Moment #1: I needed to buy some kleenex. As I was looking through the selection, I turned to the shopper beside me and said, "It's impossible to find a manly box of kleenex."
She gave me this killer smile, and said, "Let's see what we can find for you."
As she was rummaging, and showing me some boxes, my shitty self esteem kicked in, and I felt bad for "wasting her time". I grabbed the closest box to me, said, "Here's one!" and fled.
It wasn't until I was halfway home that I realized it may have been a moment!
Moment #2: At Walmart again, I decided to have supper at their McDonalds. I happened to lock eyes with a woman in the line beside me. She said, "You have a great smile. It's really nice."
I managed to croak out, "Thanks so much. You're very kind." while grinning like an idiot. Then I buried my face in my phone so that I wouldn't have to look at her again.
Apparently, I'm not much of a closer.
So Walmart, eh? Maybe that's where I'll start spending my Saturday nights.
The best thing about hitting rock bottom is that everything after that looks fucking fabulous
Armistead Maupin started his book series Tales of the City based on a real-life local Safeway supermarket that had become the hot pick-up spot for singles.
I look forward to your Tales from the Aisles of Walmart.
I get scared when someone does that to me. And I try to escape.
Now, I am trying to consciously just be nice back, and to tell myself the fear is irrational.
[This message edited by Chrysalis123 at 9:44 AM, December 14th (Saturday)]
There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss.
But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.
- Michael J. Fox
Dude - you totally had moments.
Thanking you for the verification, NIK! The problem is that before The Princess, I was always TOTALLY helpless around women. Had lots of female friends, but the second there was a suggestion of something else (even just in my own mind!), it would scare the hell out of me.
So now I just naturally assume that I'm seeing something that isn't there, and don't want to bother the woman in question.
Wouldn't know how to even start bothering her anyhow.
Maybe I should do a google search for "How to approach women"?
Yeah.....you had "moments". Perhaps you are the type of guy that needs a lady to hit you on your head with a club and drag you to her cave.......................
[This message edited by IrishLass518 at 2:18 PM, December 14th (Saturday)]
(You totally had moments there.)
You seem to fall into the latter category. Yes, these are moments.
Everyone knows the banjo is the instrument of love
There are no Walmarts in Australia. Keep your eye on Walmart, dude!
...wait, let me rephrase. Pass, if your luck at Wallie World continues, and you bump into someone that may interest you -- you should consider asking them for an "after shopping" coffee at Micky D's. Gives you a chance to chat a little, decide if you want to ask for her number, and if not you have the "my ice cream is melting" excuse.
"Hey, baby. How about a McFlurry?"
It's been so long I wouldn't know if a guy was interested unless he gave me a power point presentation with a flow chart and even then I would still ask him if he was serious.
In the meantime, the encounters made you feel good, helped ego and is a really positive thing.
The right person will appreciate you, and all the qualities thrown away by the Princess
That's a very nice thing for you to say. Thank you.