OK, I’m not putting up a real post today. Why? Because I’m fucking tired and wish I was outside right now, that’s why. BUT, I am in a giving mood, so here’s a quick story:
I’m sitting on the train this morning on my way to work – completely zoned out as usual – when this guy sits down beside me. I give him a quick glance and decide he’s cute, but at 8 in the morning I don’t really care. So I settle back into listening to my iPod and trying to read my book.
Then, two stops later, he turns to me and says, “I’m sorry, I don’t know if people actually do this, but I just wanted to tell you that you’re gorgeous.”
Um, OK. This got my attention. I turned and gave him a more thorough once over, and came to a conclusion – definitely cute, nice body, but not a chance in hell. I mean, he was wearing sunglasses. On the train. We were fucking underground for christ’s sake! Talk about a pet peeve of mine. (If you’re not the Blues Brothers, you can’t be wearing sunglasses anywhere but outside – during the day.)
So I smiled, said thanks, and then looked away. Which makes me a bitch (which we already knew), but I really think it was my only choice. After all, I’m not giving my phone number to a stranger on the train no matter what (probably). This was a no win situation for him. Yet still he did it. And I appreciated the effort – it WAS nice to hear.
In fact, it kind of made my morning. It’s always great to get a compliment – especially from a good looking guy. And I think guys out there should know that. Even if nothing comes of it, giving a woman a compliment (and just leaving it at that – the woman will let you know if she wants to continue the conversation) is always a nice thing to do. It makes her day. And that’s good karma for the man.
Food for thought. Happy Tuesday.