To Sir With Love

One of the weirder things that happened to me over the holidays occurred at a party I went to with some friends.  There was this one very friendly older gentleman there.  I thought this guy was totally rad as soon as I saw him because he was wearing this huge gold chain on the outside of his shirt.  I really hoped his teeth were encrusted with diamonds.  Alas, they were not.

Anyway, the night wore on and when everyone was sufficiently liquored up, this party turned into a karaoke party.  I had done a lacklustre job at making conversation up until that point so I gave up and found a spot where I could observe the singing with the people that I was there with.  We were standing in a little hallway area when the man with the gold-chain stopped and declared, "Ahhh!  I know who you look like!  LULU!  You know?  Lulu?!  LULU!!!"

I had no idea who Lulu was, but Ingrid did.  She informed me that Lulu sang, "To Sir With Love" in the 60s.  That didn’t really help me either, but I appreciated the effort.  Every time this man went past he said something enthusiastic about Lulu to me.  It all culminated in this final episode: He clamped my cheeks firmly in his hands, pulled me slightly closer and looked me in the eyes.  His gold chain glimmered.  I had no idea what was about to happen but it seemed very funny to me and I tensed up with suppressed laughter.  I was also freaking out a tiny bit. It was a little too … intimate. Of course, all that happened next was another emphatic proclamation of, "LULU!" 

True, this story would have been a lot more interesting if something more exciting had happened besides this man hammering home for the hundredth time that I look like this Lulu character.  But people don’t grab my face like that on a daily basis – or, uhh, ever – so it was … despite the weirdness, kind of fun.   

4 thoughts on “To Sir With Love

  1. Maybe… if you grew your hair out and dyed it blonde… šŸ˜‰

    Lulu was also in a movie, also titled To Sir With Love. I just watched it for the first time yesterday afternoon!

  2. ok that is extremely freaky…you just HAPPENED to watch that movie before Les posted this?
    Lulu was also the mom (one of two woman who played the mom) on “The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4” which was BEST show ever!

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