An Awkward Situation
October 16, 2002 9:52 AM   Subscribe

An Awkward Situation Flirting strangers suddenly find themselves a little closer than they wanted to be. Have you ever been in an awkward situation with a not-quite-stranger?
posted by oissubke (39 comments total)
 
not me, but for that guy, looks like fate...
;)
posted by memnock at 9:59 AM on October 16, 2002


What an annoying guy.
posted by Red58 at 10:05 AM on October 16, 2002


Now, I'm an aggressive driver, and I used to play these highway games when I was, oh, 25 or so. And I'm amused by the brown-eyed-handsome-man twist to this story.

But people who intentionally block the passing lanes need a beating. And you can't tell me this idiot wasn't looking back at the blonde when the pickup pulled in ahead of him — which means he caused the accident.
posted by nicwolff at 10:08 AM on October 16, 2002


I never thought I'd be the one writing a story to Penthouse, but let me tell you what happened to me this weekend. I couldn't believe it myself, but I swear it's true...
posted by Fabulon7 at 10:22 AM on October 16, 2002


An enlightening story. I've often wondered what could possibly be going through the minds of people who drive that way.

This guy's an ass. The freeway's no place for fucking around. Also, I'll bet either the girl recognized him from the road but mistook him for someone else or the "call me" part of the story is just an embellishment.
posted by originalname37 at 10:23 AM on October 16, 2002


I can't believe I of all people am the one asking this, but should this really be an FPP?
posted by luriete at 10:30 AM on October 16, 2002


Whenever I drive my dad's 3/4 ton pickup truck i get all kinds of attempted highway flirting, mostly nasty middle aged men, some with not so many teeth, blowing kisses at me and making me want to puke. But in my ford taurus I am overlooked by the road pervs.
posted by Recockulous at 10:32 AM on October 16, 2002


I wonder if anyone has ever filed for sexual harrasment over something like this.
posted by Recockulous at 10:33 AM on October 16, 2002


Anyone not behind a proxy care to summarize? My employer believes in port 80 only.
posted by machaus at 10:39 AM on October 16, 2002


I can't believe I of all people am the one asking this, but should this really be an FPP?

Well, I'm trying to get away from my NewsFilter instinct, so I thought I'd post something a little goofier. I happened across it and thought it was an amusing little story. Maybe it was just because I hadn't been awake long enough yet.
posted by oissubke at 10:42 AM on October 16, 2002


I doubt the "Call me" bit happened personally. It's as credible as Monday morning locker-room stories in high school or water cooler stories at work or the fact that 98% of males online are 220 pound black-belted bad-asses carrying desert eagle .50AEs. I'd say more but a pair of supermodels are fluffing me beneath my desk (they just can't get enough of my 6'8 Doc Savage, Man of Bronze phsyique)
posted by substrate at 10:44 AM on October 16, 2002


I doubt the "Call me" bit happened personally.

I was wondering about that too. Or maybe it really happened, but he changed it from a middle-aged man to a hot young blonde.
posted by oissubke at 10:53 AM on October 16, 2002


Have you ever been in an awkward situation with a not-quite-stranger?

Yes. My first year of college I took a job in a frame shop at the mall. We had a sister store on the other side of the mall that sold posters in cheap metal frames. My manager sent me to the other store to meet the owner who had shown up from out of town for inventory. As I walked through the mall I passed a beautiful woman who took my breath away. Our eyes met she smiled I smiled and (being an 18 year old kid) I looked her up and down in a how you doin' kind of way. She laughed and smirked in a better than you'll ever be, little boy kind of way and kept walking. Long story short... she was the owner and I never heard the end of it from my manager.
posted by bunktone at 11:18 AM on October 16, 2002


This one time at band camp...
posted by camworld at 11:25 AM on October 16, 2002


"hillary clinton (pro-saddam naked opportunist) what kind of a human being are you?"
check out this man's other entries. he has some grudge against all these (white?) women that drive faster than him. or is it a conspiracy?..........
heh. clueology.com:308/?show=entry&id=509
posted by bokononito at 11:28 AM on October 16, 2002


Recockulous in fact your right maybe he should file for sexual harrasment in addition to the damage she did to his car through her careless and reckless driveing.
posted by stbalbach at 11:34 AM on October 16, 2002


fabulon7, that's EXACTLY what i was thinking...

and i think it made for a good FPP, however angry some of you might be with the author. it's the only link today that looked interesting enough for me to click...
posted by lotsofno at 11:38 AM on October 16, 2002


except for the fact that it's on port 308. totally non-standard. gripe gripe gripe.
posted by fishfucker at 11:46 AM on October 16, 2002


Anyone not behind a proxy care to summarize? My employer believes in port 80 only.

A guy in a Buick sees a "perky blonde" in a Mustang day after day on his drive home from work. He tries to "flirt" with her by intentionally boxing her car in on the freeway. She notices him doing this day after day and gives him the finger. One day, they see each other someplace else and she, allegedly, waves at him and flashes her phone number, but he's married so he can't call her. Eventually their cars crash into each other on the freeway so he gets "her phone number after all".

The guy is the narrator and the tone is that of a cute anecdote.

I wonder if anyone has ever filed for sexual harassment over something like this.

