Tuesday, November 15, 2005

I was wrong. Weird.

An unprecedented event has occurred:

The random from Friday night called me. I kid you not.

The random even has a name- Dwayne, apparently. I find the Alberta-esque asthetic of the name kind of appealing.

"So, were you calling for any particular reason?" I asked him after we made some small chit-chat. I don't like to talk on the phone except with a select few people. Dwayne is not one of those select few people, and I have a nasty cold right now.

"Well, uh. . ." the random seemed confused. "Well, uh, you're sick?" I was already annoyed.

"Yes, yes I am."

"Oh, well, what are you doing this weekend?"

"Not too much."

"Oh." Silence. Seriously, did this guy not plan out what he was going to say before he called me? Was he conversationally challenged? Was this not the perfect segway to ask me out on a date? Or was he just calling to prove me wrong?

I broke the silence, "Did you have something in mind?"

"Uh, not really. Drinks, I guess? Or is this just an outright no?"

Ummm, well, you would actually have to ask me a question for me to give an outright no. "So, you didn't have a plan then?"

"No. I'm a 'fly by the seat of your pants' kind of guy."

"Well, do me a favour. How about you give me a call on Thursday?" Quite frankly, this is the middle of term paper season and the lack of a location, activity, date or time doesn't quite work into my schedule.

"Wait! Do you want me to actually have something planned?"

"I'll talk to you on Thursday. Bye."

I need to start preparing my A-list material now. I want to make this guy feel as awkward as possible. When I was living in Edmonton, I used to make new boys in my life play with my iguana just to see how they'd react. Right now though, that's obviously not an option. Maybe introducing my roomates is the next best thing?


  1. Anonymous8:51 PM

    Is this one a possible keeper, or are you going to try and scare him away? I mean, I'm as horribly conversationally challenged as it comes when women are involved, but even I can do better than this.

  2. Do you think he is going to call again on thursday?! I hope so, I want an update as soon as he does.
    Getting a phone call when you weren't expecting one, is always nice, as akward/ annoying as it may have been, you little maneater u

    ps. feel better soon

  3. Haha, you're mean. Of course, I mean this as a compliment.

  4. Andrew- I don't try to scare any boys away. I merely test their wits and ability to withstand pressure, that's all.

    Mon- The strange thing is, I think I'm just kind of annoyed by the whole thing. Yet, I somehow feel obligated to go out with drinks with the guy. Weird, no?

    Adrian- Thanks team. I'm here for your entertainment.

  5. From where I'm standing, head games suck. I tend to avoid people that engage in them like the plague. Give it to me straight, or just keep it to yourself.

    Just my two-cents-Canadian...

  6. Rev: Ah, I suppose I should clarify. My brother accused me of this same practice a while back, after he saw me in action, and I had to explain this same thing to him.

    Basically, I give guys a hard time, because that's the type of personality I have. If they don't get it the first time around ("it" being my sense of humour) chances are, they'll never get it. And if they don't like my sense of humour, they won't like me. So why waste time in figuring that out? Why not put it all out into the open?

    For me, playing head games would be pretending to be something that I'm not. For instance, if I went out on a date with this guy and was exceedingly nice and sweet, or pretended to be ditzy, that would just be deceptive. Because that's not the person I am.

    As for 'head games' I refuse to play them. I don't even know how to play hard to get. If I'm interested in someone, I'm interested in someone. If I'm not, I'm not. And they'll know either way. I also have a problem with lying, in the sense that I refuse to do it.

  7. Fair enough. It was the "make this guy feel as awkward as possible" that made me cringe.