I was in one those moods when I wanted to go out and meet someone new. Not to date or anything but just for the thrills. It was Friday night and I decided to go to The Humming Tree. They have good music, good crowd and it’s very easy to start a conversation.
So I reach The Humming Tree around 9 pm and I went straight to the bar and got myself a drink. Then I decided to “scope out” people. What I had in mind was, I would smile at someone and if they smiled back, I would walk to them and start a conversation. Of course, I didn’t really expected it work but what the heck, it sounded like fun.
Very soon, a pretty lady, dressed in all red walks in. She had a bob cut, wore a bright shade of red lipstick and was wearing heels.
I smiled at her.
She smiled back!
Damn, first blood already!
She started walking towards me.
That escalated quickly!
Now, I had to sure that she wasn’t walking towards anyone else. So I casually glanced around and saw that I was the only one looking towards her. Damn, things had started to get serious!
She was definitely walking towards me. I honestly didn’t know what to do next. In my head, I had imagined that I would be tipsy by the time someone smiled back, so things would much smoother.
I stood up straight, shifted the drink from my right hand to the left and got ready to say hello.
She stopped in front of me.
Hi ******, how are you?
My mind started racing!
Who was she?
A Friend of a friend?
Did I met her earlier and I was drunk?
Does she look familiar?
And suddenly, my mouth got a mind of its own.
Hey! S*****, good to see you! It’s been what, 10 years?
That’s why she knew me. She turned out to be a junior from school!
And to think that, I was imagining myself to be some sort of a PUA.