More like assault with a deadly weapon.
posted by originalname37 at 11:53 AM on October 16, 2002


Did any of you see this comment at the bottom of the page, supposedly from "Meredith's father"?


Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Meredith's father
david@davidstill.org
fuck with my daughter, you married asshole, and your going to get your ass kicked good and hard. Got it? Next time you see her, you put your hand on your puny dick and get your jollies that fucking way but don't ever, ever, smile at Merry (Meridith) and then go home and putyour small salami in your Bride's face.

posted by originalname37 at 11:59 AM on October 16, 2002


you can use me to send someone else an email
davidstill.org is an email harvester, but with a nice touch.
posted by bokononito at 12:07 PM on October 16, 2002


Ah, yes...David Still. How brave!
posted by byort at 12:17 PM on October 16, 2002


Ah, yes...David Still. How brave!

I think that, if he's really this girl's father, and the author is stupid enough to use the girl's real name and an actual description of the custom car, the father shouldn't have to open himself up to criminal prosecution to let this guy know where he stands.
posted by originalname37 at 12:27 PM on October 16, 2002


How did the young woman manage to drive, use her cell phone and hold up a sign at the same time?
posted by Postroad at 12:43 PM on October 16, 2002


How did the young woman manage to drive, use her cell phone and hold up a sign at the same time?

It's like the famous triad of Quality, Service, and Speed. You can have at least one, maybe two, but never all three.
posted by oissubke at 12:47 PM on October 16, 2002


Hey, that feller is a registered MeFi user. I'm positive that I've seen that domain and goofball http port as the listed homepage in someone's profile. Only back when I first noticed it he hadn't posted anything on the site yet. It was just a "Clueology" box with no articles. And a cardboard sign that said "Call Me."

I'm just kidding about the last part.
posted by britain at 12:53 PM on October 16, 2002


I was holding my peace (piece?) but since britain outed him, I must second. Fess up, Oissubke.
posted by BinGregory at 1:02 PM on October 16, 2002


It was in my profile. A friend owns the domain name, and I used to use it for my web tinkering. It fell into disuse, and said friend (with whom I work) asked if he could let another friend use it instead. I said sure, I wasn't using it. I forgot to take the URL out of my mefiprofi, though, which is probably where you saw it.

I was checking up to see what had transpired since I used it, and that's when I happened across the vaguely amusing tidbit that I posted.

So it's not a self link, but not a more like a seven-degrees-of-separation almost-self-link. I don't know the guy who runs the site, though, so I didn't think there'd be any harm in posting it. I should have put some kind of disclaimer in there to prevent the appearance of evil, though. :-)
posted by oissubke at 1:06 PM on October 16, 2002


I was holding my peace (piece?) but since britain outed him, I must second. Fess up, Oissubke.

I already replied to your e-mail, BinGreg, with basically the same explanation given above. I happened across the post because it was on a domain name I once used, but I'm not connected to the site. It's not my domain name, my site, or my writing.
posted by oissubke at 1:07 PM on October 16, 2002


So it's not a self link, but not a more like a seven-degrees-of-separation almost-self-link.

At most, it's a 2- (your friend and the Buick guy) degrees-of-separation almost-self-link.
posted by originalname37 at 1:15 PM on October 16, 2002


At most, it's a 2- (your friend and the Buick guy) degrees-of-separation almost-self-link.

You know what I mean. :-P
posted by oissubke at 1:22 PM on October 16, 2002


It's not my domain name, my site, or my writing.

Completely irrelevantly, threering.net and clueology.net are registered to the same person.
posted by George_Spiggott at 1:44 PM on October 16, 2002


Er, clueology.com, rather.
posted by George_Spiggott at 1:45 PM on October 16, 2002


Completely irrelevantly, threering.net and clueology.net are registered to the same person.

How does that make what I said completely irrelevant?
posted by oissubke at 1:52 PM on October 16, 2002


In my opinion, your friendship with the owner of the clueology.com domain makes it a self-link. It's frowned upon here because it would be so easily abused; we all have friends with Web projects worth pimping.
posted by rcade at 2:58 PM on October 16, 2002


Fair enough. I'll do my best to avoid it in the future. Thanks.
posted by oissubke at 4:28 PM on October 16, 2002


this one time at band camp..

[Off topic] The phrase "this one time at band camp" was used, I am sure, in a MeFi or MeTa thread recently, but I cannot find it. On the ARIA awards the other night, the host, Rove McManus, used it with reference to the design of the award, but I did not catch it all, as I was between channels. What made me notice it was that it is most definitely not an expression that would be normally used in Australia and I wondered if Rove had been reading MeFi. Just curious and a complete waste of time really, but I have suspected for some time that there are some in the media here who use MeFi as a source, as I have heard comments that, without referencing MeFi, sound very familiar and are made within days or on the day of the thread appearing here. [/off-topic]
posted by dg at 8:25 PM on October 16, 2002


Actualy I've heard the phrase used before in Australia. It's not all that uncommon. The movie was pretty popular over here you know.
posted by Jubey at 8:37 PM on October 16, 2002


Hmmm, must be hanging out with the wrong crowd then. Maybe I imagined the rest as well. It was more the context of the comment that struck me, as the whole comment (which I can't remember the exact details of now) was identical. Never mind:-)
posted by dg at 9:26 PM on October 16, 2002


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