“Bad Girls” (a new geo Blog for the week of Dec 11/17)

While growing up in Transcona, my father always told me to stay away from the “bad girls” which sounded ludicrous. I mean, how were you supposed to get any action from a good girl? Years later while visiting my buddy Bob in West Palm, it all became very clear. At the time he was living with a pretty woman named Beatrice whom I affectionately called Miss Venezuela. One day while Bobby was outside cleaning the pool Beatrice turned to me and said, “Jorge, you ever been with a Latino woman?” You mean like a Cuban” I innocently asked?” Phew, she spat, “Venezuela girls five Miss Worlds, Cuba none. “What makes the Venezuelan girls so special I enquired? “Cucha Majica” was her reply. (I have no idea how you spell it) At that moment in walked Bob and Beatrice said to him, “Roberto, you tell your friend Jorge Cucha Majica.” He smiled and then turned to me and said, “Magic Pussy.” That was when I finally understood what my Dad was talking about all those years ago. You don’t ever get to choose whom you get hooked on, and in fact, you won’t even know your hooked until it’s too late. Your first clue will be if while making love you wonder whether or not this beautiful creature sleeps with anyone else. That my friend is the beginning of the end and also your last chance to run as your life begins to spiral downward.
Case in point. My friend Carl at one time was living with a beauty I referred to as “Snookums.” (I only called her that because she was so not that) One evening after having a few too many adult beverages Carl felt compelled to say, “You don’t have the only pussy in town you know.” She responded with, “You’re right I don’t, but unfortunately for you, I have the one you want.”
 
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If you want to be a better lover and broadcaster you need two things, “Passion & Imagination.
 
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Much more at GeorgeJohns.com and on Twitter @GeoOfTheRadio. Thanks for sharing.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

3 thoughts on ““Bad Girls” (a new geo Blog for the week of Dec 11/17)

  1. Geo,

    1. I wasn’t living with her, she occasionally stopped by.
    2. She never referred to herself as a Latina.
    3. She always referred to herself a Venezuelana.
    4. She hated Cubans, Mexicans, etc
    5. Her dad descended from an English family, her mother from Spain.
    6. Her family owned the biggest container shipping company in Venezuela.
    7. She was a staunch and strict Catholic girl.

    So thanks, now I’m going have to go through the agonizing process of explaining all of this to The Cakes.

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