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That One Time in the Pasta Aisle

There I was, in the grocery store, minding my own business and trying to pick up some items for some penne pasta I plan on making for the work Christmas pot-luck. Then a random weird guy tries hitting on me in the pasta aisle.

I had my beats headphones on but I saw his mouth moving and my mistake was taking them off to be polite and hear what he was saying. And he was talking about how I have this different style, which is cool cause it's my style and it's awesome. I was uncomfortable but my poker face was in place but it still showed that I was embarrassed by the compliment. And he said normally you say thank you when someone gives you a compliment. I told him I've never been good at that and he asks why, I say I don't know but it's my signature.

He somehow compliments me on that so I said thank you. Obviously I'm just dying for something to interrupt this madness. I couldn't think straight, I just needed to find my pasta and run! Then he asked if I was having pasta tonight and I said no I'm making something for a pot-luck and I showed him what I was going to make (like Wednesday night but I didn't say that).

He gets all excited and says how awesome that looks and says I should make him some. That I should text him when it's ready and invite him over...

I stood there... quietly... silently... going red in the face at the bold suggestion that WOULD NEVER HAPPEN EVER WITH ANYONE EVER!!!

Thankfully a guy from the university, who is rather tall and built and is in one of the college cabinets chose that moment to step up and then the weird guy said something like 'is that organic?' and skittered away.

I grabbed my pasta and kept an eye out for the weird one. When I encountered the college cabinet guy I very nearly said 'thank you for choosing that moment to talk into the aisle, you managed to scare off the weird fellow!' but I didn't.

Anyway, that's my story. I'm home safe as I avoided side streets and remained on the brightly lit side-walks and near all the shops. Nothing like a weird encounter to make you wary of where you walk. I had my game face on and I was ready to whack someone with my ice cream and believe me, you don't want me to waste such awesome ice cream on you! I'd be really mad then!

6 blog comments below

This is the ice cream. And my joke is that I gave into Temptation!

TheGremlyn on Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:03 am
That weird guy overestimated his charisma and pick someone out off his league.
That weird guy gathered information from TheGremlyn successfully. (Charisma)
That weird guy tried to persuade TheGremlyn, but it failed epically. (Charisma)
That weird guy spotted strong man coming who might be potential enemy. (Wisdom)
That weird guy fled away successfully. (Dexterity)

I wonder which class he is?
rx9876 on Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:21 am
I am glad you made it out of that situation without wasting good ice 'scream'!
standready on Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:38 pm
Wonder how often he does that? Am almost certain it wasn't his first time. Sounds like a psycho to me. Lucky you got baled out when you did.
deanhills on Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:38 pm
That mix of skills. I think I played a halfling Bard and I was running around with a musical dagger. That was amusing!

I should have kept my headphones on. Or I should have just walked away and pretended like I wanted nothing from the aisle. Silly me!
TheGremlyn on Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:52 am
I don't think you were silly. He's just very practiced at doing that. I'm almost certain there were others he's played on too - he knows how to play the game.
deanhills on Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:14 pm

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