| can’t-stand-ya costanza |
So this happened last night. A short, bald, chubby, unattractive, tiny of a man walked into a bar. And like the married ones, young ones, homeless men, janitorial staff, and creepy taxi drivers, I also attract short, bald, chubby and not-so-handsome men. So of course, he B-lined for the tiny space next to me at the bar.
But he was there on a date with a gorgeous woman and at some point, they did a “to us” toast and kissed. Then few minutes later, in the midst of their conversation, he turned and started a conversation with me. And started to ask, “let’s get to know each other” kind of questions. In all honesty, I was completely shocked. And she looked stunned and completely defeated.
I know this is going to completely make me sound like a bitch. But based on their conversation, I could assure you she wasn’t too bright nor was she very interesting. I’m sure while she witnessed the brief encounter her “man” had with me, she was able to come to few conclusions that wasn’t in her favor.
But I wasn’t going to engage him. Not because of the way he looked but because he was a fucking disrespectful man who would hit another woman in front of his date. I know without a doubt in my mind, even if he was a drop-dead-gorgeous, tall man with full set of hair, I still would not have continued my conversation with him. That’s just how I am…..
As he looked at me and was about to ask me another question, I said, “I hope you have a lovely date” and shut his operation down immediately. I actually just wanted to sit, read, eat, drink and enjoy an evening alone. So when few gentlemen standing behind me started a conversation, I closed my tab and walked out of the bar.
There are times, when I don’t mind being interrupted to have a conversation with a 34 year old wealth manager from Boston who eventually wanted me to cancel my dinner plans to have dinner with him. Then there are times when all I literally want to do is to sit, read, eat and drink, completely alone…..