Miami is still the greatest city. Haitians & Cubans & ex-Sandanistas, Russians, Israelis, Orthodox Jews, all out in the streets, hollering, sweating, porting the most beautiful children. Lots taller on the skyline than I remember it from 25 years ago, though.
For 30 years, what I have thought about The Ballad of Dorothy Parker is: she never gets into the bathtub with him. Does she? He gets in the tub with his pants on, she's turning on the radio, the phone is ringing, his pants come off but she doesn't see the movie because she hadn't read the book first.
Then, he's gone.
She asked him if he wanted to take a bath but never gets into the bathtub. ?!? This question exclamation question signage inside me for 30 years.
When I was on the cruise, bathing in the spa, my usual bathtime circuit of sauna shower steam room shower pool deck hot tub shower, you get it, after a fashion, I thought about the song.
For the first time ever, I thought Oh maybe she didn't mean take a bath with me wait what?
I mean, I know there's something wrong with my limbic system but did he mean to sing abt an invitation more along the lines of, Oh I have a great bathtub, want to use it?
Ok, yes that could be a thing, I guess. Then it was so amusing to me that I never considered anything except you're kind of cute want to take a bath with me. I guess I still don't know.
What I do know is count them up how many guys would have had a different life wirh me if I had heard that song differently ahahaha ?!?, indeed.
For what it's worth, I mentioned this confusion to Fifille & Mari, riding in the car when it came on the radio.
Sayeth Fille, "No, I'm pretty sure she meant take a bath with me." I know right is it nature or nurture see you x