It was a Saturday, many months ago. I was out for a casual lunch with two of my bestie girls at a swanky new restaurant. Giggling up a storm and chit-chatting away. Not a care in the world. Conscious of my surroundings but not intrigued by anything beyond my bench table of three, myself included.
Then it happened. Two random ladies pop over to the table and say “hey, don’t I know you?” Hmm, I don’t think so…
As a social person, I entertain the dialogue. Fast forward to a few casual pick-up lines. A few invasive personal questions. Something about can I have your phone number. What just happened?
Yes people, I was picked up by two women while having lunch with my two married friends while I sat in my semi-private booth at a restaurant!
In shock I am. Why me? Do I have a stamp on my forehead that says available? I wasn’t dressed fancy. I had no makeup on and literally just got done spending time at a park thus I didn’t even have a fresh scent on me. Just basically what I would refer to as a hot mess.
I was clueless. I wasn’t in a bar. I wasn’t acting flirtatious. I was just clueless overall. My friends were on top of it though. I guess I didn’t catch their eye glances or gritting of teeth from across the table. I was speechless. Would you know if another female hit on you? How about two?
Just putting this question out there. I wasn’t anticipating this scenario and am now turned off by the restaurant and seem guarded in general with people. I haven’t been back since the encounter. And clearly I wrote about this scenario so it weighed on my mind.
I shouldn’t feel this way but I do. I’ve sat on this post for many months. As the new year approaches, I said now or never. I’m going to post this awkward encounter to see if I get any feedback.
Life is full of adventures and unexpected encounters. This scenario falls under unexpected but also makes me wonder on many levels.
Have you had any unexpected encounters or pick-up attempts that caught you off-guard?
For now I will always wonder about the why of this situation. Why me? Why that restaurant? Why, oh why?
Happy New Year to all. May your 2020 be as amazing as you dream it should be.