Best answer to the question…..

Does my bum look big in this?

The lengths I go to for this LBC blogging lark…….

Not content in asking around myself, I enrolled Elly over the phone, to ask if she would consult with the eclectic mix of dinner guests round her table the other night. Three answers were emailed to me. I am wondering if the others were unprintable.

The three suggested answers were:

  • Have you driven behind a bus lately?
  • Only if it is 3 sizes too small.
  • Was there supposed to be an eclipse today?

I have never in fact asked that question ‘Does my bum look big in this?’ My question was more “How does it (coat, dress skirt or trousers) hang at the back?”

That Elly of mine has not always shown the full respect a poor mother deserves…

There was I struggling to climb a set of stairs for the first time, 3 weeks post hip replacement, when I heard the dulcet cheeky tone reach my ears:

Hey mum, your bum looks weird. One cheek is the size of mine and the other looks normal for you!

Of course she had a camera at the ready to record my posterior for posterity!

Lopsided me climbing the stairs 4th October 2009.

Since I live in a bungalow, I was only required to climb one step before leaving the hospital. Climbing stairs was up to me and I wanted to relearn that as early as possible, while ‘Nurse Hitler’ was still in residence with me. We arranged to visit a friend and climbed her stairs a couple of times.

Just to prove my btm returned to normal:

Back in the skinny jeans and knee boots, December 2009. 😀

Time and patience was all it took for me to manage those skinny jeans again.

I did a little research myself for a good answer to the question above, beginning with a couple of gents.

Andrew (20+): “If it was my Girlfriend, I would say ‘Absolutely!’ then walk across the room and wrap her in my arms before patting her on her bum. She knows I like her bum – in fact I like all of her!”

Dave (50 +) a customer at the Supermarket: “No! I would just say no.”

Next it was the turn to ask the girls for the best answer they had heard….

Julie (20+): “You look like the back of a bus!”

Alana (20+): “You look like a cow’s end!”

Stephanie (30+): “Well, I wouldn’t kick you out of the bed!”

Linda (55ish, a sales lady): “It makes you look shapely!”

I like Linda’s tact!

It was that young whippersnapper Paul from Blackwatertown, with the neat little derrière and no thought for my blushes, who dared to propose the topic: Best answer to the question: Does my bum look big in this? I wonder if he has returned yet from Venice to share some interesting answers? When you have checked him out – I mean his blog – I can vouch for the rest…. I danced with him, 😉 then skip on over to the other active members: Anu, Delirious, Maxi, Maria/Gaelikaa, Maria SilverFox, OCD writer, Padmum, Paul, Ramana, Rohit Shackman speaks, The Old Fossil, Will Knott.

12 thoughts on “Best answer to the question…..

  1. Grannymar Post author

    Shackman – I could do with a little heat, the temperature here right now in 5°C and due to drop to 3°C this evening. Winter has arrived.

  2. Delirious

    I realized after posting my post that I had misunderstood today’s topic, and hadn’t answered the question!
    But this much I will say; that in some cultures, a big rear end is considered a desirable quality. And I also think that most men are more forgiving in that area than women. Men tend to like a “Reubenesque” woman. 🙂

  3. Grannymar Post author

    Delores – There is no wrong way to tackle these Friday LBC Posts. We each take our own angle.

    I know that in certain parts of Africa the more weight a woman carries the wealthier her husband in considered to be in his community. Here in the West, the guys may date the neat clothes hanger, but they prefer a good cushion when it comes to marriage.

    I have often told the story of Jack informing my mother and all at the dinner table, that going to bed with her daughter (skinny me) was like sleeping with a clothes horse! This is the one he meant

  4. Grannymar Post author

    Maria G – There are good good in small parcels! Have you given up writing with us for the Friday LBC?


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