself reading lips more. Lets just say some conversations can be entertaining

Posts: 1721 | Registered: Jun 2012 | From: Missouri
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Default  Posted: 9:35 PM, March 3rd (Monday)

The one time when texting would have been the better option.

3 amazing kidlets
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D-day and separation - June, 2009
Divorced - December, 2011

Posts: 2524 | Registered: Jul 2010 | From: A better place
Member # 3903
Default  Posted: 7:04 AM, March 4th (Tuesday)

Kinda like a tiki bar.

Think I will go there on my next girl's night out!

[This message edited by risingfromashes at 4:15 PM, March 4th (Tuesday)]

There is life on the other side of hell.

Posts: 1666 | Registered: Mar 2004
Member # 41033
Default  Posted: 9:04 AM, March 4th (Tuesday)

When Tapas restaurants first started becoming popular I worked for the Chamber of Commerce in a mid sized, trendy city. We often got calls asking for restaurant recommendations. Almost every time we recommended this new Tapas bar the caller would get honked off that as a Chamber we were recommending smut.

Posts: 387 | Registered: Oct 2013 | From: Illinois
Member # 41181
Default  Posted: 10:12 AM, March 4th (Tuesday)

I drive by a Tapas just about every other my kids will think I'm nuts when I start chuckling!

Boss A** B*tch
BS/52 Me, STBXpos/56, dd's 16&14
1st D-day 10/19/2013 EA/PA
2nd D-day 12/7/2013 LTA/Rendezvous
S 12/7/2013 No-fault state, 6 mo S, counting down the days.

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