Wednesday, March 07, 2007

PDA's, and I'm not talking about your handheld

Ever since I moved to Prague I am becoming more and more aware at the ridiculous amount of "Public Displays of Affection" everywhere I go. Don't even think that I am over exaggerating because I am not the first to notice it. Let me even go as far as to state that I'm all for holding hands in public, or a little peck here and there; but when it becomes borderline indecent exposure, then I'm a little annoyed. The escalators to the metro are the breading ground for much of this activity. Guy stands on one step (generally the lower one as he is taller), girl stands on another stair, and bam, you have a minute or so of prime time for making out. I'm talking tongue action, to the max. Actually come to think of it, the transportation system in general seems to bring out the majority of opportunities for this behavior. Oh and the other night I was walking home from having some drinks and this couple was having a very passionate goodnight kiss outside their building....seriously, take it upstairs.

I'm still trying to figure out why I am growing more and more annoyed by it as the days go by. Plain and simply, I just don't have any desire to see it, nor hear (that's right hear) the sound of strangers getting it on. Sometimes when there is older people standing around or within the vicinity, I'm borderline embarrassed for the kissing bandits.

As far as I can tell though, this doesn't seem to be a taboo here. Whereas in some cultures it is all but outlawed, and in others publicly unacceptable, the alternative is true in Prague. To put a positive spin on the situation though, lets say that maybe they're just more in love than the rest of us. What do I know.... other than that I'm trying very hard to turn a blind eye to it.


At 5:03 AM, Blogger kent said...

Haha...come to Egypt. You'll see none of that.


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