Friday, April 21, 2006

The Most Bizarre Thing Just Happened in the Lunch Line

Like, okay, so I was standing in line? At the salad bar? And this guy is in front of me, and he's putting like every single item on his salad, right? And so he says something, and I wasn't listening, and then it becomes clear that he's talking to me, right? So I look over, and I, like, respond, but I respond as if I know him - thinking that he was, like, a former student or something - and then he keeps talking and it's, like, totally obvious that he was never my student and that he thought that I was, like, a student. For real. And I'm, like, pretty sure that he was hitting on me. Or that he was crazy. Whatever.

And then, like, as I was walking back from the cafeteria? You know? And as I approached the door, this guy who was far ahead of me made a point of waiting for me and holding the door for me? Like, what's going on? Is it the pink shirt I'm wearing? Spring in the air? Like, what?

And now back to non-high-school ways of thinking....

7 comments:

negativecapability said...

My favorite thing is getting handed fliers for fraternity foam parties while on my way to take the bus between campuses, often with little winks and "you should really come out"-type comments. It makes me giggle to think that one of these boys might end up in my class next semester and I'll remember is the fact that they were sitting next to a giant blow-up doll in a bikini handing out fliers for a "everyon-gets-leid" party or sume such thing. Hee.

Liz Ferszt said...

Oh yes, I agree with negativecapability. I love it when I'm the pretty girl at the center of everyone's attention...

Optimistic Wolf said...

It's not the weather...it's just you.
If you are in doubt, he was flirting with you. We aren't all that subtle when it comes to things like that (or so I believe).

As an example, upon first read of your blog, my reply was going to be:
"He was crazy alright...crazy for you!"

Fortunately, reason took over because it would have been incredibly embarrassing to put my name to something like that.

Anyway...

I'm just glad you didn't regress to the pre-high school ways of thinking. Otherwise you would be passing him a business card with "Do you like me: Check 'Yes' or 'No'" printed on the back.

Actually, that sounds promising.
Do you think I could special-order those?

Alice said...

You are, like, normal, don't worry! :) My first teaching position was in a middle school and I was size 6 and looked not much older than many of my students (wearing blue jeans, too -- it was Friday). One day, my principal stopped by in a middle of the collaborative activity and looked around for a few moments, obviously confused. She thought I was a student!

D.B. said...

Tell that kid to get onto E-Harmony, stat.

rwellor said...

I had d.b.'s reaction.... (if I read it right)

some guy displays interest in the "meat" world and it is the "most bizarre" thing?

It's actually how many people meet every day. They.. er... they... well... they 'meet' each other..

weird, I know...

Weirder? Sometimes it leads to friendship, or more!

;-p

Dr. Crazy said...

Heya all :) First, it was the most bizarre thing because a) I was totally in my own head and at work and b) when the guy started talking to me I thought it was a former student that I'd forgotten, only later to realize that I had no clue who the guy was. It's not that I am a total weirdo who doesn't know how to interact with people in the "meat" world but that I'm a person who's not used to being hit on in line at the cafeteria at my job. Call me crazy, but that's just not exactly a "meat market" - or shouldn't be.

Other than that, yes, it is nice to feel like people notice you, but it was very strange yesterday as I was really tired and out of it and then there were these two dudes in a row. It's like when I'm the verge of being unconscious I'm wildly attractive or something :P