Thursday, February 28, 2008

Creepy? Not Creepy?

On Saturday morning I wandered off down the hill the get some coffees from the best coffee shop in the world, a fairly regular weekend activity, get coffee, catch up on local gossip with the regulars, visit the library, avoid the lovely pastries calling to me from the Greek cafe.

When I was part way down the hill I felt someone walking alongside me, so I turned and looked then moved so he could pass me, however instead of passing he started to talk, well beg really. He asked me out on a date.

"I would like to take you out", he said "I've seen you around a lot and I'd like to take you out for a coffee".

I very nicely said thank you to him and explained that I lived with a woman. "Oh", he said, "is that how you are?".

Doh! I refrained from saying, but instead told him that predominantly yes and most definitely yes at this point in time.

"But I would still like to take you out", he said, "maybe a movie or for a drink sometime".

Again I politely thanked him for asking but declined his kind offer, then carried on my coffee mission laughing to myself thinking I may be old, but I can still pull! I told coffee boy and girl the story which they thought was hilarious and made references to barking and incorrect trees.

When I started the walk home I found myself taking a different route so as to avoid the section of road where he stopped me, and later when I went for a run I again avoided that section of the street. This is the street that I live in.

Now I have found over the intervening days that I am on the alert whenever I'm doing things in my lovely city fringe suburb, looking out for someone watching me. To start with I thought it was amusing and how very brave he was to ask a stranger out, but now I'm having slightly creepy thoughts.

Your thoughts readers?


otter said...

If he approaches you again - creepy
if he doesn't - not so creepy
Good luck with that:)

Cactus Kate said...

Jury is out on that one. He's probably wanting to see how hot your girlfriend is to either a) ask to join in (yawn) or b) rate himself a chance over the girlfriend.

Just introduce him to your kids. That may possibly say "no" louder than you not being interested in his gender!

Anonymous said...

The straight white male view: He may be bi-sexual and doesn't necersarily (damn, I'm losing the ability to spell!) view sexual orientation as being the thing condition upon which all social interaction rests!

Or he could be creepy.


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