Well, maybe that isn’t entirely true. I believe someone was trying to pick me up today. I’m pretty sure, anyway. I used to just think men were being friendly but my husband and sons tell me that these guys are “hitting on me”. Would’ve thunk it?
Today I was at a highway rest area walking my dog (about 90 pounds). A truck driver came up to me with his “alleged” dog (about 3 pounds – max). This guy was definitely trying to flirt with me. He was very nice, (older, scruffy – well, okay dirty) and we talked a bit. His pretend dog peed on my foot. I was not impressed and Mr. Friendly quickly scooped up the mangy mutt and headed back to his big rig. Thankfully there was an outdoor hose where I could hose down my sandal and foot.
Just a few days ago I stopped to get some bait to take on a fishing trip with my sons and oldest granddaughter. A nice (elderly, scruffy – well, okay, dirty looking – notice a trend?) man attempted to engage me in conversation in the store. On our way to the car (I was with my younger son, Lefty) the gentleman stopped me in the parking lot and attempted, again, to engage me in a prolonged conversation. I was polite, and friendly, but did not encourage him. Lefty was beside himself in the car, snickering and he finally tapped the horn to rescue me from the clutches of my new-found fishing buddy.
Once when grocery shopping a gentleman followed throughout the store asking me questions about produce, cooking, movies, my phone number, etc. etc. I, innocently, thought he was just friendly. Lefty was with me that time, too. He still gets a kick out of telling the story of my grocery store stalker and how clueless I was as to his intentions.
In a bar, the drunkest man in the room will want to dance with ME. When out with single friends, men will come up to me and strike up a conversation, leaving the singletons to entertain themselves. I really don’t think I’m giving off a vibe that says “I’m available” so I don’t know what to think about unsolicited attention. My husband, Sweet Cheeks, says it is because I am relaxed, friendly, funny, approachable – obviously comfortable and not trying to impress anyone (?). I’m not even sure what I think about that comment. But I do like it when HE flirts with me.