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Thursday, August 11, 2005

ON CRAPPY CHILDHOODS..

I don't want to say my family is fully "dysfunctional" ...Who's isn't?? ...But I will say it has left me a little more than "affected".

Here's a memory I've surpressed for quite sometime. My dad is a fireman. I can remember visiting him numerous times at the fire house. ...Many a Christmas and thanksgiving spent there as well ...However, one visit seems to stand out in my mind if I don't make a conscious effort to push it back.

When I was 8 years old I visited Engine Co. number 10. Like any other kid ...I always had to use the bathroom and snoop around the medicine cabinet. Only this time was different. Dad's company only employed men at the time (before women knew they could be firemen too!) So dad did the "bathroom check" ..then ushered me in. I look at (okay in!) their lockers and around the locker room ...then I open the door to the bathroom stall ...and there is a whole stack of magazines ...with naked girls all over (in) them. I had never ever seen anything like this. I was intrigued ...yet mortified. I will never ever forget that day. It haunts me.

Affected I, much, remain...

7 Comments:

  • At 1:03 PM, Blogger John Q. Public esq. said…

    I rememebr when I found my grandpa's stash, I must of been 6 or 7, I got busted by my mom trying to steal them buy shoving 4 copies of Playboy under my my tee-shirt, I dont know who was more emb. me or grandpa when she returned them to him...

    JQP

     
  • At 1:07 PM, Blogger Strawberrie-Shortcake said…

    hee hee hee! That's hilarious! My dad, to this day, does not know those were in that stall. I was absolutely ...scarred. Life was never the same...

     
  • At 4:38 PM, Blogger Rainbow-Bright said…

    Ok, so SS...be honest, how long did you spend looking over the mags? I think most of us have been affected by a little unintentionaly found porn. Wait...maybe that's our problem? ;)

     
  • At 7:23 AM, Blogger Kirsti said…

    Oooh i have done the accidental discovery of port. We were looking throught a friend's mother's videos for a show she'd recorded for us. That isn't what we found, no no. Oh and when the same friend showed me her mother's vibrator and said "Kirsti.. what is this?". Ah. Those were the days

     
  • At 2:28 PM, Blogger Original Blog-surfer said…

    If you have never even heard of such things as porn, then the first look can be a huge shock...I can see how you were/are affected by that. Do you think that you made choices in your life because of that day? Or is it just a memory that is there?

     
  • At 2:12 PM, Anonymous The PoopSmith said…

    Gosh us men suck.
    Putting a girl through something like that. Sometimes I can't believe how stupid we actually are! On behalf of Male side of the human race I apologize.

     
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