tick, tick, tick...
It was frustrating to watch that slow, slow progression until 5:00 o'clock but finally it would arrive.
tick, tick, tick.
On the final 'tick', we would close up our desks and run to our cars to get our stuff.
Four giggling 18 year olds in the company bathroom could get pretty loud but it didn't slow us down as we stripped off our conservative work clothes and shimmied into our hot pants and micro-mini dresses and slid our feet into our high, high platform shoes.
Eyeliner and mascara were applied with wild abandon. Some of us, the wild and trendy girls among us, applied pale blue nailpolish to match the color on our eyelids and added white lipstick with hands shaking in excitement.
And thirty or forty minutes later, just as our boss was knocking on the bathroom door telling us he wanted to leave NOW, we emerged.
Decked out and dazzling and ready to Disco!
Nothing says night life in rural Ohio like 6:30 pm on a Friday night at the disc club in the big city of Youngstown, Ohio.
As fast as our platform clad feet could carry us we scurried to the appointed drivers car and piled in...giggling and careful not to snag our fishnet hose.
We chattered and squealed with delight when Donna Summer or the Bee Gees came on the radio. And sang along...loudly, badly and knowing every word and inflection in the song perfectly.
As the driver struggled to find a parking place in the already crowded parking lot, the rest of us dragged out our compacts and plastered on more matte face powder and lipstick.
We were hot babes tottering on our platform shoes...teetering on the edge of being "for real" grown ups.
We entered the smoke filled disco in a cloud of Love's Baby Soft and Wing Song perfume and the mirrored balls dazzled us immediately as the heavy beat of the KC and the Sunshine Band started its magic.
That magnetic beat always stopped us in our tracks for at least thirty seconds, before it grabbed us and twirled us and made us move...
We bumped, we twirled and suddenly...we were dancin' yea.
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