Heard on the local mix station morning show this morning:
Woman: "I have to keep up with my 28 year old boyfriend.' (She's 47)
DJ: "Whoa! Wait a minute-there's something wrong with that kid-he's 28 dating a 47 year old woman?!"
Woman: "Yeah, what's wrong with that? I'm Italian, I don't look my age....I see. Men can date younger women but we can't date younger me?"
DJ: (pause) "I hate to say it this way but...yes!"
Writing it down makes it seem like I'm going to rant about it when in fact it was just very funny. But the older woman/younger man match up reminds me of something going on now...
I have a stalker. Only he's not very stealth. He's younger and also, engaged. But he doesn't leave me alone and he says things like "If I were single..." or "If she says no, I'm giving you the ring." He flirts like mad in a high schoolish kind of way. (He sometimes calls me goober.)
It's not horrible that he comes to talk to me, nor does it make me feel bad that he thinks I'm pretty or that he likes my personality. In fact, it's flattering. It's not everyday a girl gets to feel special, and regardless of how weird it is, it's still flattering.
But man, it's weird. Yesterday he came into my cubicle at least 14-15 times. When he wasn't coming in to talk to me, he was walking by me and waving or, unfortunately, winking. Which leads me to ask you this-why do people think closing one eye in a blinking manner means you want me to have your babies? Who was the first lame-ass woman who saw a wink and got all flustered thus changing the meaning of a wink. If I'm not mistaken (which quite possibly I might be to be honest) the wink, according to the bible, was somewhat of a call to evil. (Or something like that.) Did the lame-ass woman in question have a husband but lusted after the winker and so when the winker winked she thought he was offering his wanker?
Whatever the events leading up to the wink meaning someone wants to kiss you, I think the wink is a weird and somewhat creepy form of affection. Instead of closing one eye and smiling at me, look at me with both eyes open and tell me you think I'm pretty. Or cool. Or whatever it is that you like about me-just do it with both eyes open.
Because when you wink-I do something with my eyes too-I roll them.