Thursday, May 10, 2007

A question about dating etiquette in New York

If, when pottering around the food porn merchant that is my local Whole Foods emporium on Houston, happily plugged into my iPod and dancing a little bit to The Jesus & Mary Chain when I get carried away by the bass line, a rather attractive man comes up to me and initiates conversation, does this mean he is trying to pick me up? Or is it because he really WAS offended that I was surreptitiously sampling my way through the 50 or so salads on offer? I was so embarrassed that my surreptitiousness wasn't surreptitious at all that I mumbled something & legged it. Honestly I do think that it would be so much easier if men just asked you for your number instead of, I think, trying to be all cute about it.