There’s a gas station/convenience store near where I live. I’m sure it’s convenient for a lot of people, but it’s super convenient for me because it’s on my way to work.
Back in my pre-Whole30 days, I would often stop there in the mornings to pick up my version of caffeine, a Coke or Mountain Dew, depending on how groggy I was when I left the house. But now that I’ve kicked my caffeine addiction (thanks, Whole30), I no longer need to stop for those things.
But I do find myself wanting to stop. And I do, some days. I’ll get a bottle of juice if the mood strikes me.
Why would I do this? I could easily get lots of juice from the grocery store. Probably for a lot cheaper. Well, my friends, like most of these tales that point out my single status in the title, it’s all because of a girl.
That’s right. A girl. This is stupid.
So there’s this girl that works at the convenience store. She’s very attractive and appears to be age appropriate. She has a nice smile and, this morning, her hair was in a ponytail. I don’t know what it is about a ponytail, but that just about does it for me. Oh, and her eyes. Not to wax poetic or anything, but they kind of sparkle.
The downside? She has the personality of a brick.
Look, I’m not the best when it comes to pulling conversations with strangers out of thin air. But I’m not horrible at it, either. I’ve tested the waters with this girl. It’s like there’s nothing there. I’ve delivered some pretty funny stuff in her presence and gotten not a single laugh.
I know it’s not my sense of humor. Because, let’s face it, I’m hilarious.
It’s not fair for me to say she’s got the personality of a brick. Maybe that’s just how she is with total strangers. Maybe, around friends, she’s the life of the party. Come to think of it, that’s how some people might describe me. Maybe not life of the party, but definitely more personality with friends than without.
It’s possible that she’s intimidated when I’m around because she’s super attracted to me. It’s not probable, but it is possible.
So I ask, readers with more game than myself, how would you approach someone you’re attracted to in a public setting? Would you try to strike up a conversation? Should I lead with something along the lines of, “So, gas prices are back up…”?
I don’t see the gas prices comment leading to a lasting relationship. But you never know.