MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: NIGHT MOVES

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

NIGHT MOVES

One of our favorite summer night entertainments, while we lived in the Mockingbird Trailer Park, was sneaking up on “parked teenagers!” In the dark, we went down through the picnic area, through a small stand of trees, and onto an Alabama red-clay road that ran behind the trailer park. Along this isolated road you could usually find two to three parked cars on weekends.

Richard and I would sneak slowly from the tree line and up to the rear of the closest car. The “in heat” occupants usually had the windows down, enjoying the cooler breeze of the summer night. We would simply stand just back from the rear window and listen to all the “mushy” smooching, wet lipped smacking, and guttural sounds of lovers lost in their own individual worlds. We could even hear all these weird sounds above the radio playing ‘50s hits softly. We listened, choking back laughter, because there is nothing that sounds more stupid if you are not involved – right.

Occasionally, we would lean out and look into the dimness that was lit only by the green glow of the dashboard lights. What we saw was probably more imagined than reality. However, we learned a lot standing there in the summer nights with our little preadolescent swords – things we used later while working on our own “mysteries without any clues.”

Ever spy on someone?

10 comments:

Les Becker said...

I would only spy on someone if I could use it against them later.

If I had been you, I would not have been able to resist jumping directly AT the window of the car, while screaming very loudly, and the running away very quickly. Don't tell me you never did that, Mushy - it would be so disappointing; really, it would...

Mushy said...

Okay...so mabye there was some fender banging and one firecracker incident! I wasn't an angel.

Alex said...

You know, it's very impolite to talk about sex in front of grad students. We're not getting any, so why should anyone else?!

Fathairybastard said...

Never had the pleasure. Don't remember ever living anywhere where people would "park". Closest to that was the woods behind our houses in Kansas City, where a creek flowed through, and lots of secret stuff went on. There were places our there in the where a few older guys would go to sit by a fire and sniff glue, and there was a story that they had taken a girl out there once and raped her.

I know... not quite the innocence of your day.

Webmiztris said...

so you did this when you were a kid; right? lol because when kids do it, it's funny. when adults do it, it's CREEPY. :D

Michele said...

It's a wonder ya didn't get skinned alive! *L* I can picture it now, little turds sneakin' up on a car that windows were all steamed up!

Jose said...

Once I was in such a "heat of the moment" situation, mi chica and I were parked about two blocks from her house, I was still courting her so out of nowhere we were caught by this individual shit we jumped and almost hit our heads we were so startled. Have you ever hear the term "Fastes gun in the West", well I had the fastest car key in the West because in a matter of seconds my car was speeding down the road. Never happened to us again though.

Mushy said...

Webmiztris - We were 12 or 13, best I can remember.

Jose - that's funny man...you reminded me of something that happened in the AF...later!

Dixie said...

I once walked in on my mom and dad. Quite by accident, I can assure you, as I was only four.

Becky said...

I did walk in on my parents once and it was horrifying b/c my dad was actually doing oral on my step-mom. I still have the image in my head like it was yesterday and it was 23 years ago. Needless to say, I didn't stick around for long.

My closest comparison would probably be watching people in movies or on TV and I agree that it's often strange to watch someone else do it.