Worderella is Scarred for Life

Dear Reader,

You would not believe what I saw at my local used bookstore the other day. I had chosen to block it from my memory, but the following tweet from @jennIRL brought it to the forefront of my mind:

what is it about bookstores that bring out the PDA in couples? I AM SITTING RIGHT. FREAKING. HERE. #notok

Oh God. That’s right. I saw some wicked PDA (public display of affection). The kind that scars for life if you realize what is happening.

So get this.

My mother and I were birthday shopping for my brother. He wanted the first couple of Artemis Fowl books, and Flatland. I wandered into the fantasy/mystery section, thinking, well, that was as good a place to start as any.

There were a couple of people in the aisle, each reading a book. He stood at a protective angle, and she leaned into him. The way they were standing, the man and woman, I realized they were probably not a couple of people, but a romantic couple.

It took me half a second to realize his hand was lower than her waist. And it wasn’t at her back.

The other half a second was all it took to realize his hand was moving in a circular, caressing motion.


Oh yes.

He was caressing her lower special bits. As if they weren’t in a bookstore, of all places.

I blinked. Yup, the hand was still there. ZOOM I focused my attention on a book, any book, it didn’t matter the book I just needed to not be looking at that hand rubbing and patting her baby-maker as if it were a puppy.

From the corner of my eye I saw that he saw me, and stopped. But it was too late. Oh so too late. The damage was done. I am scarred for life.

For the first time ever, I wish I wrote steamier romances so I could put that scene into a book. Someone want to do it for me?

All the best,


5 thoughts on “Worderella is Scarred for Life

  1. the best part about this is that they were both probably reading world of warcraft novels


  2. the best part about this is that they were both probably reading world of warcraft novels


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