Sunday, August 12, 2007

So You Think You're a Romeo

I took this at the State Fair last Summer. I know, I know, I need to take a more photos this week.

It's no surprise to anyone, especially me, that I'm not even close to ready to start dating again. What did seem odd to me, was that I'm not really ready to even flirt with guys yet. It probably didn't help that both the boys who hit on me on Saturday night were in their early twenties. I'd be a lot more flattered by that, if I weren't old enough to know that it's about as difficult to get hit on by a drunk twenty year old boy as it is by a prison lifer - it's not that I was hot, it's just that I was handy.

The hipster sound guy, who was the more aggressive of the two, followed me around for a while. He generously offered me cigarettes (but never asked me whether I smoked) and showed me how to tell if a band was rocking hard enough, by placing my hand just above a beer bottle to feel the vibrations. I'm definitely a girl who likes a good parlor trick. After a while he said, "Well, I think I'm going to get ready to go soon..." and looked expectantly at me. Lord knows, I hate to be a bitch...Wait, that isn't always true, but I don't like hurting people's feelings. I just wasn't going to tell the boy what he wanted to hear, so I shook his hand and said it was nice to meet him. Apparently, that was somehow insulting or mean or I don't know what, because he turned away and huffed off without even finishing his beer.

When the band stopped playing, I found my friend T., who is much smarter about these things than me and very funny, and who awesomely made me laugh several times throughout the evening by yelling, "Tits!" as loudly as possible in between songs. I posed this question to her, "Hey, if a guy tries to ride your jock all night and then says to you, 'Well, I think I'm going to get ready to go soon', all expectant and shit, what would you say to him?" And T. answered,

"I'd say, 'Okay. Have a nice night.'" So, then I didn't feel as bad. Thank god, I have girlfriends to help me maneuver through the tricky stuff. You know?


Babybull40 said...
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Babybull40 said...

oopss my spelling is off... I thought up a new saying.. you can use it it when needed... TTFON

Ta Ta Fuck Off Now.. It might already be used as a deterrent for those young stallions that try to bite off more than they could chew...

Tara said...

I'd do the same thing you did; shake his hand and tell him to have a good-night. I wonder if he's had any luck with that expectant look of his in the past?

not fainthearted said...

Awww, the expectant puppy-dog eyes! How cuuuuuuttte.

I'd pretty much say/do the same thing. He's got to own his own reaction, you know?

Churlita said...


I'll definitely have to try that next time.


He may have. He was kind of conventionally attractive, so the young girls are probably charmed by him.


It was weird. I walked away from him a couple of times, and he kept finding me. That's why I thought it was weird that he was so offended when I said, "so long".

Dagromm said...

Give yourself some credit. You got hit on for being hot and handy. If you were handsy then you would have been the trifecta!

Payne's Gray said...

I think you were more than nice enough to him given his behavior. I don't even remotely understand how he thought that was going to work.

l.b. said...

I would say you handled him perfectly! That fellow's belief that persistance and being adorable are a sure thing needs to be rocked every now and then.

l.b. said...

My word verification in my comment above begain f-u...seemed appropriate somehow....

Stepping Over the Junk said...

that is very very funny. "Okay. Have a good night!". Heh heh.

I love that photo.

Come for a visit east, I will hook you up with a clamdigger. They are HOT.

Remiman said...

I never wanted a drink after a bender and a wicked hangover either.
Most guys think they have the answer for every girls problems.
And then they realize "too soon old. too late smart"

evil-e said...

I go to shows to hang out and check out bands, personally. I really do not like trying to take on new people when I cannot hear.

Next time some dude tries that stale old move, tell him this: "and not a minute too soon, it looks like it is past your bed time"

I have nothing against girls in their early twenties, but I will not date them. They do not even remember Star Wars in theaters.

Churlita said...


Oh, I'll have to try harder next time. I want to be a trifecta.

Payne's Gray,

I'm sure it worked on someone before and it will probably work on someone else again.


F-U is always appropriate on my blog.


If I had the money, I'd be visiting you tomorrow.


That quote couldn't be truer.


I don't go more than about 7 years in either direction. I couldn't date someone who didn't know my pop culture references.