Some might not appreciate the humor in this story, but as a single gal trying to navigate the mine field that is dating or even meeting others of the opposite sex, I found it hilarious. A couple of days ago I was running late for a party, still had to stop and get gas, as well as run into Shop Rite to pick something up. I had left the house without any makeup on. Oh horror. So forced into multitasking, I was putting on my make up in the car while the tank was being filled. The gas station attendant was a smallish, middle aged, middle eastern man. When I pulled up, he seemed really excited. “Baby!! It’s been so long! I’ve missed you!”
Yikes – not me since I have not been to this gas station in about 3 years. I tried to keep the window rolled up as much as possible without being rude. This did not dissuade him. Then he took macking it to a whole new level.
“Make up?! What?! NO NO NO! You don need makeups. You beautiful.” I thanked him politely. “You have boyfriend??”
Significant pause…”Yes?” (I believe lying may be acceptable under these circumstances)
“Nope, not yet.”
“You be 20…21?” (Now, I know that’s not true)
“Baby, you don need makeups or boyfriend…you need dancing!” (hahahahahaha!) “Look in the mirror…beautiful! BYE!!!!!” he shouted as I drove away.
As weird as this encounter was, was it wrong that it made me a little happy? I contest it was not. Although I was reminded that I may owe him a dance now…damn it.