Holy heck, I'll never forget that Summer. It was the only job that I could get, having recently moved there from out of State. I could tell right away that it was going to be a hard job search when I wasn't getting jobs because nobody knew my family. That's big in those small Southern towns - people want to know who your family is. I remember always being there alone at night and having to deal with creepy guys who'd go into the back of the store for a long time before coming up and asking for a porno flick by giving me the title. All that they were supposed to do was give me the ID number but no...nooooooo...instead, they'd give me the full titles. And let me tell you, if you've never taken a peek at titles of the genre, you are in for a real treat!
Luckily, I only had to stay at the video shop for one Summer before getting a job at the local florist. I don't even know how I got that job. When I left my interview, I put my car into drive instead of reverse and plowed right into the side of the building! It turned out to be another job that I just wasn't cut out for. I never could master making ribbons (which is a huge deal in a floral shop) and soon got delegated as the one who put the greenery into funeral sprays and who tied off balloons. The owner of the business was a very sassy and blunt little lady named Rachelene who at the staff Christmas party got drunk and revealed to me that a lady had once committed suicide in the walk-in closet of my rental home. A home that already gave me the creeps. I'll never forget going home that night in the dark.
Okay, now back to videos. I was once offered a job in a video matchmaking agency and like a fool, I turned it down. I'll forever wish that I'd taken the job at least for a while. I think that it would have been one interesting story after another. Have you seen these old video dating videos from the 80's? I can never get enough of them.
Some of you younger readers might not realize it but yes, in the 80's, we actually dressed like that with no sense of irony whatsoever. You guys and girls might be bringing back some of the fashions in the spirit of retro fabulousness but I double-dog-dare you to bring back the hair!
Ellen Degeneres was able to find three of the men and get updates on how they're doing now and if they found love. Go here.
And do you remember "Love Connection"? Check out Lee Little.
I love that guy! I'd love to know whatever happened with those two.
On the waaaaaay flip side, did you know that there was once an infamous serial killer on "The Dating Game"? Not only was he a contestant, but he actually won the date with the bachelorette!
To make things even scarier, Rodney James Alcala was on the show during the time that he was on his killing spree. Lucky for Cheryl, she didn't go on the date with him because she thought he seemed "creepy". He as actually out on parole for rape when he was approved for the show. Yikes.
Wow, I really know how to bring down a mood, don't I? Let's lighten things up. I can't think of anything that can lighten a mood like well, Rip Taylor. Let's go!
Can you imagine what taking a trip to Mexico with Rip Taylor would be like?
I would definitely like to find out!
And does anyone remember Jamie Foxx's character Wanda from "In Living Color"?
It's interesting to see now how many big stars were born on that show.
Okay, that's enough tripping down dating memory lane. I hope that you all have a great Saturday!
Until next time,
x's and o's,