Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Annoying Friendly, Hippy Guy...




It’s been awhile since I’ve written about the gas station next door to my office building. Well, it’s still there, and there is this guy there who doesn’t work at the station, but shows up ever so often to chat with the cashier that works there. This guy kind of gives me the creeps. It’s not because of his appearance, his stringy long white hair, and hippy attire doesn’t bother me, but his constant conversations do. I don’t know if he works around the building or what, but he apparently has a lot of time to kill, and he is just a little too overly friendly for my taste. He won’t touch you or anything, but he will try and start a conversation each time I walk into the door with a little compliments, like, “Boy you look pretty today!” or, “What a pretty dress!” “You have beautiful hair!” Leaving me to think, okay, this guy is just a little too friendly. What does he want? I just try and let it slide and not read into it too much, because I’m not interested at all in getting to know this guy, and I hope he isn’t wanting to get to know me. I just say thanks, and try to leave the place as soon as I can without looking obvious that I am trying to leave the place as soon as I can, because I don’t want to come across being annoyed with the guy, when I really am. Make sense? Why do I care so much if I come across as being rude or mean? Why? I’m not the one being annoying---he is. But, no, he won’t let me leave so fast, until he asks where I work, and how my day is going. Really? What makes some people think they can just randomly ask strangers questions about their lives? I mean, I don’t want to sound mean, but is it really appropriate for people to just try and jump into other people’s lives and ask personal questions about their lives when in reality they don’t even know your name? Well, fortunately, he doesn’t know my name. If he asks, I’ve decided to call myself “Sally”. Anyway, he reminds me of a woman I know, (a completely different blog entry) who is equally annoying, and I wish she worked in the building so I could introduce them both to each other. They would make a nice annoying hippy couple.

2 comments:

Shermeen said...

lol! Well, then he'd have someone else to talk to. But usually, you find annoying people can't stand each other. I think just be polite, smile but don't engage in conversation. Buy what you want to buy and then leave! lol! xx

Coelha :B said...

Yes, Shermeen, that is what I try to do..because I don't want to be rude. The other day I saw him there, and just used the ATM and made a quick get away.. Then the next day, I see him, and it's too late to turn around. Of course he is so "delighted to see me again" and wondered why I left so quickly the day before. I'm not going there for awhile. Too creepy.