Monday, 18 June 2012
Mr. Dog and Carrie Bradshaw sure make an odd couple. I think she's giving him the Szechuan Treatment. Confused? Read on.
Having no money killed any dreams of living and interning in New York City this summer, so I’ve decided to live vicariously through Sex and the City.
Now, I know you either love Ms. Bradshaw or think she looks like the ugly cousin of a horse. And I know some people think she raids her dead granny’s closet for clothes. But I’m of the opinion that she’s kind of sexy in an, “I have a ridiculous dancer’s body and I always come up with sick column topics,” kind of way.
So I’ve stolen one for this post. I’ve called it the Szechuan Treatment. For those who are asking W.T.F. is Szechuan, it’s just a style of Chinese food. I’ll set the scene.
Carries just had sex with Mr. Big (Woops, it was the first date). Following on from sex on the floor, Big takes Carrie out to dinner. They run into a male friend of Carrie’s, who’s on a date. Carrie’s friend doesn’t introduce the woman he’s with because, as he later admits to Carrie, he thinks she’s “too ugly,” for introductions. That’s why he takes her to the shitty Szechuan joint that Big took Carrie to.
Cue Carrie’s paranoia. She’s broken her “no sex on the first date rule,” and is convinced that Big is hiding her out in a cheap-ass restaurant because he’s too embarrassed to introduce her to the rest of New York as his living, breathing girlfriend.
Ask yourself this question: Have you ever dated someone you thought you were too good for? Have you ever given someone the Szechuan Treatment?
If you’re not sure think about it.
1) Did you fuck, and then take them for Szechuan (or equivalent), safe in the knowledge there was no chance you would meet anyone you knew?
2) Were you too embarrassed to introduce them to your friends because, in your opinion, they’re a great fuck but also got hit with the ugly stick?
3) Did you only meet them in the safety of your own house?
4) Did you just look at them and think “Oh, you’re lovely but I can’t possibly risk my gene pool on you?”
Here’s my two cents. I definitely didn't apply the Szechuan treatment to my girlfriend. In fact, I’m very lucky to have her, as you can tell by this list. It's not a pity party, just a few reasons why she's great.
And luckily for Carrie, Big wasn’t doling out the S. Treatment. He just digs greasy Chinese food.
Have you given someone the Szechuan Treatment? Have you ever realized that you’ve been on the receiving end of the Szechuan Treatment?