Past Imperfect

Past Imperfect – #476

Mary, left: “Why on earth are you banging on my door at such a socially-unacceptable hour?”

Bette, right: “Don’t play coy with me. I’ve known for months that my husband has been cheating on me. I just didn’t know where or who, so I hired a detective and he phoned me just minutes ago to report that my husband was seen entering this very apartment.”

Mary: “So a man goes to another apartment. That doesn’t mean he’s cheating. There are lots of things one can do in an apartment that other people didn’t know about until a few minutes ago.”

Bette: “You’re being obtuse and annoying. I demand to speak to my husband this very instant!”

Mary: “But darling, you are speaking to your husband. And I’m glad we’re having this little chat, because there’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you…”


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  1. Once again our minds are in perfect accord. I thought, upon viewing “Ms” Astor, that she MUST be a ‘Queen”. Or at least a transvestite. Sometimes those people are a lot lovelier than those of us with actual XX DNA flowing through our veins. Maybe it’s the care with hair, clothes and make up, because few women (at least these days and in my opinion) take the time to mess about looking ‘perfect’. “Mary” reminds us that it’s an important thing to remember to do, especially if one’s spouse is restless and taken to visiting different areas of town from where they usually go. Acceptance is a skill that needs to be finely honed.. Bette needs to have the stick taken out of her nether regions too. But Bette never ‘relied on the kindness of strangers’ that much, as far as I know.

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    • I am, by no means, a relevant example of one who “dresses to the nines” when making an appearance in public, so perhaps I’m not the best spokesmodel. And I don’t think anyone should be “perfect” every time they go out. But I completely agree that many folks, however they may identify, gender-wise, have completely given up on even attempting an air of respectability with their public couture. The filth and nastiness that I see walking around the local supermarket is still shocking, even though it shouldn’t be at this point. It doesn’t matter what you’ve been through in your life, you can at least clean your ass up before you walk out of the house…


    • Later than year, Mary, now known as Fantabula Fontaine, became the first contestant selected for the original, black-and-white version of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, then known as “Ladies With A Secret”, because of the censors and whatnot…

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