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Not in my top 10 most awkward moments,

because there weren't any witnesses, my mother wasn't there, no waterslides were involved and I was wearing all my clothes, but definately in the top 100.

At work, we have a department called "Marketing Communications," or MarCom for short. They produce all the brochures, flyers, posters and suchlike--for someone with an interest in writing, editing and graphics, this department is quite interesting. And the head of it, a woman named Lori, is reallyreally cool.

So, I'm waiting in line at Terry Pratchett's book signing, with ticket #3 of 300 or so. I look up, and Lori is sitting between BOTH of my ex-girlfriends, each one flanking her. And they're all talking, and two of them work in the same building as I do.

Hmm. Seems like a strange conspiracy to me.

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poppinjaye
Oct. 14th, 2003 02:02 pm (UTC)
Jumping to confusions
"...BOTH of my ex-girlfriends..."

In my circle of (male) friends, such a phrase would be seen as bragging.

-poppinjaye, who would need more information to tell you whether you should worry or not...:) (e.g. Were they looking at you and laughing? That's a bad sign. Does Lori now go out of her way to stare at your pants? That's a good sign.)
spottylogic
Oct. 14th, 2003 03:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Jumping to confusions
No brag, just terror :) Lori had a kind of glazed expression, I don't know what that signified.
poppinjaye
Oct. 14th, 2003 03:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Jumping to confusions
Do your exes have that sort of effect on people, in general?

-ppj
spottylogic
Oct. 14th, 2003 04:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Jumping to confusions
Confusion, terror, bemusement, or mild catatonia, depending on the moment, in one unique case actual wailing and screaming, though under the right circumstances, they might appear quite normal, even charming. "Love covers a multitude of sins...temporarily."

On the flip side, sane, rational, well-adjusted people are so boring!
poppinjaye
Oct. 14th, 2003 04:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Jumping to confusions
I wouldn't know. I do work at a university, after all.


-ppj
baktre
Oct. 14th, 2003 02:55 pm (UTC)
Sometimes the 'It's a small world' phenomenon can work in embarassing ways. :J That is a...um...discomforting situation.

re: Staring at pants...

That's a plus about wearing a kilt. You can always say, 'Of COURSE s/he is staring. I'm wearing a freaking KILT!' Instant rationalization!

Well, that's the way I'd use it. That and then ventilation thing.
spottylogic
Oct. 14th, 2003 03:20 pm (UTC)
No, the kilt's in the back seat of my car until I can figure out how to get all the dog hair off of it.

Perhaps I've said too much. Malamutes sure do shed, though.
baktre
Oct. 14th, 2003 03:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but they're so CUTE! Especially the ones with multicolored eyes. Keep me away from them at the pound!

At least my dogs shed goth-friendly black fur. :)
texasfanboy
Oct. 14th, 2003 10:19 pm (UTC)
>No, the kilt's in the back seat of my car until I can figure out how >to get all the dog hair off of it

*Opens mouth, as if to say something*

Nah, too easy.
texasfanboy
Oct. 14th, 2003 10:21 pm (UTC)
Erm...
Wow. Talk about awkward.

Was the loud ex crying and flailing her arms? If not, chances are, she wasn't talking about you...

*was that harsh?*
spottylogic
Oct. 15th, 2003 06:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Erm...
Naughty fanboy.
swartze
Oct. 26th, 2003 05:03 am (UTC)
glased look in her eyes? she was talking to my ex roommate after all
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