All mine come from my (lack-of) love life. i have blonde moments. and often need to be hit with a hint stick.
there was a chick i worked with that i was interested in, but nothing much came of it. one day i was coming back from lunch, we met at the timeclock. she turns and asks me "Is there something you wanted to ask me?". i blanked out, and was like, "about what?". she said "nevermind" and walked away.
i got in line to buy something on my way home one day. woman in front of me had a 24 pack of water on the counter. i picked it up and put it in her buggy. she said thanks and laughingly commented about me wanting something in return. i said "no, thats not why i did it". she kinda smiled then she left.
when i used to work for Albertson's a chick came up behind me and asked if i knew where the peanuts were. i turned, raising my hand to point, saw her, and blanked out. i stuttered for a second and said which isle. she said thanks and left. few days later she we were busy and she came to me again, said, and said i sent her to the wrong isle. i apologized, and we chatted a bit. then she left. few days after that, she came in again, no one was around. she said hi, we chatted a bit, she commented i looked like Tanis from the dragonlance books. i had never read them, but assumed it was a compliment. we chatted more, i helped her get some lettuce she wanted. i asked if she needed anything else, she said, no and left. never saw her again.
everytime i would realize it later (usually when i was "busy") and be like, "wait .... dammit."
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