January 13th, 2006

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01:36 am - battin' .500 and feeling fine
I managed to catch G for a brief moment-without-an-audience today, and said "Hey... normally I make it a rule not to hit on customers, but - would you like to go to dinner with me sometime next week?"  Her smile lit up the whole service bay, and she said "I'd love to... but I have a husband."  Hahaha, dammit, maybe the ring disappeared because a jeweler is soldering it to a wedding band for her or something.  Oh well.

We chatted for a few minutes about personal stuff before I left.  No awkwardness at all, and that radiant smile just wasn't going away.  I think that's the first time I've ever gotten turned down for a date and had it make my day... husband or no, I'm still glad I asked. =)

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[User Picture] From: lindapendant
Date: January 13th, 2006 - 12:57 pm
Aha ! Now I get it ! I was wondering what the heck you were referring to with the comment you left to my entry yesterday.

I got to thinking how it was that I had often made friendships with certain guys at my office, took them up on their offers for lunch or the odd drink at the end of the day, but not this guy, and not a few others I've met over the years. The difference is the sparks that fire off and threaten a potential inferno the second you lay eyes on certain people. It's like having your favorite meal placed in front of you when you're starving, and you know you know that if you have even the most minute taste of it, you're not going to be able to stop until it's been completely consumed.

She didn't reject you, she may have feared you. :]

[User Picture] From: lindapendant
Date: January 13th, 2006 - 12:59 pm
- one you know :/

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: January 13th, 2006 - 01:23 pm
Took me a minute to figure this out - at first I thought you were saying you were one that feared me. ;)

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: January 13th, 2006 - 01:22 pm
Oh I definitely didn't feel rejected. =)

[User Picture] From: wanton_bliss
Date: January 13th, 2006 - 02:25 pm
You get kudos for cajones and subsequent graceful recovery, which is to say you didn't shout "I wouldn't have dated you anyway, shrew! IN YOUR FACE!"

Because that's what most of my friends would do.

They don't date much for thirty year olds.

[User Picture] From: freakout
Date: January 13th, 2006 - 05:36 pm
You know, I "have a husband" too. Does she actually live with/have a relationship with this husband, cause why else would she say "I'd love to." Something's fishy about this, because it seemed like she was hitting on you just the other day. This deserves investigation! I bet she's still technically married and afraid to date anyone while she still has that label. WEIRD.

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: January 13th, 2006 - 05:47 pm
I know exactly what you mean, but I really don't think that's the deal. She made it crystal clear that she'd really like to but couldn't. I didn't get any impression at all of "and that sucks so much because my 'husband' is a boat anchor," (and I am unfortunately all too familiar with that nuance), just "I really like you, it's a damn shame I'm taken."

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