Anyone who has hung around me for any length of time will likely have noticed that I’m usually pretty good at spotting jokes. I have a sharp wit, and I’m very good at spotting obscure references and insinuated humor.
There is however, one notable exception to this ability: I very often miss double entendres and other salacious humor completely. I’ll blow right by them as if they never happened, completely unaware of their existence. During a conversation with friend of mine a few weeks ago, we coined a phrase to describe this trait:
Whistling Past the Whorehouse.
EXTERIOR – DAY – A HOUSE OF ILL REPUTE
Our hero, enters, whistling.
Lady of the Evening: “Hey, baby”
Me: “Why hello there ma’am.”
Lady of the Evening: “Do you want to have a good time?”
Me: “Yes. Yes I believe that I do.” (pause) “Well, see ya.”
… And scene.