Tuesday, September 04, 2007

No words

So, when you are introduced to a guy at a party that you immediately recognize from your past....as in was in your ward 6 years ago and had asked for your number and took you out to lunch and sometimes creeped you out when he made smarmy comments like "So what do you do when your not modeling?" while looking you up and down. And you remind him that you know each other from way back when, while he obviously struggles to recall your face, (or whatever he might find most familiar as he spent a lot of time looking you up and down) and he opens his phone and asks for your number so you can get lunch sometime (still not realizing that this has all taken place before)......what do you do? Well, if you're me, you don't want to embarrass him in front of other people and you give him your phone number. Because, short of running and hiding, you could think of no alternative.

11 comments:

LuLuBelle said...

I wonder if you went to lunch and had the very same conversation he would at least experience some kind of Déjà vu? You could mess with his mind a little. Am I terrible if I think this might be fun?

christina said...

i remember this guy. Wasn't that here?

Remember sarah, you have the righty-ighty-ighty, to just say NO!

Marie said...

I'm passive aggressive. I give out fake numbers in these situations. (Of course, this only works if you're sure you're not going to run into him again.)

If you do end up going out with him again, give him the male equivalent of the eye-undressing: order the most expensive thing on the menu and then ask him all about his job, his income prospects, why he doesn't have an advanced degree, why he doesn't drive a better car,...

Sneakers said...

ewwww, boys have cooties.

Sneakers said...

You are just too nice. Wouldn't it have been just poetic justice to see the look on his face when you explain that he should already have your number?

$teve said...

I agree with Sneakers. Being a man myself, I can take it...and probably try to come up with some witty thing like "Oh, I thought those eyes looked familiar. My bad." Okay, so that wasn't witty...but it was short notice. Just think of it as a free lunch...then you can bring it up in a public place...that isn't in the company of his friends. Your Sainthood may not be far behind...

ThomCarter said...

You should have said.

"We went out years ago, but you may not remember my face because you spent so much time staring at these (while grabbing your chest)."

beans said...

I totally know how you feel. You want to be nice and later on you think of the best "come-back" that you wished you had said. I had a guy ask for my cell phone and I tried every excuse to not give it to him...beating around the bush to be "nice". finally my roommate got on the phone and told him off.

Left-Handed said...

There is nothing wrong with pre-planning for situations like these:

a)memorize a fake phone number
b)"maybe later"
c)"how about you give me your phone number instead"
d)"no thanks"
e)"not now"

I think I am a little passive too.

ThomCarter said...

I think that you should always give Rachel's number out. Even tell them that your name is Rachel. I bet she would love that!!!

Britten said...

Ditto to Marie. Have some crazy fun playing with his mind. I mean, really, what have you got to loose? You're not interested so just be nice but in a "fun" way, ya know? And by that I mean make him feel like the dumb-A he is. Maybe then he'll catah a clue.

I only wish I could have the chance again to go back and humiliate someone but in a nice way. Actually, I just did that last month....