Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Master Baiter

My friend has arachnophobia.  I make it a point to ask her if her favorite superhero is Spider-Man.  If she wants to see a movie, I recommend The Scorpion King.  If she has a bad feeling, I ask if her Spidey Sense is tingling.  When she starts telling me about the assorted drama in her life, I simply say, "Oh, what a tangled web we weave..."

She hates me.  She hates me, but she keeps coming back for more.  I love baiting people.  Somebody has something they're sensitive about, and although I do not actually bring up the subject, I dance just barely outside it, so I can't be scolded for bringing it up.

Similarly, people have kind of dirty minds.  I'm not sure if it's sheer humanity that makes us obsessed with sex or if it's society that makes us sensitive.  In any case, it's easy to bait people into thinking about dirty things without actually saying something dirty.  My friend thinks it's hard. That's what she said.  But I think she was just yanking me.  I really should keep abreast of the situation.

But I digress.  The point is, I'm a master baiter.  And I love it.


  1. It's society.

    Different cultures have had different views about sexuality, and it can vary pretty wildly from one culture to the next. It doesn't really help that America was founded by Puritans.

    There are entire societies that go without clothes, and it really doesn't seem to bother them.