He said, “What?!?!”
Then I told him that it was actually for his own benefit because guys are oblivious.
I was at the gym the other day and I was getting my stationary bike on. I was pedaling and pedaling and pedaling away. And watching Ellen.
The stationary bikes face the front doors to my gym, so while Ellen was at commercial, was people watching.
This kid with whom I went to elementary school walked by towards the door and did a half wave like he knew that he knew me, but he didn’t know how. Well, he must have been making a quick trip to his car because he walked back in a couple of minutes later and mistook my people watching for me looking at him. He’s like 4 feet shorter than me. That wasn’t the case. Also, I’m engaged.
So he caught me “looking” and did this big circle to come and talk to me. He asked me where he knew me from and what I had been up to lately. (Master’s degree, work, blah, blah, blah.) I obviously did the polite thing and asked him what he had been up to but before I got through the word “What” in the sentence “What about you,” he was already halfway through telling me that he had been a nurse for the past three years and was now joining the Navy.
But he wasn’t just telling me that he joined the Navy. It was more like, “I, uh [sly smile], joined the Navy and I ship off to Iowa in a month.” Iowa? “Then I am off to Connecticut.” Ooo. Also, my family is Air Force and Marines. When it comes to the Navy, I’m like, “eh, okay.”
I’m sure by this point, you’ve figured out what his next question was going to be like I had. I was desperately waving my left hand in front of my face and scratching my nose, cheeks, and eyeballs to stop him from asking him what would be a very embarrassing question for him. But, it didn’t sop him and thus, I need a bigger diamond.
Just kidding, I love my ring. It’s perfect.