September 26, 2013

Text Conversations with a College Kid Or...

... Why my kids think I'm dense.

This was our conversation, remember he is a pledge at a fraternity:

Ringo: We had our first social last night.

Me: OH! Was it fun?

Ringo: Yeah, it was. We could bring as many girls as we wanted.

Me: How many did you bring?

Ringo: 3. The theme was Cowboy Bros and Navahoes.

*He sends me pictures of he and some girls, a series of pix*

Me: Hunh, that looks like fun! You look great.

He went to class, and I saved the pictures, thinking, 'They don't look very Indiany to me..."

An HOUR AND A HALF later, I was in the car with Bones, taking him to vocal lessons, when something popped into my head. Startled, I said to him, "Text your brother for me. Ask him if Navahoes means Indian Slut"

So he does.

And Ringo replies, "What does she think?"

The 'popping into my head' was the word 'Navahoe', I suddenly realized he'd misspelled it and then realized the play on words.

And now I know why they weren't dressed very Indiany. They were dressed kind of like sluts. With maybe a couple feathers in their hair.


Posted by Boudicca at September 26, 2013 09:33 PM

Just how much coffee do you need to wake up in the morning?

Geez, even I got it on the first read ... admittedly I lived in a frat for a semester or two (and never pledged), but I never saw young women at the parties looking anything other than well dressed (wearing nice bar attire). (Maybe it was just different back in the 70s.)

Posted by: The Thomas at September 27, 2013 08:36 AM

Even worse. It was in the afternoon. My brain was dead.

Girls don't dress nice anywhere anymore, Thomas. They all dress on the slutty side... or mostly all. Shorty shorts and barely their t-shirts. The girls in the pictures were just dressing like they normally dress.

I will say his one friend from HS that he invited, totally got into it. She dressed like an Indian and looked very fun. That may have also been what threw me. She was the first picture I saw and then the rest and I was like, 'Why did they not dress like Jane?"

Except I know 'Jane' and she may have taken it literally too!

Posted by: Bou at September 27, 2013 08:57 AM

I thought a hoe was a garden implement, and a ho was a slut. So then, Navahoes didn't make sense to me either. Are there Arapahoes too?

Posted by: PeggyU at September 28, 2013 12:56 AM

I have to admit I read it and thought "oh no they didn't" .... of course they did! :-/

Posted by: Shaz at September 29, 2013 09:33 PM

Since when are frat boys politically correct? I think it's kind of reassuring that some things never change. :)

Posted by: PeggyU at September 30, 2013 06:32 PM

LOL - so true Peggy!

Posted by: Shaz at September 30, 2013 10:01 PM

I've been envisioning girls dressed as gardening implements.

I have a story about Bones coming.

Posted by: Bou at September 30, 2013 10:04 PM

.... gardening implements..... you know, that would actually be a really funny outfit for Halloween..... brown tube for the body.... large, over-sized cardboard tines sticking out over the head.... could be a rake OR a hoe!....

Posted by: Eric at October 2, 2013 08:36 AM