Saturday, April 12, 2008

Lesson #5 Took a While to Sink In

I told my friend Cindy (who was as happy as an Eskimo in Miami, with her new boyfriend) what had happened, and she told me to give "The Jukebox" another try. "Don't be so sensitive!" she advised.

So back I went, into the fray. The lights must have been suitably dim this time, because a reasonably pleasant-seeming fellow asked me to dance, shortly after I sat down at a table. He was a good dancer and we chatted between numbers. He told me that he was newly single, as well. We sat at a table and each ordered a beer. We talked some more and then danced some more. I was actually enjoying myself. Then, as we were dancing a slow dance, he whispered into my ear, "Should we go now? Do you want to come with me to my place or should we go to yours?"

I was stunned. "I just met you! I'm not going to go home with you!"

He looked bewildered. "But I thought people come here to hook up with someone."

"Well, yeah, but not that fast! I came here to meet a man, not to be a pickup."

Mutually embarrassed, we drifted away from one another. I finished my beer and went home, but this time I didn't cry. It was time for a new plan.


So I've Been Laid Off said...

you need a thick skin if you're gonna meet people that way. sounds like yours is getting thicker, ms. z.

Dr. Zaius said...

Chocolate cake! Now there is plan worth pursuing.

Ms Smack said...

Wow, that's pretty forward.

Are all guys this demented? It's no wonder vibrator sales are through the roof!

fingers said...

That poor bastard probably went home and blogged his own Rule #4: not all great dances end in great sex...

FranIAm said...

You have a gift here- these pieces are so great Madam Z!

I hang on for your next installment.

In the meantime, I am sorry that you seemed to meet every jerk under the sun.

Madam Z said...

laid off: I can hardly move nowadays, my skin is so thick!

dr z: Whillikers! I wish I had thought of that.

ms s: No, not all guys are that demented. Some are even more so!

fingers: I'm so ashamed. I should have been more sympathetic.

fran: I hadn't met them all yet. There were many more "jerks" to follow...

Catherine said...

Yikes! On a side note - i thought of your blog the other night when I was trying to decide to walk down the dark alley home ( short cut) or take the street - I took the street! Thanks! ha. Cat