Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Mistake #20 The Burp, An Unpardonable Sin
There are a select few girls that have apparently hemorrhaged in the manners department of the brain. Although this is definitely not common, it does happen more than it should. Belching. Seems like daddy's little girl emulated daddy too much. Now, I grew up in a time where when one belches, a polite "Excuse me" was customary for both sexes, but I guess times have changed. I get how movies want to celebrate the belch or flatulence in crude male behavior, but I'll leave that to the thespians of the world. However, in recent years the revelry that accompanies a belch has trickled into the female psyche. Granted, I thought it was kinda funny the first time I heard a girl belch, but I guess over time some girls find it commonplace in their lives. One particular belch caught me off-guard when I witnessed this guy's girlfriend perform the "Burp and blow". Two weeks ago I participated in the Newport Beach Restaurant week (good eats for cheap) with a buddy and his girlfriend*. We just wanted to do a little something special for our ladies in tow because money isn't superfluous from either of our pockets. So we headed over to Tradition by Pascal for their prix fixe meal. The conversation & atmosphere was great, the food was excellent, and then the bottom fell out. My buddy's girlfriend let out a weak little belch, but she turned to my buddy and blew in his face. She grinned and kissed his cheek. I lost it. The fact she had the audacity to do that was sick enough, but we had just finished our French Onion Soup and that nauseating smell just waifed around the table. My date also agreed that was in poor taste, but what goes on during the thought process that says this is appropriate on any level? I spoke to my buddy later about this situation and he said it's one of those things he can't stand about her. They have since parted ways, but even the first time should have been unforgivable. This is definitely the extreme, but I have noticed this creep up in many an informal meal or get together. We give girls the courtesy of holding all of our bodily functions in until after we have bid you a good night. Can't you wait as well?
* Since she wasn't LDS, I'm pretty confident she won't find out about this post.