Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Awkward = Me

Remember my nemesis? We are not best friends or anything, but we are actually pretty friendly to each other these days. I guess he either got over his secret love for me or just toned down a little on his social awkwardness.

So today he stopped by my office at the end of the workday to see if I wanted to go to an impromptu happy hour with a group of coworkers. I couldn't go because I had dinner plans with Stefanie. So I told "John" that I had dinner plans but that I would be interested in going out with coworkers another time.

And then something bad happened. You guys, I can't believe I did this. I winked. Inappropriately. And largely. And involuntarily. John smiled and said he would definitely let me know next time. I am scared.

What if this is my new quirk and I can't stop winking?!

14 comments:

3carnations said...

You winked? Oh my. The guy knows you're married, right? So he doesn't think you're saying you would be interested in going out with "coworkers" sometime...

Marmite Breath said...

Okay. Calm. This is fixable. Did you say "going out" very slowly and with air quotation marks? And afterwards, did you say, "and by going out, I mean sucking face with you" and by "with coworkers" I mean, "with coworkers in the next room but nowhere near our new, exciting and passionate love".

If you didn't say that, you're okay, but I've got a feeling that you did say that.

You naughty minx, you!

-R- said...

Nat/Marmite Breath, it is amazing how well you were able to read between the lines of my post. You know me too well.

L Sass said...

Ahh! I get into winking streaks sometimes as well. I've been told that it's "creepy." But sometimes eyelids have a mind of their own!

One Smart Cookie said...

If it were me, the winking would have immediately scared the guy into never speaking to me again... because I am incapable of winking without contorting my face into a vision of pure ugliness. But since I'm sure you are a very attractive winker, you may have a problem on your hands.

abbersnail said...

Well, it could be worse. I have a friend who recently told his new boyfriend that he needed to cancel a date. The new boyfriend did not reply, causing an awkward silence. Which my friend suavely filled with, "But I love you!" Um, yeah. Nothing like a nice, nuclear L-bomb.

lizgwiz said...

Well, I guess you could have instantly started poking around in your eye, screaming "What's wrong with my eye?" THAT probably would have cleared up any confusion. ;)

stefanie said...

Gah. Blogger just ate my comment. Hrmph. I suppose it's just as well, since I may or may not have accused you of using your newly acquired involuntary winking habit to flirt with the waiter last night.

Also, as usual, Liz cracks me up. :-)

Whiskeymarie said...

I've had this affliction before- watch out for homeless dudes and guys at the grocery store- just a word to the wise.

Marmite Breath said...

Just taking a break from sweeping the kitchen floor here to ask a quick question.

You didn't also use finger guns, did you?

-R- said...

Good news! No winks today! But I also did not talk to the ex-nemesis today. Don't worry; I will keep you apprised of any further winking incidents or ex-nemesis run-ins.

PS Stefanie was the one flirting with the waiter.

shannon said...

i kept winking at one of the movers yesterday. i tried to stop but couldn't.

nancypearlwannabe said...

HAHAHAHA... I love that you winked! That's awesome! I hope he starts winking back at you. Do you think it would be totally inappropriate for me to start winking at students?!

Paisley said...

That is totally hilarious.

Maybe you should find yourself in a total benign conversation with someone else, same sex, and then wink at them so he can see that you just have this new "winking thing".

I don't know...that's kinda hard to divert.

eek!