"You really shouldn't pass up this opportunity," he whispered into my ear as he put his arm around me. "Especially at YOUR age."
HUH??? You've got to be f-ing kidding me...
I straightened up and shot him a what-chu-talking-about-Willis? look.
And yet another Douchebag rears his ugly head.
Of all the arrogant and insulting things a man could say to any woman! These words were uttered by someone desperately trying to create a romantic connection with me. Yes, he tried to shame me into hooking up with him, as if he was my only option for love, lust, or whatever else lurked in his evil brain. He might as well said that it is hopeless for women over 40 to find love and he's as good as it gets. If that's the case, then I'm OK with being single for the rest of my life. Seriously. (But ladies, we all know that this isn't true, even though it feels that way sometimes.)
He wasn't a very good salesman because he said this to me not once, not twice, but THREE times. The first two times, I thought that it was the alcohol speaking. Being an understanding sort of person, and against my better judgment, I really tried to give the man the benefit of the doubt.
But when he uttered those words for the third time, there was nothing left to do. I took a deep breath and walked away. I had to leave his presence before I said and did something which would cause great remorse and regret the next day, much like Dr. Banner post Hulk explosion.
The irony of the situation is that the guy is my age. Yes, my age! Not younger, like one would think. Unfortunately, for him, he is connected to some of my friends which means that our paths will cross again. And next time, well, let's just say there won't be enough time to insult me. That's for sure...
No shame on me for bypassing someone who is below my standards. Shame on him for thinking he was above them!
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“I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody.”
- Louis L Amour
38 minutes ago