Sunday, November 9, 2008

What I'm doing

I've bothered several people today and have still others I plan to bother. I have spent almost every evening after 7 pm in the bed writing and messing around on the computer until the wee hours of the morning. I should be in Virginia right now jettisoning stress by attending to important things but opted instead to bring weird energy into the yoga studio and hang out in my underwear writing a two paragraph e-mail to a local publisher for most of the rest of the evening. No one has time or inclination to lead me through the maze of figuring out how to do something more with this writing but I hope to learn something from the rejection which is why I bothered at all. Hopefully, I will get some sort of feedback with the rejection rather than a vacuum of silence. I hope also that I won't be as dense as I was earlier this week. I was waiting for someone I had never met and went up to a guy who bore a slight resemblance to pictures I had seen of the person I was going to meet. I asked him if he was Mr. Smith and he laughed and said 'No, but he's a handsome guy!' and slapped my shoulder. I looked at him and just walked away. I was embarrassed to have gone up to the wrong guy and even more puzzled that this random other guy thought the guy I was meeting was handsome. I was concerned that he knew this other guy and was going to laugh at me even more when he did show up. 12 hours later, I got the joke and felt like a total jerk.

5 comments:

Good-Grace said...

I still don't get it... Will I get it in 12 hrs?

IP said...

Possibly...he was implying that if the guy I was looking for resembled him, that my guy was pretty handsome (like him).

Good-Grace said...

oh ... don't I feel stupid now.

I would have never gotten that one... and that guy is a dipsh*&. (Is that just a midwestern swear word?)

IP said...

I don't know (if that's just a midwest swear word). I seems universal to me. :-) I actually felt like a jerk because I didn't get the joke and was actually pretty cold to him. Had I got the joke and thought he was a jerk, I could have at least got a zinger in like, "no he's actually kind of unattractive nerdy guy, not unlike yourself. apologize for the mix-up, you're a dead ringer for him." He seemed harmless but if he was a jerk, I think it was payment enough that I left him hanging, not even acknowledging that he'd told a joke.

Anonymous said...

You two are funny!