The Awkward Pick Up
An interesting event happened to me last night that changed me in a deep and profound way for many minutes thereafter.
Last night I was sitting alone reading a book at a Latin culture event I was attending.
As I was sitting and reading my book, a beautiful woman kept looking at me from across the room. Of course I was flattered and gave her a smile back. Although, I didn’t speak her native language, I was pretty sure as to what was being communicated between us.
She started walking over to me, and it was just like something out of a movie. Time seemed to stand still as her hair billowed in the cooling breeze of the air compressor I was sitting on.
Her lips parted and she spoke, “Hi my name is Carmen. I hope this isn’t awkward, and I never do this, but I was wondering if you would like to...
My thoughts raced, "Like to? You would like to what? Have my number? Bear my children? Slow dance to the gentle purr of the air compressor? What?"
After what seemed to be a very long and pregnant pause, she said, “I was wondering if I could set you up with my MOM?"
To which I responded, “I would love to go out with you. Wait. What? Your mom? Whaaaa?”
I just stood there in silence, and told her I would have to think about it. I think my reaction must have been a physical manifestation of the air escaping from a birthday balloon.
What the heck people? I know I may not look like a twenty year old, but I know for darn sure, I am not to a point where I look like I should be set up with someone’s mom.
OK,Your silence is deafening.
It doesn’t matter what you think, I am still confident in my ability to attract people of my same age group.
This whole event has made me really made me rethink what kind of a vibe I am sending out to people. Maybe wearing a cardigan and smoking a pipe is not appropriate attire for my men in my age group.
I may need to pick up a bottle of Oil of Olay and Spanx on my way home tonight.