Thursday, December 21, 2006

Actual Real Life Happenings (sort of)

The Scene – Work Xmas Do – Last Night

Not nearly as pissed as you might have expected (given the lateness of the hour and the free booze) I got talking to a bloke from another department. We hadn’t spoken before, other than the odd hello if I happened to walk past his desk. It’s all a bit hazy, but here are some of the things he said:

Have you got a boyfriend?
You’re gorgeous.
You’re so confident.
I watch you walk past…
You’re lovely.
It wouldn’t be a good idea for me to kiss you now, would it?

Some things I said:

No I’m not.
Um, I suppose.
But you don’t even know me.
There are an awful lot more attractive women than me around.
I’m actually really nasty.

The conversation went round in circles for a bit, then he went off and I went home.

In the cold fragile light of this morning, I think I may have been a little bit harsh on the bloke. Still, that’s a lot of compliment-action to give to some bint you don’t know, even if you are really pissed.



  • *shakes head sadly*

    By Blogger patroclus, at 12:10 PM  

  • Try using the line I susally get:
    As I start to open my mouth, the woman looks me up and down scornfully and says "Piss off, creep!"
    (True story) …
    By the way, you're gorgeous.

    By Blogger dive, at 12:22 PM  

  • Now he thinks you don't like him and will probably barely manage to catch your eye again because of the excruciating embarassment of having his genes rejected, which indeed is a harsh reward for making you feel wanted...

    By Anonymous U-Man Bean, at 12:36 PM  

  • Act on it, Spin. Otherwise he might be another "one that got away"!...

    By Blogger the whales, at 1:32 PM  

  • Oh dear, Christmas Parties.

    We've all been there.

    One way or the other.

    But hopefully with a bit more savoir faire.

    By Blogger Wyndham, at 6:27 PM  

  • But did you feel the same about him?

    It;s got to be a 2-way street.

    By Blogger looby, at 6:56 PM  

  • Not that I'm shallow or anything but is he good-looking?

    By Blogger rockmother, at 7:48 PM  

  • What patroclus said.

    Never, never, NEVER say anyone is more attractive than you! Not to a man, anyway.

    By Blogger belladona, at 9:43 PM  

  • Did he have a limp or a squint?

    By Blogger realdoc, at 11:43 PM  

  • washefitwashefitwashefit???

    By Anonymous dolly, at 11:52 PM  

  • Haha! Maybe not the most sophisticated way of flirting, but kind of sweet anyway!

    By Blogger Loganoc, at 1:57 PM  

  • Merry Christmas spins. Will you be over here at all?

    By Blogger realdoc, at 5:20 PM  

  • Fuck No Realdoc

    (the only good thing about Stuff I'm Not Blogging About is that I don't have to go back to Nrn Irn this year)



    Hilariously, I ended up in the lift with him this morning. Cue some inconsequential banter and no mention of previous ... stuff.

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 12:25 AM  

  • *didn't*

    By Blogger Tim Footman, at 2:57 AM  

  • May I suggest couple of New Years resolutions???

    Number One:
    When posting about a potential *shag*, please tell us whether you found him lovely to look at or enchanting or charismatic or sexy or amazing.... That way we'll know whether to say (a) Phew! Lucky escape!!! or (b) Wah?!! SNOG HIM!!!

    Number two:
    Flirting lessons. (For obvious reasons I think).

    Merry Christmas Spinny.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:42 AM  

  • GSE here

    I generally find it very hard to remember and put into practice but there is only one answer to a compliment and that is ´thank you´.

    ¿So he wasn´t attractive then?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:26 PM  

  • Go GSE with the Spanish question marks!

    I agree - upon being complimented, say thank you. It took me a long time to learn that.

    By Blogger patroclus, at 6:36 PM  

  • Have a lovely Christmas Spin - Romo xx

    By Blogger rockmother, at 11:09 AM  

  • Yeah, I've learned to "graciously" accept compliments. Not that I get any these days, heh heh.

    Have a great Christmas Spin.

    By Blogger Betty, at 2:33 PM  

  • Spinny,
    Merry Christmas!
    Thanks for many chuckles over the months since I stumbled over your site.

    By Blogger Remiman, at 5:49 PM  

  • Betty, you are gorgeous.


    ¡Spanish keyboards, eh, P!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:04 PM  

  • Just a note to say happy Christmas - have a great next year with hopefully more (quality!) action! (Not for the readers' sakes but for yours of course.)

    By Blogger Loganoc, at 9:16 PM  

    but hell yes, someone fancies you!
    very cool!
    utterly gast flabbed you linked me. thanks for the xmas present! *blush*
    have a wonderful one full of wonderful things, spinny!

    By Blogger First Nations, at 9:43 PM  

  • Happy Christmas, Spin - keep writing please!

    By Blogger the whales, at 10:33 PM  

  • It's over now Spin! Hope it wasn't too bad, and all the best for a top 2007 with fewer distressing family issues and more, er, *action*.

    P xxx

    By Blogger patroclus, at 10:31 AM  

  • trying to catch up on all the back posts and old news, so...

    1. YAY!

    2. you putz. are you sure you're not English? you take self-deprication to new depths.

    By Blogger Chaucer's Bitch, at 1:34 PM  

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