Carmine Posted August 17, 2008 Share Posted August 17, 2008 So in these dog days of summer I've adopted an "I don't give a crap" attitude. Nothing really seems to bother me. I have bad days at work where my co-workers and managers tend to gang up on me and pin problems and blame on me, but I don't really care about them. Lately I've been doing what that guy in Office Space does: I just don't show up after my bosses give me too much * * * * . It hasn't gotten me fired or yelled at yet, in fact, it makes me feel so much better when I stand up to my bosses, especially when they submit just to avoid confrontation. Today, for example, I was supposed to work, but after a long and very rough day yesterday, I decided I needed to relax a bit. My boss called and asked where I was, and I just told him, "I can't come in today...try ****, I think she wants to work." He just hesitated and said, "alright..." Instead I went out to the bookstore and cafe in the mall. So many tools and barbie dolls there roaming around the mall on the weekend, but I didn't care...just read my music magazine and sipped my iced coffee. Thing is, whenever I'm in this kind of state, I have this gut feeling that more girls are paying attention to me, but I'm so much in my own world that I don't even notice. Now and then I'll get such a blatantly obvious signal from a girl that it makes me notice her, but at the time I'm so oblivious that I assume no one is paying attention to me at all. It isn't until later that I realize, "hey, I think that girl was checking me out." I also wear headphones very often and sometimes I'll really get into my music and react to it with facial expressions or lip-sync it. Is this a tell-tale sign that I'm in my own world and not paying attention to ANYTHING? I also find that when I'm with another guy...a particular one, actually, who's very shy and reserved but an amazing catch to a girl in every way possible (my roommate for next year and probably my future best friend)...we attracted A LOT more female attention. The thing is he's too shy to act and I'm usually too oblivious to notice. Example - when we went to see the Dark Knight a few weeks ago, these two beautiful girls first sat about 5 seats down from us. When they came into our row they said something to us...I have no idea what they said but I remember it as being kinda flirty and personal, especially toward my friend. A minute later they moved from 5 seats away to only 1 seat away with us. They had their cell phones out texting but I'm pretty sure they kept looking at us. Then they said something indirectly about my friend, loud enough so we could hear it, and then looked over at us and smiled. My friend looked at them but was too shy to say something, and I was too busy making fun of Ben Affleck in some preview. It wasn't until later I realized those girls were so into us, or at least my friend. Later I said to him, "Hey Rich, remember those two girls sitting next to us?" He says, "Yup..." "You think they were cute?" He smiles a bit, blushes, and nods. I say, "Hmm...yeahhhh...I think they wanted us to like, talk to them. What do you think?" He shrugs. There's a few seconds of silence, until I say, "Let's go to Fuddruckers." "Ok." Well, there you go...two clueless guys just making it through life. Maybe not totally clueless...we both want to date and we both make attempts, but it seems like we're too laid back to even notice all the girls who are into us...lol, a bit of irony there. So, that's my thread. I'm not really sure what I'm asking...I guess the title of the thread sums it up pretty well. For people who know me here on ENA, I'm wondering if it's possible that I can be that oblivious when girls are giving me signs of interest. Link to comment
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