Last night I had a rather strange conversation with one of my new coworkers.
We’d talked a little bit throughout me working that day, but this was our first actual conversation.
Him: Can I ask you a few weird questions?
Me: Um, okay.
Him: How old are you?
Him: Are you in school?
Me: Not right now.
Him: Have you worked other places in Kirksville.
Me: McDonald’s, Maritz, that’s it.
Him: Okay, thanks.
Me: Were you trying to figure something out?
Him: I’ll explain. I’ve been talking to a girl named Sara online. She’s 23 and from here. And she looks just like you. We haven’t met yet. But I just texted her asking what she’s doing tonight and she said she was working until late.
Then I stupidly assumed that all people who meet online are doing it for dating purposes.
Me: Oh, it wasn’t me. And couldn’t have been…I’m not interested in men.
Him: Oh, it’s just friendship.
Me: Oh my god I’m so sorry.
Him: No, no. It’s okay.
Me: [Awkwardly hid my face and walked out of the room]
Later on we both apologized and things weren’t especially awkward. Although I’m not sure what he was apologizing for…