So... you can probably guess from my username that I'm not the most graceful person when it comes to dealing with people; but to be fare, I'm mostly considered to be quiet and friendly.
I meet this girl while working at a book exhibition at a local school; the exhibition ran for 5 days from early morning till around 5pm. I work for a book retailer and ran the stall, and an acquaintance of mine from a different company was there and she introduced us; she doesn't work for the company, in-between jobs, but was there rather as a favour for her friend.
hehe, too much back story I know... ANYWAYS!
We immediately hit it off and just spent the entire week chatting about different topics, coming up with inside jokes, nicknames, and taking about our futures and where we see ourselves down the line. it turns out we're a lot alike and share a lot of the same views.
at the end of the exhibition, after we'd mostly finished packing and loading the trucks, I was helping them with boxes; she was sitting on the table while I was moving the last of the boxes; she said "you know I've been winking at you this whole time, right?" while I was bent down picking up another box, I just smiled back and said "that's cool".
We said our goodbyes, and I ended up forgetting to get her number. 4 days later I called her friend to ask her for the number; her friend started laughing telling me that I must be the densest idiot on the planet. turns out she'd been on the reserving end of one hell of a rant, about me "either begin a complete dork that has to have it spelled out for him, or just not interested", bring up my "that's cool" response up several time. Needless to say, it was an awkward phone call, but she gave me the number and that we'd meet up at a different venue 2 weeks from now.
looking back... I can kinda see the cues (insert faceplam here); but I honestly just thought she was a cool person and rather enjoyed her company.
We're both in our mid 20s, and both have minimal experience in dating.
So now what?
- I've been there...Vote A
- you're an idiot...Vote B
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