Wait a minute, let me put my face on…
I was walking through Wal-Mart last night talking to my girl on the phone. (Lime chips!) There’s no such thing as a short phone call whenever we speak. She was running down her details of the day and she told me a little tale. She was leaving Starbucks (where she was writing) and not feeling quite so (how shall we say) “sexy” as she walked down the street. She said that a guy watched her walk past him, then he stopped and ran to catch up with her. He told her that she was beautiful and asked for her number.
You see, because she wasn’t looking (in her mind) “presentable” she ascertained that the man MUST HAVE been thirsty. In her mind, because she wasn’t at her best, it wasn’t logical (or expected) for anyone to try to “chat her up” (as we say) in her current state. She asked me what I thought and I let her know that she was crazy. I told her that her cynicism has her believing that a man cannot genuinely be interested in her because of how she was looking walking down the sidewalk. Which leads me to this point.
It has been tossed around these innanets (and proven in real life) that men chose the most random times to approach a woman. Often at the most innopportune time. I’ve been stopped in the parking lot (with the long key between my fingers) when rain was imminent, running for the bus, and when i was walking all fast through the mall. That’s just the way it works. However, I’m not sure that I ever felt like the guy might’ve not been genuine because I was looking less than stellar when it happened. And the fact that as I said this the guy in the Wal-Mart parking lot called me beautiful didn’t help her cause any. (and I hadn’t combed my hair in days. LOL)
It’s been a common thought that sometimes men are attracted to a woman at the grocery store or while she’s out pumping gas. We feel like we’re not fit to be seen and the eyes of the man that stops us shouldn’t have to see the mess that we are. But I’ve heard it from more than one dude (remember, that’s my wolf pack) that said that when a woman is out running errands, that’s when she’s at her most normal. That’s when they can gauge how she’s gonna look out of the club clothes and just hanging around the house making pancakes. I know certain men that say that the club is a bad representation of a woman’s looks. Maybe, just maybe simplicity is a fad that’s coming back in style (thank GOD!) Maybe when a woman is out and about is the only time that she seems to not have her guard up, then the men sneak in and attack. (Clever, clever)
I know that this post isn’t as long as my usual ones, (and no, it’s not because I’m late). But honestly, I can appreciate when someone saw past the “hot, day face” and still thought I looked good. My thought is “if you like me now, you’ll LOVE me when I’m dolled up.”
What say you? I’m sure the ladies have had someone approach them when they looked “less than.” And for the guys that sometimes comment, is there some unwritten man code that says that this is the new tactic? You can love me or flog me in the comments. Lol..
Have a great day