July 22nd, 2003
|04:20 pm - Anybody know a good way to let someone down?|
Does anybody have a good method of gently telling someone you're not interested in them? For someone who's constantly complaining about not getting any, I sure have a lot of people with whom I need to have this talk.
Here's a hint for those (all none of you who are reading this) who are constantly hanging on my shoulder, giving me "sad puppy eyes," and waiting for me to drop my pressing affairs and devote myself hopelessly to you:
Do yourself a favor and go rent the movie Sleeper.
See that guy in the movie? Miles Monroe? The guy played by Woody Allen? That's me. Well, he's quite a bit wittier than I am, but otherwise I'm like that pretty much all of the time, whether I'm in a relationship or not. When I'm not in a relationship I complain about being single because I'm ugly, creepy and pathetic. When I am in a relationship, I complain about my own inadequacy. I'm sure Dr. Freud would have something to say about all this, but as far as I'm concerned, it's just how my sense of humor works. Anyway, uh, anybody have any good (read: civil) ideas as to how to get certain people off my back?
Oh, and everybody else should go rent Sleeper, too. In fact, screw renting. Buy the damn thing. Trust me.
Current Mood: Salmon
Current Music: Bobbitt Skwad -- Clitorisaurus Rex
1. Blunt way: "I'm just not interested in you right now. Sorry."
2. Obscure way: "You're a good FRIEND."
3. Not as obscure way: "You remind me of my sister/brother/close relative in that familial non-sexual way." (personal note: as if there is any other way. Ahem)
4. Not as blunt way: "Isn't (insert name of hot co-worker here) from (insert department name here) hot?" IE, Isn't Karen from accounting hot? Think she has a boyfriend/girlfriend/Significant other?"
5. Use body language to say it for you. Exempla gratia: run away screaming when he/she/it comes near. If in a work environment where this may have backlash, try sulking away, and taking a step away from person every second or going to the bathroom. If person follows, explain that you can't pee with someone watching.
6. In the event of being cornered, try to steer the conversation toward your current girlfriend/boyfriend/significant other. Yes, he/she/it does exist, if for only one person. If this spreads to others in office, confirm that you've broken up and aren't interested in relationships, only friendships. (this will help for becoming unassuming, making friends with Karen from Accounting, and eventually dating her).
I hope this helps. And yes, Sleeper is good. I just don't remember much of it.
|Date:||July 23rd, 2003 10:56 am (UTC)|| |
Re: Karen from Accounting
Okay. First of all, Karen doesn't work in accounting. She works in Dispute/Credit. Furthermore, she's married, has twin sons, and is my BOSS. Whether she's hot or not is more or less a moot point, even if only for professional purposes.