Penises. Hard penises. Have I got your attention? Men think so. Over the past year a good friend of mine has had three men–none of them her boyfriend and only one of whom she actually went out on a date with–told her that he was so hard for her. One of them was at an employee social function (seriously), the other was at work while she was visiting him (seriously) and the other she was good night kissing in his car after a date. What is with this? This is not sexy; it didn’t work for my friend, and it certainly wouldn’t make me want you or think I’m particularly special. What it makes me think is you’re a horny pig who thinks I’m a horny pig and any old horny pig will do. Maybe if we were in a dark movie theater and you whispered it to me, and now all I can think about is getting down to business once we’re alone I’d think it had something to do with you wanting me. But at an employee function? What did he expect her to do? Go off into a bathroom, behind a desk, a car in the employee garage? What are you thinking, dude? And the other one. Has a girlfriend, was at work and when my friend went to hug him goodbye, he told her not to come any closer because he was so hard for her. Are you kidding?
So here’s where the Rune comes in. I am going to go visit Mr. Hard at Work next week for my friend, see if he mentions her, see what goes down. They haven’t spoken since the don’t come any closer incident, and she’s curious to know how he will treat me, her friend. So, what I want to know is, how receptive will Hard Worker be to me when I stop by for a visit: My Rune is Nauthiz. The Rune of constraint (hilarious already), necessity and pain.
Drawing this Rune indicates the need for dramatic constraint. It uncovers our dark or repressed side and forces us to face our weaknesses. It symbolizes a time to pay off old debts, to restore balance. But that balance must be achieved before action is taken. Consider the scenario of the fishermen who are unable to go to sea because of a violent storm spending their time instead repairing nets and cleaning boats. When the sea is calm will it yield what you need.
So are we being told not to disrupt him at work? Hmmmm . . .
While I ponder that, let me leave you with this: a guy at a former job of mine had decided to move on and we were saying good-bye. I had always thought he was cute, but only over the past year or so of being around him had I developed a super crush. We said our final goodbyes in an empty office, door closed, no one else around. We went through the “I’m going to miss you’s” and “keep in touch’s,” kept hugging, little pecks on the cheek, then he gave me one quick kiss, on the lips. Just a fast smooch. We looked at each other for a minute. He cleared his throat, still looking in my eyes. “I better go,” he said. I had his arm. I didn’t let go. He pulled out of my clutch, took a deep breath and said, “Bye, Rach. I’ll miss you.”
Now, that, children, is the way to turn a girl on. And he did. I still miss him to this day.