It’s confirmed: I’m unattractive.
I took CalTrain up from San Jose to go to the Giants game with Tap, and of course I had to take it back down. Well, it was standing room only on the train and there I was, in two layers of clothing after having sat in the sunny bleacher section for almost three hours. This extremely attractive brunette with freckles came up next to me and was carrying a book with her. I was about to make an offhand remark about the game to try and break some ice, but she started reading almost immediately. Now, I’ve read on trains before and the last thing I want is for someone to interrupt me. I took a look at the title of the book and I was absolutely floored; she was reading the latest W. E. B. Griffin. This was definitely a huge moment for me, because like only one other person on this planet that I know reads him, and on top of which, it’s like really unusual (to me) that a woman would read him. He’s the military/political thriller version of Hemmingway; overt masculine writing and perspective.
I’ve not yet read the book she was reading. Elated and with a lot of patience, I waited until we drew near to her stop, so I knew she’d interrupted herself to ask, “Pardon me for asking, but I was wondering how you were liking [the title] so far?”
She took one look at me, up and down, wrinkled her nose and turned around.
I didn’t ask for a name or a number, I was geniunely curious. Griffin’s latest stuff has been hit or miss, and I wanted to know if the book was worth it. She was halfway through it, already, so I figured she could at least help me out. Griffin’s hardbacks are not cheap 😉
Anyway, so either my Giants fanboy costume, size, face, looks, smell, or pathetic attempt to speak were wholly repulsive.
Oh, and the Giants lost, too. Wonderful day. How was yours?
Or she was just a rude bitch. JESUS. Manners, much?
Or maybe she thought I was line-slinging…
Even if she did, there’s no call for that kind of attitude. I’d chalk it up to the fact that she’s a cow who thinks the world revolves around her, and don’t take it personally.
Yeah. She was pretty unattractive to me right after, but I couldn’t help but feel like I’d trespassed on her personal space by talking to her.
I mean, I try to look at things from the perspective of others, and if I had a sweaty creepy-looking overweight Hispanic guy suddenly start talking to me for no reason… well, actually I’d talk back at the least. Of course, there’s no romantic implication for me, there.
Nah, she was just a bitch. if someone can be that rude to you without even knowing you, it was really no one’s fault/problem but her own. I’m anal about being on the bus and having people STFU, but I would never be like that.
Exactly. If she wasn’t an uptight snobbish cow, she’d at least have said ‘It’s good’ and gone back to reading. As she didn’t, I’d chalk it up to totally her and not you.
Man. I HATE rude people so much.
I appreciate it, Maggie. Thanks. 🙂
Nothing to thank me for. I’m being honest.
If it had been me, I’d probably just not say anything (or give any facial expressions) and just go right back to reading.
But then, I was always shy about people talking to me on trains and such when I was little, and my mother then afterwards drilled it into my head I wasn’t supposed to talk to strangers, so… even though that was decades (heh) ago, it still sticks. I’m not used to talking to random strangers.
The nose wrinkle thing, that sucked, though.
The only thing missing from the nose wrinkle was a scoff, and then I would’ve been back in freshman year of high school 😉
That’s because you’re so approachable.
That’s a nice thing to hear 🙂 But I think that type of behavior on her part is way worse than unapproachable. It’s one thing to give one word answers and avoid eye contact and drop not-so-subtle hints, but she took it to another level by just being outright rude.
I hate bitches.
Wow, she was rude. Forget her. Really, it’s not worth beating yourself up over it.
Oh, and my day was shitty. Thanks for asking. *goes off to drink*
I’m sorry 🙁
But… I did get the Chaka Khan tickets.
That’s good 🙂
dude, that’s totally fucked up. at least *I* would’ve had the decency to answer your question regardless of how you or anyone else looked.
It was definitely the Giants fanboy costume. That’s the only explaination.
She’s probably one of those people who thinks everyone wants her. Skank.
And in other bad news, I have to skip a week in Baseball Bias. Too much shit in Real Life Land. I did drink, now I’m hungover. Gah.