October 21, 2005

What's The Worst That Could Happen?

OK, I've not had a proper angst post in a while now. Today though, I had a proper angst-worthy experience.

It all starts this morning. I awoke with that "mmm, I like warm Saturday lie-ins", only then to hear the damn builders making a house building noises next door. "Hmm strange, since when did they work on Saturdays…", I mused, "Hang on, it's not Saturday… shit shit shit!" I grab the clock and see that I do have just enough time to shower and eat before dashing to the bus stop. (This did involve playing "Jenga" with the pile of clean dishes to get a bowl and then shaking the very last drop of milk onto my Cheerios.)
So far, so good – Surprisingly, I was in a really good mood! Listening to some up-beat, happy, drum-n-bass and smiling to myself on the bus. I got on to campus with time to spare and had a relatively interesting concurrent programming lecture.

At this point I need to rewind to last Saturday night at Vapour…
I was having a good time dancing away like a crazy person, as per usual (shout out to Sean and co!). The out of blue some random girl nicks the hat/visor thing I'm wearing off my head! I'm mildy annoyed by the audacity, but she and her friend were pretty cute, so I let it slide. After a while I decided to get it back, but in the (possibly drunken) confusion, I end up dancing with them instead. In particular, dancing with girl who we shall name 'X' for the purposes of this post. Her friend, girl 'Y', was there with boyfriend Joe who seemed like a safe guy. So anyway, we're all having a good time and at about 01:50 we decide to all head back to theirs (on campus) for a while. I stayed round there for a while talking to various randoms, drinking Gin & orange and generally having a laugh. Come about 02:15 I realise I really have to get back to Leamington, so say good bye and get the bus home. (I swear Stagecoach keep changing to price of the night bus, or the drivers are just making it up!)

OK, now fast forward a few days. Sarah says I should go back round and say hello to X, ask her out or something. I was not convinced, but got the old "what's the worst that could happen?" So today I decided what the hell! Go round and see if she wants to go for coffee. Here is a rough transcript of the conversation.

(ring door bell)
Random Girl: Hello..
Me: Hi, is 'X' in?
Random Girl: Which 'X'? Blonde hair 'X' or brown hair 'X'?
Me: Brown hair.
Random Girl (to people in kitchen): Is 'X' in?
Various voices: Dunno/Maybe../Think so. yea
Random guy (who I can't see): My 'X'?
(Me – internal monologue: erm….)
Random Girl: (shouts up stairs) 'X'!
(sounds of doors and footsteps)
(X walks down stairs)
Me: Er, Hi, dunno if you remember me, but we met last Saturday at the union.
X: (momentary puzzlement) Oh yea, Hello!
Me: So, I've just skipped a lecture and was wondering if you fancied getting a coffee or something?
X: Oh, um, I can't really. I've got a load of work to do.
Me: A first year with lots of work! How come?
X: Well my boyfriend has been visiting, so I've not been doing much work lately. Trying to catch up now.
(Me – internal monologue: oh wonderful…)
Me: Ah, OK, that's cool. Well I'll let you get back to it then. See you round maybe.
X: Yea OK. Drop by any time.
Me: Sure, well, bye then.
X: See ya.
(I leave)

As I'm walking back to the bus stop I can't help but smile to myself. I must really suck at reading people who I meet. However, given the same situation I would probably still do the same thing. Unless every nice girl I meet actually has a boyfriend already, in which case I'm screwed…

The day is not over yet! I'm sure I can screw up things even more…
What's the worst that could happen?! :D :D

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  1. Respect!

    21 Oct 2005, 15:14

  2. You had the bollocks to go round there and do something about it. Good for you. I'd never have the courage to do that.

    21 Oct 2005, 15:26

  3. It's probably for the best, I don't think I could go out with someone called X, what if you break up? She'd then be "My Ex, X".

    21 Oct 2005, 17:33

  4. Well that makes about as much sense as… well, I don't really have a good simile; let me just say I read it the same way as you, so it's clearly not just you who doesn't 'get it'! Bah.

    22 Oct 2005, 01:16

  5. I blame Sean for flagrant misuse of poetic license. Let's all blame Sean.

    22 Oct 2005, 18:01

  6. Much respect for going round to see her. OK so it didn't happen this time (like your Tag says, Damn Females! lol) but it was worth a shot.

    22 Oct 2005, 21:18

  7. Feel free to spread the use of the "damn_females" tag!

    Cheers for all the "respect" comments guys! Makes me not feel like such a loser! :D

    22 Oct 2005, 21:40

  8. Oi!


    24 Oct 2005, 17:51

  9. Sarah wrote:
    bq. I blame Sean for flagrant misuse of poetic license. Let's all blame Sean.

    Methinks nobody's convinced – what are you talking about, crazy woman? ;)

    24 Oct 2005, 18:05

  10. Aaron Brethorst

    Hey, just a quick comment. Seattle is well–known for having an abysmal dating scene, and I have had any number of occurences along the lines of what you describe. The best piece of advice that I can give you is to not look to that one girl as the object of your affection, but instead remember that one cute girl will probably have many cute female friends, some of whom may be single. Befriend the first, and she'd probably be more than happy to set you up with a friend at some point :–)


    19 Jun 2006, 06:16

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