January 21st, 2005


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jimbojones
12:33 am - fortunate / unfortunate
Waiting for friends at the bar.

Bellied up to the bar next to cute blonde chick.  Tight cream-colored sweater, face so sweet it makes your teeth hurt.  Oh shit... glass of wine in front of her.  (It's not an absolute disqualification to have a glass of wine in front of you at a cheap bar... but it's not a good sign.)  Also, she's smoking.  Hmmm... makes a big production out of waving smoke away from me, smiling and apologizing.  Lots of teeth in the smile.  Exposing the neck.  Hmm.

She did the apology for the smoking thing again.  Making a big point of it.  Lots and lots of teeth in the smile.  I tell her it's okay, and smile back, but she's making a point of talking about secondhand smoke, and how really she's sorry, or whatever.  Hmmm.  But she keeps turning back to her friend before I can say anything.  A little embarassed?  Hmmm.  The wine glass, though...  hmmm.  This is a cheap bar, and there's that glass of red wine.  Not a good sign.  Oh well, what the hell, discriminating without investigating would be wrong, right?  Wait for the friend she turned to to run out of stuff to say... ah, there we go.  Chubby female friend is fresh tapped out of conversation - opportunity has arrived.

Lean in.  Murmur "so does all that 'secondhand smoke' buy me an invitation?"  She turns, looks happy to be murmured to, but... oh, shit.  She's looking blank...  REALLY blank.  "What?"  Repeat witty comment.  More blankness.  "What?"  SIGH.  "Um.  Hi, I'm Jim."  Couple of minutes of (very) small talk, and drinks for me and my friends have arrived, and "um, I'm going to go over to my friends now."  I'm back five minutes later for more drinks, but when I tell her then that I'd already forgotten her name, her response is a big smile and "that's okay, names are just labels, and labels are so unimportant, don't you think?"

SIGH.

Self-respect can definitely be a handicap.

 
Current Mood: inebriated
Current Music: Digital Underground - the Humpty Hump

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[User Picture] From: sveeb
Date: January 20th, 2005 - 09:39 pm
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A dry dick tonight equating to being able to look in the mirror in the morning is NEVER something to regret.

So saith the man who has followed the other path a few too many times.


 
[User Picture] From: bitchness
Date: January 20th, 2005 - 09:56 pm
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OMG Jim, why do you label yourself by telling people your name for god's sake. It's just so... wrong!



 
From: (Anonymous)
Date: January 20th, 2005 - 10:09 pm
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[User Picture] From: enotnert
Date: January 20th, 2005 - 11:19 pm
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ill agree, that chick had no ass. . .

its sad the cute blonde chick i was check was a lesbian


 
From: (Anonymous)
Date: January 21st, 2005 - 08:35 am
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[User Picture] From: enotnert
Date: January 21st, 2005 - 08:51 pm
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. . . . i did try to date you
:-P


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: January 21st, 2005 - 09:01 pm
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Just for the record, doing the buck-nasty with your mom doesn't really reflect my actual taste in women.


 
[User Picture] From: agentsteel53
Date: January 20th, 2005 - 11:23 pm
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actually names are kinda overrated. They tend to have a very small correlation to what's *really* important.

But yeah, very small talk sucks. Good job on maintaining the self-respect.


 
From: five_speed
Date: January 21st, 2005 - 02:31 am
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Jim, I love you, but I would have definitely smacked you.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: January 21st, 2005 - 06:07 am
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::blinks::

Oh, I guess you mean if I'd Gotten With Dat? Heh, at first I thought you were objecting to the line I opened with. And I was like "sheesh, it's not the most brilliant ever, but it's not that bad..."


 
From: five_speed
Date: January 21st, 2005 - 04:31 pm
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Well, I meant if you forgot MY name, but that too! :)


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: January 21st, 2005 - 04:35 pm
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Hahahaha, well, if you couldn't figure out what that line meant LESS THAN 120 SECONDS after you apologized profusely for submitting me to secondhand smoke, I'd be trying to forget your name. =)

Btw, are you on teh AIM? (I am; and it's on my userinfo page.)


 
From: five_speed
Date: January 23rd, 2005 - 08:08 am
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I don't like AIM. No offense. I deleted it from my computer last year because every time I signed on, I'd get like 5 IMs from people, become caught up in one or two interesting conversations, and then the others would be like, "are you still there? Hello?" And when I had to go, I felt compelled to say goodbye to everyone, which killed another 10 minutes of my life. I don't know what proper AIM etiquitte is, but it just annoyed me too much.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: January 23rd, 2005 - 09:15 am
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heh, no need for apologies - I can even empathize. Sometimes I avoid AIM for weeks at a time.


 
[User Picture] From: che_la_boy
Date: January 22nd, 2005 - 01:18 am
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Okay, so I'm an intellectual snob. So sue me.

Bellied up to the bar next to cute blonde chick... Oh shit... glass of wine in front of her.... Also, she's smoking.

If you're uni's anything like mine with the degree structure, I think you just met your first female first-year commerce student. ;)

face so sweet it makes your teeth hurt... She's looking blank... REALLY blank

Probably majoring in Marketing.


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