A respectable single girl doesn't have the time for losers, least of all ones named "Victor."
I am volunteering for the Red Cross and was a a blood drive when one of the guys who works there started getting a little flirtatious. He stopped by the registration area quite few times to see how we were doing. He even bought dinner for me. Don't go wild, people, I asked him for a kid's meal when he offered. He certainly qualifies as a big spender! Haha.
He even said he already knew what kind of drink I wanted as he stopped by my car when I needed to get my jacket. It gets cold at night in California. Last night it dipped to the 50s and today it's only in the 60s and cloudy.
Victor: I'm trying to guess what color yours eyes are.
Savvy: Oh, that depends.
Victor: Are they blue or are they green?
Savvy: They change with what I'm wearing.
Victor: I would have to be a little closer.
Savvy: We'll see what can be arranged.
Victor: So do you ever go and get a drink with people spontaneously?
Savvy: Sometimes. It depends on the person and the situation.
Victor: So, you can tell alot about a person from what's in their car.
Savvy: Oh? What can you tell about me.
Victor: I can tell you really like music. You like Diet Dr. Pepper. You like Depeche Mode. What was their really big album?
Savvy: Violator. 8 million copies worldwide. First band to fill the Rose Bowl in 1989. Oh, and most of those bands gave me their CDs to review.
Victor: That's right, you said you write about music.
Savvy: What else can you tell? Did you miss anything?
Victor: Oh, is that your phone in there? It must not be important to you.
Savvy: Oh, that's a second line.
Victor: So, it's your player phone.
Savvy: My what?
Victor: Player phone, players have two lines.
Savvy: No, it's my used to live in New York phone and I still have the number. It's not even charged.
Savvy: Did you notice I drive stick.
Victor: Yes, I noticed that.
Savvy: Yeah right.
Victor: Most girls don't drive stick.
Savvy: Most guys don't even drive stick nowadays.
Victor: No, most guys do.
Savvy: Not anymore, most people in general drive automatic.
Through the course of the next few hours, conversation continued similarly with him telling me he thought I was funny or whatever nonsense. He slipped me his phone number on a post-it note. At home later I regrded the post-it and wondered about it. A man who so easily slips a phone number on a post it might also slip something less desirable onto a post-it note. Instead of the prearranged meeting time of 10:30, he called at 10:38.
Savvy: Hey, I'm really tired and I was wondering if we could reschedule.
Victor: Well, to be honest, no. Let me tell you how it is with me. It's usually about like this where I never know what time I get off work really because we have stuff to do, and then sometimes I have to go in really early like at 5 which means I have to get up at 3 so I never know.
Savvy: Really? Sounds terrible. Is it hard to have friends? It just seems like it would be.
Loser: well, yes, a little. But that's how it is, so I really can't reschedule. How do you feel about that.
Savvy: It doesn't exactly make me feel special. Umm, I don't really play games. So I'm going to lay it out for you. You're telling me you can't meet anytime but tonight and it's late. I've only ever heard that a man who wants to meet up late for a drink is up to no good. So it makes you sound like a jerk and I don't have time for that. I already told you I'm looking for something, but only with the right person.
Loser: Well, when you put it that way.
Savvy: Besides, it's the suburbs, most things are closed by now.
Loser: There are things open, you just have to be creative. But aren't you ever spontaneous? Do you have to have everyting planned?
Savvy: No, I don't have to have everything planned, but if I know that I'm meeting up with my friends around 9, I know that one of them will be there around 9 even if all them can't make it at 9. If you were the one that were late, that's fine because you'd only be one out of a group. Plus, it's late right now. If it were early, I wouldn't mind as much. Like say if you thought you were getting off at 6 but it turned out the be 7.
Loser: You offered it to me. It sounded exciting to meet uptonight.
Savvy: Oh? I offered it to you?(This must be how players try to turn it around.)
Loser: Yeah. Obviously we had a misunderstanding. You were flirting with me all day and I was thinking I should flirt with you. And then when you suggested getting together for a drink after work I thought that I could do that and it sounded exciting.
Savvy: Oh, you flirted. You were talking about my eyes and I remember you were the one who suggested meeting spontaneously for drinks by my car because you asked if I ever do that. I was trying to make it easy for you because it seemed like you thought I was cute.
Loser: I can't see what the difference is between 10:30 and 11 is.
Savvy: It's very different. It's late. I'm tired. I thought we were meeting at 10:30 not talking about meeting at 10:38 and now you're telling me that you're not even done so then we won't meet for even later?
Loser: I still don't see the difference.
Savvy: Well I do. And I'm not seeing how it's worth my time.
Loser: Can I call you back in about 10 minutes? I'm still not done here.
By that time it was past 11. He actually did call back in about 10 minutes but I couldn't understand anything he said because it was distorted via Bluetooth. I shouldn't have bothered to pick up. I barely understood him say that he would call me another time when he could talk and when reception was better.
I thought, 'please don't, Loser.' And I was thinking of people asking me where I go that I meet these jerks cause it must be someplace sleazy, right? I volunteer for the Red Cross.
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