Bound and Gagged Guy
By ice rivers
Unless you are a very secure person, don't come bound and gagged to a straight bar on Halloween night. Of course, you may not have a choice in the matter.
I saw a bound and gagged guy at such a bar many Octobers past.
At the time we arrived, the bound and gagged guy was sitting in his chair on the bandstand next to the keyboard player. Like most at the bar, I didn't notice him at first. He was just sitting there. Tommy Tron pointed him out to me "look at the bound and gagged guy on the stage."
Aside from the binding and the gagging, the bound and gagged guy looked remarkably normal. His clothes fit well and he was neatly dressed. Aside from being bound and gagged his normalcy bordered upon invisibility. In the midst of the raging party, bound and gagged guy, was a calming influence, sorta.
"How long has he been there", I asked Tommy Tron.
"He's been here since I got here but he's only been THERE for about ten minutes. Before that he was in the middle of the dance floor for quite awhile. At one point all the women in the place were dancing around him like native girls preparing a testosteronic sacrifice in the name of Andromedan revenge while the guys remained at their tables pounding and watching."
The dancing was furious that night and got even more so when Wild Bill walked in. I pointed out the bound and gagged guy to Bill. He nodded in approval. We began to drink and dance and bullshit and forgot about the bound and gagged guy.
When we looked up, he was no longer on the bandstand. Somebody had moved him atop the bar where he sat taking everything in and being taken in by anyone paying attention. The gag prevented him from drinking unlike the crowd clamoring around him.
The next time I saw him, about fifteen minutes later, he was seated in the middle of the mens room between the sinks, urinals and stalls. Everybody including me said "hello, how's it goin" to the bound and gagged guy as we walked by to make our deposits. He nodded his head up and down, indicating that things were goin' great.
I went back to the table to join Tommy and Bill and Caroline and Lynn and Bruce and Kay. We drank and danced some more. Caroline disappeared for a moment and came back with the news that the bound and gagged guy was now sitting in the ladies room where once again he was the hub of an all female dancing,flashing wheel.
The night was nearing last call. The band announced last song as they carried bound and gagged guy onto the stage where he got a sitting ovation.
The band finished. The bar closed. Halloween was over. One of the best evah. We climbed into the taxi and pulled away. The last thing we saw as we departed was the bound and gagged guy....sitting in his chair in front of the bar.
God knows where his night went from there.