Friday, May 11, 2012

Nice, and creepy

Last night around 11pm I was at Wally World picking up a few groceries.

As I reading the nutrition information on Carmel corn rice cakes, an African American (race is actually relevant so continue to read) gentleman about my age approached me. He said "excuse me."

I apparently was still in work mode because after being slightly startled, I said "May I help you?"

He smiled and said "I just wanted to tell you that I think you're just beautiful." Uhhhhhh,, wha????? And that must've been the look on my face because he repeated himself. I said thanks and smiled, which apparently he took as an invitation.

He then held out his hand to shake mine and told me his name was Jerry. Reflex kicked in and I shook back and said my first name.

He told me he was from Chicago and was a truck driver and just was buying stuff to cook himself supper. He said he doesn't usually approach women in the grocery store but just wanted to tell me I was beautiful. He went on to say that where he was from didn't usually allow him to meet nor date white women but if he were to do that, he'd like to date someone who looks just like me because I'm so attractive.

I said thanks and walked away.

What else was I supposed to do?

It was a lovely set of compliments. But sort of a little creepy...

Weird Wal-Mart happenings,


Lilith said...

I would have FREAKED OUT!!

Maggie said...

Lilith- I think I was too tired to be freaked out but I was unsettled and then today I was a little creeped out!

Curley said...

At least it didn't happen in the parking lot. You were in the middle of a large store with plenty of lighting and people within shouting distance. Take it as a nice compliment because you are beautiful. Oh, and don't go to Wally World that late at night alone.

Lilith said...

Don't get me wrong, you are one HOT ticket, but that sounds like a line I heard on "Criminal Minds" this week!