Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Getting Picked Up...

As a guy, we all have day dreams of being out on a typical day and having a beautiful woman come up to us and say, "Hi, do you want to get coffee?" Unfortunately for most of us, this never ever happens. Frankly it's one of the most disappointing things about life. I can't tell you how many times I've sat in a cafe or restaurant or wherever, hoping a girl in a booth/in a line/reading a book would make the first move...but alas, it never happened...until now.

Yesterday I was sitting on a sidewalk stool, eating sticky rice, like I do almost every morning. I was wearing sweatpants and a sweatshirt, ready to go to the gym after devouring my breakfast. Well, out of nowhere I heard someone ask me, "Excuse me, do you speak English?" I looked over and saw a giant friendly smile. I said that indeed I spoke English. Well, my friendly breakfast neighbor must have liked my looks because right after that I was invited for coffee. Yeah, I was totally picked up.

This is exactly how I always pictured this happening except for one small-ish detail -- I was going to coffee with a dude.

I chalk this up in the column of things that would never happen in America. Can you picture a guy in a suit (married with kids) asking another guy -- who is clearly on the way to the gym -- to coffee?