Thursday, January 26, 2006

Mark your calendars

I guess it's that time of year again. I should have noted the date last year.

I should introduce you to the Guy from the Office who Hath Not a Clue About Anything Involving Interaction with Other Human Beings. Today was the annual celebration of Guy from the Office who Hath Not a Clue About Anything Involving Interaction with Other Human Beings Asks Curiosa On a Some Kind of Strange Date By Email.

The same thing happened around this same time last year, and around the same time the year before that.

This time he offered to "show you my newly acquired apartment" OR "to go to the movies next week." I must say, although I am a girl who likes to have a choice, neither option is particularily attractive. Rather, the opposite.

Shudders.

I am NOT being mean. Some people just don't get it. At all.

Today we had a seminar. We have a seminar once a week. Every week, we get to hear about how he would do the study if he were actually doing the study under discussion even though it's not HIS study to do. When his mouth opens, everyone, including the professors, hits their mental mute button and starts humming "It's a Small World" to themselves. Believe me, it's a more productive way to spend your time.

This is the THIRD apartment he has invited me to see. This is the THIRD time I have ignored his invitation. Ever heard of three strikes, you're out?

I know, you can't blame a guy for trying. Once.

Twice is overkill.

Thrice is asking to be beaten to death with a fermented herring.

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Valentine´s Day´s syndrome, perhaps? He notices that the Feb 14th is getting closer, he feels lonely, he ends up in a meeting where you are, a person from another country, he thinks "she must be as lonaly as I am" and thinks youé a safe card...? Or atleast, perhaps he did think that the first time. And now he´s senile or something and has forgotten your response from last year and the year before that?

10:23 PM  
Blogger Trashie said...

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10:37 PM  
Blogger Trashie said...

I feel rather sorry for people like that... I mean will they ever change and get a social life to speak off? It's not really possible to teach them how to interact with others (ok, maybe in mild cases).

10:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he's an undercover estate agent of some kind, trying to sell you an apartment. Or he's just knäpp.

12:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some guys just never learn that a no is a no. And if you're equipped with a non-standard social interface it'll get embarrassing real fast.

2:10 AM  
Blogger Fayth Allure said...

i hope he gets the clue before next year rolls round....best wishes!

2:23 AM  
Anonymous Mio said...

Maybe he just has decided that he should show you his appartement... some day... Or he has a giant crush on you and because he is shy he only makes one move every year...

9:45 AM  
Anonymous korova said...

Ignored? Why don't you just say that your not interested?

11:31 AM  
Blogger Dan (gearhead) said...

I prefer char, or grayling over that fermeted thing. So, there you go....and figure.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Mattias said...

He really should've taken a hint. Or maybe he sucks at "reading" people. Had it been me, I would've sensed it right away and stayed away.

I would on the other hand not come with such stupid suggestions. :-P

3:07 PM  
Blogger Joakim Larsson said...

Just say no.

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Simon Bohr said...

I must say that I really feel sorry for that poor man. Three times in three years is pretty polite...

8:25 PM  
Blogger Me said...

Maybe it's the opposite.
Third time maybe means that you should date him. It's an omen!
You sure have to respect him for his courage (or stupidity) though...

1:54 AM  
Blogger Curiosa said...

maybe he sucks at "reading" people

Well, that's one way to put it. Lacking any social skills whatsoever would be another way to put it. The situation is complicated by the fact that we work together; since I see him on a regular basis, my normal "get the hell away from me tactics" could be considered a bit harsh. and since people at work do hang out together outside of work, it's not completely strange that he suggests something. however, what he suggests and how he suggests such invitations give the clear impression that he is asking me on a date. but no one really knows how to handle him in ANY kind of social situation. shudders.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Seen Dogville? I wouldn't go so far as drawing parallelles between the less talanted guy at work and the philosophic ending of the movie, but somehow... I think everyone has the responsibility to find out what is wright or wrong in a situation. Less talanted guy should have read the no thankyou the second time at least.

5:55 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

It depends what movie he's taking you to. If it's somethig you want to see you can still deliberately put your coat on the seat between him and you and give him a pointed look.

Of course that would be totally mean, but hey! if he's that awful he deserves it!

12:06 AM  
Blogger Trashie said...

Do you think he would get the hint of a coat between them? ;)

1:06 AM  

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