Wednesday, April 05, 2006

But, Seriously!

I walked down to a restaurant down the road from my office for lunch today. The food there was excellent (as usual). Still blissed-out from my gastronomic encounter, I walked back to work.

When I had almost gotten to the gate of my office building, I noticed a Mercedes Benz 4X4 drive past me and then slowly stop a few yards ahead. Although I was almost certain I knew why the driver had pulled over, but hoping that I was wrong, I continued to walk on. Sure enough, as I drew-up alongside the car the guy inside called out to me. I sighed inwardly. Why couldn't I have been wrong about this? Why do some guys have to live up to women's worst expectations.

Leering quite openly at my ass, the guy said that he spotted me walking along the road. He "liked what he saw" and offered me a ride in his car. My God! Does that line normally work for him? Realising what he was after, I told him I wasn't interested and turned to walk on. He called me back saying that he wanted my number so that he could take me out (still stealing glances at my backside). I continued walking and eventually he left.

But seriously, do men think so little of women that they think we will drop at their feet with these really weak approaches? I can imagine that it must be daunting for a man when he sees a woman somewhere and wants to get to know her. But, humour, honesty and sincerity work for most of the women I know (myself included); sleazy lines soooo do not. And additional word of advice: checking out any body parts is strongly not advised.

7 comments:

adefunke said...

Oh but it does, the guy only wants to have sex, if he needs anything requiring him to engage his brain, he goes to hang out with his boys.

DingProof said...

This one really cracked me up. I have forgotten that some men still use that 'move'. You'll be surprised that the fact that he drives an SUV actually works on some women.

Pilgrimage to Self said...

I agree with dingproof, for every woman who refuses his advances another four will be more than happy to hop aboard for the ride. A lot of women out there are still so impressed with the 'visuals' - i.e flash car, hint of money and so forth. Sad but true

Dami said...

but you and i are also privileged and "know" better. would you fault the poor girl who is being abused at home and is looking for an escape from reality? this is why men like these know it's possible to get away with such nonsense.

Ore said...

Yes, you are all right about the fact that some women will definitely have jumped in. I guess I was surprised that he thought I looked like the type who would. But perhaps that is arrogant of me. I mean, how do you tell 'type' from 'type' and it usually boils down to circumstances.

nigeria, what's new said...

Its a shame that men learn at a very slow pace. A lot of them just do not get it. education, education & education.

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