Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Smelly

So this weekend, I went to see "Pirates" (I liked the first one better) with a group of people that I had never met. It's one of those "get to meet people" things - as I'm trying to expand my social circle a bit. It was through a group called Meetin. org - and they've got chapters everywhere.

Yeah, I don't need to expand my circle that badly. There were a few people who actually tried to talk to me, but most didn't respond to my efforts of friendly repertoire. And then there was this one guy who was a bit smelly. Lets just say that there was a seat between us in the theater - on purpose. We "saved" it in case more people showed up, but even the retarded late comers who thought that they could arrive at a hit movie after the previews have started and still find a seat together wouldn't take the seat.

Sigh. I don't want to seem "uppity" or anything, but I do want to point out that I DID try.

I'm trying something else, with hopefully better results. It's called Dinner at 8, and you pay (a lot) to have this company set up dinners with 4 single men and 4 single women. (Yes, it's come to this.) My first dinner is Saturday night, and I'll keep you posted. I just feel like it shouldn't be this hard. Doesn't anyone do what the Fonz did anymore and pick up women in grocery stores by crashing into their carts? Snapping their fingers? Turning on a jukebox with your elbow and singles come running? Seriously, I'm pretty close to giving up.

16 comments:

Chi said...

No, No...don't give up, Carmen! Your Mr. Right is out there & you will find him & when you do, you will know. *s*

Wystful1 said...

I'm not uppity either, but your comment on 'smelly' makes me add this....I not only dislike that, I abhor someone that wears too much cologne or perfume in a closed enviroment also!!! The stench gets to me. roflmao

I agree with you on the POTC #2. I wrote a bit about it on Friday and then yesterday about the $ intake over the weekend.


Dinner at 8 sounds like fun to me.....wishing you luck!!!!!

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

It sure seems like people would have been a lot nicer at the movie, since, you know...ya'll were all there to make new friends.

Leanne said...

What about that online matchmaker place - what the heck is it called? They have commercials, they have success rates, they match you up based on your personality type and all that jazz - have you tried that? Do you know what I'm talkin' about? eHarmony - that's it. (Thank you Goog)

There's always AOHell's 30-something chat rooms. :ducking:

Enjoy the food - and hopefully the company isn't smelly!

Karen said...

I'm not very good at expending my circle of friends- which I kinda have to do now- my peer group is changing somewhat with a kindergarten kid. and I find most parents annoying- maybe its the been there/done that factor. I have no dating advice- the thought of it makes me want to throw up. I can't imagine what I would do if it was an issue.

and I HATE when people come into a movie later - it's dark & they want to sit 5 people together... how annoying.

Red said...

Oh, I have a "smelly man" story too! Maybe one day, if I can bear to repeat it without fainting at the mere thought of his stench, I'll share it with you.

But you must not give up, petal! Believe me, you'll meet your man when you least expect it (I met Husband in a library, for crying out loud!).

But in the meantime, enjoy going out with these arranged meets and dates, why not? Even if going to see a film that clocks in at 2.5 hours doesn't seem to be the best idea for making new friends... Did you go for coffee and pie afterwards?

Louise said...

Even if you don't find Mr Right, you can never have too many friends.

I'm trying to expand my circle a little at the moment as most of my friends live 400 miles away.

Going to a reading group on Friday, hope people aren't too serious. Good luch with Dinner at 8.

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

The red and white poofy things are pom pom's for OU, which is her alma mater too. We all yelled "Boomer, Sooner" as they left.

bobealia said...

Do you have many friends where you are living? Meeting guys usually happens through friends. However, if there are no friend friends... these things don't sound that bad... someday you might laugh about it with the man of your dreams, right? Either that or you will make friends who will eventually lead you to the man of your dreams...

Anthony said...

Well ... I don't know what to tell ya, Carmen. Other than I gave up a little while ago, too.

I could write an essay on the difficulties in meeting people, but will not subject you to it here.

Giving up doesn't mean we're really giving up, just figuring that Mr (or Mrs) Right may not necessarily be where we want them to be. Sometimes, though, the challenge of the hunt can be the biggest reward - or the biggest frustration if it doesn't go well.

So, if it makes you feel any better (and I hope it does) there are others like you - well kept, good job, own a home, intelligent and are responsible - yet somehow we have failed to mate-up.

I've seen enough photos of you and read enough of your writing to know that the problem doesn't rest with you.

-R- said...

It is hard to meet people, whether it be just to make new friends or to to find someone who might be more than a friend. I think it is really cool that you are willing to find new people! But I am sorry about the smelly guy. That is gross.

PixiePincessMom said...

Mr Right will find you when you least expect it. I know that's annoying but so true.

Much luck on your Dinner @ 8!

Bone said...

Wow, you remind me of a friend of mine. She's my age (aka OLD), a school teacher, single. She's tried speed dating, eharmony, and I assume several other matchmaking ideas. With very little success. I'll tell her about dinner @ 8 though. lol

Me? I don't have enough energy to put that much effort into meeting someone. If it's that hard, guess I'll just continue talking to my fish :)

Great Day said...

hopefully the dinner thing goes better. It's hard to talk to people during a movie!

Best of luck to ya.

Jim McKee said...

I actually read about one guy who had an old beater of a car, and he used to "lightly" crash into women's cars to meet them (he was careful to pick out those whose cars were also a little beat up, so as not to ruin someone's nice car). Sounds a little crazy, but apparently, it worked for him.

Melli said...

Damn! Life has gotten vicious out in the singles world! I wish I knew some nice young fellas I could set ya up with... but the only ones I know are still in high school! (ew no... that WON'T do!) Looking forward to TODAY's post about how last night went!