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Murat the Rat - a dudu tale
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1.       MarioninTurkey
6124 posts
 15 Aug 2008 Fri 09:17 am

Great story from John - a long term resident in Fethiye - in today´s Today´s Zaman:

 

We first saw Murat the Rat in our valley when he drove a convertible pink Cadillac past us in a cloud of dust, aftershave and chicken feathers. We had no time to evaluate the car beyond the make and color, but we later saw it to be a mite beaten up and learned that it was about 30 years old -- I would guess approximately the same age as Murat at that time.
 
 
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I have forgotten how we eventually met him, but meet him we did and I actually quite liked him. It´s a funny thing in our marriage, but Die Frau usually susses out these guys very quickly and doesn´t like them. I am a bit slow on the uptake, but I usually do like them even after I have learned their ways. Tanker Ali (drove a petrol tanker) was another and Bent Bulent (don´t even ask) a third. I liked them all. I didn´t approve of their ways, but I liked them.

Murat had a restaurant near the beach not so far from here and ran it with his German wife. We visited the restaurant about a dozen times in the course of one season and soon discovered that Murat had the silver and crooked tongue of a salesman. What was he selling, you may ask. Why nothing less than himself! He explained that he was very wealthy, extremely handsome and a fantastic lover. Die Frau and I looked for evidence of these assertions, but saw none. We did note, however, that tourist ladies were most impressed by his virtues, so we applied the "in the eye of the beholder" lore.

It´s always the case isn´t it? Once you´ve met a person, you tend to see them around a lot. Prior to his dusty and feathery appearance, we had never seen a pink Cadillac in or near our town; now scarcely a day went by without us seeing it. Murat the Rat would be in the driving seat, his long hair blowing in the wind, a blonde bombshell or two with him in the front and sometimes a pal and his girl in the back.

Of course, Murat´s marriage only lasted a year or so, but let´s leave him for now and talk about the general.

Turkish Romeos are amazing aren´t they? Our valley had one who was eventually given a three-page spread in Cosmopolitan. "Beware the holiday Romeo from hell," if I remember well. The article not only described the sheer number of his seasonal romances, but offered testimony from victims of the many cases where he had managed to extract substantial sums of money from them. Here´s the thing, though: He was proud of the article and showed it to everyone.

At the peak of his success, he married a poor dumb cluck from England and she, too, seemed proud of his press exposure! You will have guessed by now that that marriage, too, eventually went the way of Murat´s, but let me tell you precisely how it ended. Romeo was working on a day-trip boat and one day his wife decided to go along for the ride. She settled in amongst the tourists and found herself sitting next to a blousy looking 40-year-old from Burnley (Aren´t about half of all tourists from that grim cotton town or thereabouts?). After some standard tourist talk the conversation took a turn in this direction.

Tourist:

[nudge, nudge] "Ere look at ´im, isn´t he gorgeous?"

Wife:

[embarrassed] "Well, yes, I suppose he is."

Tourist:

[glowing] "I´ll tell you luv, he´s a bleedin´ stallion. What we didn´t do last night just ain´t been done before."

We haven´t actually heard what happened next, so I´ll invent it.

Wife:

"You stupid cow, that´s my old man!"

Tourist:

"Ow gawd."

[Wife throws tourist overboard and attacks Romeo with long, sharp fingernails. In the scuffle, his wig falls off and he loses control of the boat, which hits a rock and sinks, drowning all except the wife.]

A truly happy ending, I think you´ll agree.

Murat the Rat will be in his early 50s by now and we no longer see him around town, neither do we see a pink convertible Cadillac. The new generation Romeo goes for the big black 4x4s with dark windows and air-conditioning.

I used to write letters to English girls from some of these guys and had a lot of fun doing so. Sometimes I would write identical letters to several adjacent girls, and would give vent to my poetic leanings in the writing thereof. Blue eyes? "When I see the blue waters of the Mediterranean, I think of your beautiful blue eyes." Brown eyes, perhaps? "When I stare into your dark brown eyes, I see the infinity of the night sky." No! Come on, that pretend retching isn´t funny; this is poetry, man!

