There are people you’ve known for 100 years. And then there are those you haven’t even met but feel like you know (& miss) just the same. On that note, let me introduce you to Laura, or as I like to refer to her, LaurBridge. LaurBridge is this adorable, sassy, stylish, ohso blonde Canadian who I’ve not-so-candidly formed a Twitter relationship with over the past year or so. She keeps me and many others endlessly entertained on her blog, Scribbles & Sass (which I recommend you check out immediately). You can also follow her on Twitter here, eh?
In any event, I once wrote a guest post for S&S about the ins and outs of how I became a runner. So a short while later I asked if she would return the guest post favor. She kindly obliged. And tonight, though later than planned, I’ve finally decided to post her sassy little quip for y’all to read. Which is funny and relevant given the events of earlier today (please refer to my girl Meggie’s ‘Mean Girls’ post here). I love every one of Laur’s words, and hope you enjoy it just the same 🙂
So without further ado,,,
“What We Wear: Why Women Love a Man in Uniform.”
It all started with a tweet.
My friend Krista was sitting in a Starbucks when she spotted some very cute RCMP officers (Those are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police aka Mounties for those who didn’t know).
“So hot,” with a wink, she continued to tell me. “It’s funny how guys want girls with nothing on, yet girls are perfectly happy when guys are completely dressed up.”
For the first time in my life I was temporary speechless; that statement hit me in the face. What a fantastic observation!
Even when we fantasize – I’m going to generalize – it usually isn’t of a completely naked man. As I allow myself to daydream at the moment, I’m thinking more of a sweaty fireman in only his fireman pants. (Is there a proper name for those?!), or Ryan Reynolds in only a towel a la The Proposal.
And sext photos from guys, though raunchy, are rarely sexy. It probably has something to do with male genitalia being more than slightly humorous. The truth is women are just better looking naked. Our curves and soft skin are beautiful.
Above and beyond the physical, women have emotional reactions. A police or fireman uniform means hero, and a hero can protect you. I guess the same goes for a stethoscope and white coat. A man in a nice suit can mean money, and money means he can provide for a family.
Even as a fiercely independent female that can spend, save and protect herself, I am comforted by these qualities in a man. If his closet also includes jeans and ballcaps and he has a Harley in the garage, I’m sure we’ll be soul mates. (If you know this man, please give him my phone number.)
If you don’t want to get so deep, maybe a uniform means he’s a stripper – now that’s fun!