Beware The Taint Of March

by anna on March 9, 2010

Mr. Right-Click: Today is like, one of those days you just want to soak in, for when the summer comes.
Me: Oh yeah?
Mr. Right-Click: yeah, I love this weather!
Me: Yeah, it’s nice.
Mr. Right-Click: It was a tough day. But you know. I’m fighting.
Me: Were you perchance called a “taint-face” today? Because I was.
Mr. Right-Click: A what?
Me: Excuse me. A “linkbait taint-face.”
Mr. Right-Click: What is –
Me: LBTF, for short.
Mr. Right-Click: What is a “taint”?
Me: — because I seem to like “random consonants strung together.”
Mr. Right-Click: What is a “taint”?
Me: The “taint” is the part of the body located in between the anus and the genitalia —
Mr. Right-Click: [Laughing]
Me: — so called, as you might have guessed, because “itain’t the ass, and itain’t the genitals” –
Mr. Right-Click: [Laughing]
Me: Yeah.
Mr. Right-Click: But that’s, you cannot even get upset about that one —
Me: Well . . .
Mr. Right-Click: Did you have to look it up?
Me: Strangely enough, no.
Mr. Right-Click: So there’s that . . .
Me: I’m a driver, I’m a winner, things are going to change, I can feel it . . .


home and uncool March 10, 2010 at 4:27 am

Savor the little victories, Anna.

anna March 10, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Is knowing the word “taint” a victory?

Jenni March 10, 2010 at 5:41 am

You know, they are probably just jealous because they WISH their taint was as lovely as your face. And, because they wish they had something interesting to say.

Fuck’em, Anna.

anna March 10, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Good point. Thanks.

Michele March 10, 2010 at 6:21 am

I’m not sure I understand how this is a bad thing. I mean didn’t Georgia O’Keeffe paint a lot of pictures of taints?

anna March 10, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Well, that’s true. Maybe she’s just jealous of the character an episiotomy adds to a taint-face? Now I’m grossing myself out.

Kerry March 10, 2010 at 6:49 am

That’s so funny, because at dinner last night, I explained the whole situation to my husband, including the meaning of the term “taint-face.” He seemed impressed.

anna March 10, 2010 at 6:07 pm

It doesn’t happen to just anyone. It takes a special person to get called a taint-face.

Deb on the Rocks March 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm

So this is now a total of two men who didn’t know the meaning of taint? I’m BAFFLED!

anna March 12, 2010 at 3:13 pm

I know, really, of all the things that happened this week, this may be the most astonishing of them all.

patois March 10, 2010 at 10:39 am

Now that’s one to teach the seven year old boys playing basketball to taunt the other team with. Cool.

anna March 10, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Hah! Imagine the raised eyebrows.

Michele March 10, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Notorious TAINT, that’s what you be!

anna March 10, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Tain’t it the truth?

monkey March 10, 2010 at 5:59 pm

I was revelling in the weather, myself. I love it when it’s cool and windy here.

What trouble have you gotten yourself into today, young lady? Surely the brouhaha from last week has blown over?

anna March 10, 2010 at 6:08 pm
monkey March 10, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Oh yeah, sorry, I read your blogs from left to right on the masthead. Umm, anyway, when I first started to get interested in making a career switch to an MBA, I was *really* interested in marketing and new media.

You know, over the last two years I’ve been watching the blogging scene, attended a Blogher conference and kept myself abreast of all these controversies.

I am going into investment banking. That is all.

beth aka confusedhomemaker March 11, 2010 at 10:56 am

I’m thinking Monkey has a point, investment banking sounds less troublesome.

anna March 12, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Well, with investment banking, the whole world hates you, until they forget who you are, and then there’s a crash and they all start hating you again. I just have the mommies hating me. So, I don’t know. It’s kind of a wash.

eliz March 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Sister, you got more than just the mommies hating you. You got the daddies, too.

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