By the way, I must have written some 20 or 30 such letters, so perhaps I should apologize in case there is a recipient of one reading this confession. If you did get one and it all went southbound, then I truly apologize, but if maybe the story has a truly happy ending without any deaths by drowning or whatever, then perhaps you would let me know and, by the way, I prefer Irish to Scotch.

 

 

2.       catwoman
8933 posts
 15 Aug 2008 Fri 09:30 am

Hahaha, great story Marion, thanks for sharing. So some guys even make it a career to be a dudu! Wow! {#lang_emotions_scared}

3.       tamikidakika
1346 posts
 16 Aug 2008 Sat 11:25 am

 

Quoting catwoman

Hahaha, great story Marion, thanks for sharing. So some guys even make it a career to be a dudu! Wow! {#lang_emotions_scared}

 

 

I have no idea why people are so discriminatory against dudus. the reality is crappy women hook up with crappy men. That`s so simple.

4.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 17 Aug 2008 Sun 11:23 am

Suprisingly I agree with Tami. If it wasn´t for stupid women believing that sponsorship was a manifestation of feelings, Dudus wouldn´t have a chance to exist lol

5.       catwoman
8933 posts
 17 Aug 2008 Sun 08:45 pm

I think it´s a little bit more complicated then that. I don´t think these men and women deserve to be judged the same way. These are not women who "cheat and get cheated" first of all (in general). These men make cheating into a career.

I think that women are raised in such a way that they don´t learn to be completely independent and they still think they need a man to be happy, clearly that´s the case in the west. Women are treated like children in the society, they are rewarded for shallow qualities, and not rewarded, sometimes looked down on when they try to be financially successful and independent. A lot of such women cannot find a partner. Women are kept as emotional children. This is what I think explains the general trend. That does not mean that there are not cases of genuinely idiotic women.

 

Here´s a fantastic interview with a woman who wrote a book on this topic: The Cinderella complex: Women´s fear of independence.

6.       libralady
5152 posts
 17 Aug 2008 Sun 10:48 pm

 

2Quoting tamikidakika

I have no idea why people are so discriminatory against dudus. the reality is crappy women hook up with crappy men. That`s so simple.

 

 100% in agreement there!  If there were no goods (women) there would be no demand (men)!  If women drop their undies at the slightest compliment then sorry, but they only have themselves to blame!  There is a saying, I have mentioned it more than once, relating to women who go to Turkey on holiday (singles) "Leave you brain at the airport and pick up on the way back"  My opinion is that women from my country have created this phenomenon of the Dudu {#lang_emotions_alcoholics}

7.       Trudy
7887 posts
 17 Aug 2008 Sun 11:15 pm

 

Quoting libralady

  My opinion is that women from my country have created this phenomenon of the Dudu {#lang_emotions_alcoholics}

 

 {#lang_emotions_you_smartass}What about German and Dutch women? Don´t take all the ´credits´ for your folks!

 

8.       libralady
5152 posts
 17 Aug 2008 Sun 11:18 pm

 

Quoting Trudy

 {#lang_emotions_you_smartass}What about German and Dutch women? Don´t take all the ´credits´ for your folks!

 

 I did not want to make assumptions !! I suppose we have to add Russian women as well {#lang_emotions_shy}

9.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 17 Aug 2008 Sun 11:18 pm




10.       bydand
755 posts
 17 Aug 2008 Sun 11:20 pm

 

Quoting libralady

 100% in agreement there!  If there were no goods (women) there would be no demand (men)!  If women drop their undies at the slightest compliment then sorry, but they only have themselves to blame!  There is a saying, I have mentioned it more than once, relating to women who go to Turkey on holiday (singles) "Leave you brain at the airport and pick up on the way back"  My opinion is that women from my country have created this phenomenon of the Dudu {#lang_emotions_alcoholics}

 

I agree also. Recent reports suggest that good time girls visiting Mediterranean resorts are more likely to be raped by fellow Britons than locals.

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