Contact"You look different."
"Perhaps it's the glasses. You haven't seen me in these yet."
"Perhaps.. or perhaps it's because you've been in the jungle for so long that it's changed you."
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A guy tried to pick me up at the mall the other day. I noticed him and his buddy noticing me but then I had veered off into the girly shops. When our paths crossed the second time, he came up to me and said,
"I need to talk to you" (in a rather commanding tone)
Because I am polite (well, most of the time), I stopped and said, "ok, what's up?"
"Err... My name is Eddy" he placed his right hand on his chest, "what's your name?"
"Um, it's Cayce"
"Where are you from, Cayce?"
"From here -- I'm local" [duh]
"Where do you live?"
Ok, politeness is over. This is getting creepy. As we were talking, I noticed that his friend had moved away, as if to disassociate himself from the scene. On the other side of the mall, another group of guys was intently watching us, probably to see whether this ruse to pick up girls is working.
It was not.
I politely said that I was sorry but I don't normally talk to strangers. He was graceful enough to say, "oh ok -- have a nice day".
The funny bit is that a month ago, I was kinda wishing that guys would approach me with reasonably intelligent conversation, rather than the usual TWEETTWEET! WHEEWHOO! OI!OIIIIII!! and other inane non-actual words that local guys utter to show their appreciation for a girl. Migod, they're such Romeos.
I mean, like that cute guy walking down the Main Bazaar whom I briefly exchanged eye contact with -- oh baby, I'd tell you where I live.
Well, not really.
Anyway, I appreciate the attempt but you gotta have something to go on besides demanding to know where the girl lives. Stalkerish-much? After all, one of the easiest ways to start a conversation with a stranger is to ask for directions.
So what would you do when you see a girl/guy who catches your eye, walking down the street?
[Me: I'd just exchange brief eye contact with them but I don't think I've ever purposely talked to a stranger just because I think they're cute -- it's much too embarrassing! Yeah... I can talk the talk...]