My day began yesterday at the gym and I thought it was going to end at the hairdresser. My dad hijacked my evening which was cool because I am all about daddy daughter time until I decided to go shopping. A man approached me as I was walking to the store. I am so happy that my dad was off somewhere else. The conversation below is what happened.
“Hi,” he held out his hand.
“Hi,” I shook his hand.
“Can I get your number?” he held on to my hand. SIDE NOTE: This isn’t the first time a guy hasn’t let go of my hand after a handshake. It’s weird stop doing it.
I shook my head and I glanced at my hand.
“You know what attracted me to you?”
“No,” I walked away trying to take my hand with me but he wouldn’t let it go.
“Thanks. I am so flattered.” SIDE NOTE: I was lying. I was just being polite.
“I didn’t say anything to flatter you. I just speak the truth.”
“Thank you anyway,” I opened the door and I indicated that he could go first.
“Oh a woman opening the door for a man,” he seemed surprised.
“I have to go.”
“You mean I can’t get your number,” he followed me into the store.
“I’m not looking.”
“Well that’s when you find someone when you’re not looking.”
“I like how you’re following me into the store,” I said sarcastically.
We got into a brief conversation about where we were from.
“Can I get your number? I really want to talk to you,” he grabbed my hand again.
“I’m not looking. Thank you though.”
“Well you’re going to let an angel pass you by.”
“My loss I guess,” I picked up some bake ware.
“I’m an angel that would treat you right.”
He said this a few times and went into this speech about how he was a good guy but I tuned him out with my laughter. I think he thought I was laughing because I was flirting with him but I was laughing because his lines were so lame. It felt rehearsed and disingenuous. He went on his way then I went on my way. I saw him standing at the exit talking to some other woman so I pulled out my phone to call my dad and I saw him out of the corner of my eye following me no doubt to convenience me that he was an angel sent by the heavens to heal my broken heart. He backed off after I said loudly hey daddy.
I wish that single men would abandon the lines and just say hi. Hi normally works when you’re trying to start a conversation with a woman. Just say hi.