Friday, August 13, 2010

Dating Diaries

Dating is not easy.  Ok, that's an understatement.  My experiences with online dating have been less than desirable.

Today I had one of those less than desirable experiences.  A guy asked me out.  Sounds exciting, right?  Let me back up...

I'm a science teacher and today was one of our professional learning days where all the science teachers from the county come together for workshops.  I was a presenter for one of the workshops.  My workshop was an activity I do with my kids called Survivor Science.  It's a lot of fun and for my workshop we did a mock version of what I do with my kids.

There was this one guy who kept giving me grief on everything.  Questioning everything I did, rolling his eyes, and just being an overall smart aleck.  His team didn't win the activity so he wanted to see which ones he had missed and why he missed them.  He emphatically pointed out that I had made some mistakes in grading his team's paper.
Are you kidding?  Do you understand that's not *really* the point of this workshop??  Geesh!

So imagine my surprise when he came up to me at the end of the workshop. The conversation goes like this:
Baldy (yes, he looked like Mr. Clean): How old are you?
Me: 33
Baldy: Ok, please don't take this as sexual harrassment or anything [what the heck is about to come out of your mouth?!?!] but are you dating anyone?
[I wish you could see my jaw drop to the floor.]
Me: uh...kinda  [I wasn't quite sure how to answer that...that's another blog post!!]
Baldy: Well, I'd love to take you out for coffee or to a ball game or something.  Here let me give you my email.  [My face probably said it all because then he said...] You can throw it away after I leave, but I'd love to hear from you.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  You spent the whole workshop complaining about everything I did and now you want to take me out?!

Am I in the twilight zone?

Needless to say the paper he wrote his email on never made it out of the room with me.


Anonymous said...

Haha, priceless Staci. You forgot to add the part where Andrea and I were in the back of the room eavesdropping and giggling! ~Christine

Brandybuzz said...

what was he thinking?! You are too funny staci! Funny post! I wish I could play survivor science!

Brandybuzz said...

what was he thinking?! You are too funny staci! Funny post! I wish I could play survivor science!

melanie said...

this is so funny Stac! You need to get a role in a movie titled "dating Diaries" too cute ;) the guy sounds like a total douchebag! LOL glad you didn't call him!

Becky @TheVioletFig said...

Oh my weird!

oh amanda {impress your kids} said...

Stace. I love it.

Leigh said...

Talk about clueless! At least you have a good story to tell...

Cindy said...

Only you! Funny now that's it's done- but so stupid when you're in the middle of it!

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness, are you for real????????????????? Get a clue guy!!!!

Messy Mom said...

UGH Yuck. Two things.

First of all, I don't envy that side of being single, but I do love to hear all of my unmarried friends stories and live vicariously through them!

Secondly, "that's another blog post" you've got me on the edge of my seat here.

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