The romantic atmosphere created during an outing between a young local
couple was interrupted yesterday by the scratching of buttocks.
The couple, which dined briefly at Rucesion's celebrated alehouse,
the Carbonated Horseshoe, before retiring to an evening constitutional
in the park, were on their first date together, which had been going
successfully until the intervention of an act of buttock-scratching
that undermined the tentative chemistry established between the two
persons. The buttock-scratching, which occurred within the confines
of the park, near a stout oak by the shore of the lake, came unexpectedly
and was a shock to both parties.
"They were just ambling along, talking and laughing as young
people these days are wont to do," relayed witness Myra Conneghal,
a fisherman's wife who had been in the park picking herbs for a brew
of personaca deum. "But, when I saw the man near them baring
his arse, and wagging his forefinger over its left cheek, I knew it
could be nothin' but trouble!"
City officials testified that romance was indeed "in the air"
at the time the unexpected ass-scratching occurred. However, once
the buttocks in question--which have been described by several sources
as "pimply" and "malodorous"--were scratched,
and the act was witnessed by both members of the couple, all chances
for a pleasant outing were dashed.
Neither moonlight, nor the sound of crickets, nor the distant glow
of Rucesion's spires or the shimmering waters of the gurgling lake
could restore an atmosphere that had been hopelessly destroyed by
the heinous act of ass-oriented scratching activity.
The owner of the disruptive buttocks, whose face was spotted only
briefly as he intently picked at his discolored and fleshy buttcheeks,
could not be reached for comment. However, it has been speculated
that he is the same man responsible for disrupting several other romantic
outings, in an assorted number of ways, including but not limited
to belching, passing gas, taking off his shirt, and gargling with
"I'm really hoping this doesn't happen to me again," says
the young man whose aspirations for wooing his female companion were
dashed that night. "I mean, I remember my uncle's wedding from
just a few years back. Right when he was kissing my aunt, he spotted
someone in the crowd pulling a huge wad of wax out of his ear, and
he gagged and accidentally bit off my aunt's tongue. Then the priest
saw the blood and fainted, and the other priest we called to revive
him had the most horrible B.O. ever. We just don't have the best luck,
The park is now being closely monitored for acts of bare-assed buttock-scratching.