Friday, 3 August 2012
East London charm
Guy: Hey. Do you recognise me? We met at that conference...
Me: Sorry. Which conference?
Guy: You know.
Guy: Only messing with you. I just wanted to say 'hi' cos I think you're pretty. Where are you going?
Me: The Aladdin.
Guy: To meet your boyfriend?
Guy: Do you have a boyfriend?
Guy: Do you want a boyfriend?
Me: No. I have a girlfriend.
Guy: Really? That's amazing!
Me: (hint of anger in my voice) Why's that amazing?
Guy: Can I have your number?
Me: Umm... No!
Guy: Why not?
Me: I don't think my girlfriend would like it.
Guy: She can come too.
Me: I definitely don't think she'd like that.
Guy: Well, maybe I could just come and watch?
I give him a filthy look and walk away.
I know it wouldn't have changed his bigoted, homophobic, skank views, but I wish I'd stayed and explained to him how offensive that was. I also wish I'd called him an imaginative compound swear-word.