The Single Guy vs. Convenience

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.

10 thoughts on “The Single Guy vs. Convenience

  1. “The downside? She has the personality of a brick.” I literally said “Damn it” outloud when I finished reading that line. I had high hopes for wherever this post about the girl with the sparkly eyes was going… Now I’m sad.

    What don’t you tell her that she’s the brightest star in the Milky Way and then slide the candy bar across the counter? I think a candy bar pun would/should speak to anyone.

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  2. “I’m single, you’re single…isn’t that convenient.” That pun could go one of three ways. Good, bad, or to the police station. But that’s my only suggestion haha. I was gutted when I read the personality of a brick line.

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  3. I’m running with the notion she’s intimidated by your magnificent awesomeness. I always go with that, though. It’s my trademark explanation for almost all social rejection, including my two divorces.

    More seriously, you’re description of her reminds me of someone I once knew who was good enough looking to have not been out of place in a glamorous dress walking a red carpet in Hollywood with the stars. She had a sense of humor, but it was not one that I shared with her. So my jokes always fell flat. Consequently, I thought she was indifferent to me. It turned out though that as we got increasingly familiar with each other (we worked together), she started to seek me out on breaks and such to chat with me. We became friends for awhile until she moved out of town. So I guess that might be a little bit like your situation in the sense that, at this point, you’re not yet in place to really tell what the girl thinks of you. Does any of that make sense?

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    • Definitely makes sense. Though I don’t think my seeing her only for a couple of minutes a couple days a week will lead to a lasting friendship. But I will be stopping there tomorrow morning on the way to work. So, we’ll see what happens πŸ™‚


  4. I fell out when I read that she has a personality of a brick. That was so unexpected… haha. But maybe completely unfair, too. Is she deaf? Does she just hate her job? Is she an undercover CIA agent? Lots of possibilities out there. Or maybe she’s just eye candy for you.

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