I always choose flight....

11/30/2011 The Blue Stocking 21 Comments

Hello! I feel like we haven’t talked in a while and I have to say I missed you. I was going to wait till Monday to post, but the funniest thing just happened in the library and I had to tell you. For you to fully realize the craziness that is contained by this blogger you read on a regular basis let me take you back to last week.

I was leaving the library and I ran into a cute guy who employed a clever ruse to stop me for a little conversation, one that was ever so delightful. Do you know those moments where you feel very witty, well I had that moment for about 15 min and at the end of our little chat he asked me for my number.

Bold eh?

I think having a random guy get your number after only just meeting you is quite possible the most flattering thing that can happen.

I actually had something similar happen to me a week before. I was at a party in the middle of the dance floor when I ran into an incredible attractive guy. We talked for about 5 minutes {it’s hard to carry on conversation with dance music blaring in the background}. Then his friends came to carry him away, we said our goodbyes and just when I was ready to chalk that up to just another random run in with a guy that piqued my interest, he turned around. That’s right he walk away and about three yards from me he turned around and strode back and asked for my number. I’m still smiling as I write this. But alas he has not called.

What would possess a boy to make a bold statement about getting a girls number and then not call.

Maybe he tripped on his way out of the party, and his phone fell in a gutter, and by the time he got to it the rain water from said gutter had infiltrated every crevice in the device and had so thoroughly destroyed it that my number could no longer be recovered. Ya, that’s most likely what happened…well, probably.

Anyhoo…back to the library guy. After he got my number and I was on my way home I came to the conclusion that he was yet another number bandit, stealing girl’s numbers all over BYU campus. This was a Monday night and by Saturday I still hadn’t heard from him…good thing I built myself up for disappointment.

Sunday I left my phone at home and didn’t get back to it till late that night. To my pleasant surprise he had called twice. Since it was late I didn’t call back, but decided to wait till Monday. This is going to sound lame, but I go so busy with school that I completely forgot! I really did, I swear this semester is destroying my social life.

By Wednesday I felt too silly to call him. By Thursday I began questioning the safety value of going out with strange guys you barely know. And by Friday I was resolved that not calling was best. So of course it was just my luck that I ran into him at the library early this evening.

I was on the fourth floor, typing, minding my own business, when I looked up to find his face two rows back. We made eye contact and I freaked. I sneaked another peak just to make sure it was him and sure enough there he was. I decided to act cool and continue typing… and then I decided to take flight. After all I am a runner by nature.

And that ladies and gentlemen is how I found myself hiding on the second floor for the next two hours.

I guess the fourth floor is off limits now.

So what is wrong with me? Why didn't I call him? Why didn’t I go up and explain? Why didn’t I at least text him?

I would like to conclude this post by saying I don’t believe anyone will ever be able to pinpoint exactly what is wrong with me.

-The Blue Stocking

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Sarah said...

Call him. I would like you to imagine the very worst thing that could happen to you IF (really, this should be when) you call him. The worst thing I can imagine is that he tells you he just so happened to get married over the weekend, so your call was for nothing. Even then that would be an amazing story ("A guy asked for my number and was married a week later! Nuts, right?!"). The very best outcome is that he's your eternal companion. When these two things are weighed against each other, I would err on the side of calling him. You can feel no more embarrassed than you already are. Perhaps he will even find your nervous behavior endearing :) So call him. Right now. He'll appreciate it more than you would appreciate boys not being number bandits.

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Anonymous said...

Call him!!!! Even if it doesn't turn into anything, you'll always wonder if something could have happened.

Call him!! With the risk of uncertainty comes the reward of happiness! But if you do nothing, you can be certain nothing will come from it.

You have 1 hour 19 minutes of No Fear November. GO BLUE STOCKING!!!

I have before been guilty of asking a girl for her number and then not calling her. I felt bad. Still do, actually.

I'm with Fstone -- still over an hour left! And he's a single guy in Provo: it's not too late to call. He's still awake.

Danielle said...

ha ha ha ha this sounds like something I would totally do!

jaclyn said...

I do this all the time. I saw a friend of mine, who I have a crush on, on campus the other day, and I pretended to not see him. Because I'm a flight/avoider person. That being said, you should call him. Even if it's completely embarassing, you've already committed to avoiding him now anyways.

Alden Waite said...

haha Blue Stocking, there's nothing out of the ordinary wrong with you. It's just fear, so ask yourself "What would you do if you weren't afraid?" and then do it. Call him up - he still wants you to. (and you'll know he's a great guy if you tell him the story and he laughs with you about it). Good luck!!

I wouldn't beat yourself up to much. It's totally normal to have the flight bells ring off in our heads. I don't know how many times I have seen a girl I like across the room in the cougar eat or the library and I totally book it when I am not feeling confident enough to "wow" them. People do it all the time and is totally human.

I agree with the others, once you've built up the courage, go into smooth Blue Stocking mode and totally call him up, drop hints that a bandit and chances are you'll have a date.

Good luck ;)

The Coquette said...

Allow me to be the naysayer. No Fear November is officially over. It's back into panic mode, so don't call. (Just in case you wanted a little bit of different advice).

Anonymous said...

Ha ha Coquette you're so fun! Just curious what YOU did for No Fear (or No Shame? Ha ha) November?

I hereby institue with all the power vested in me (none) No Doubt December! Now go do yo thang.

Jessica said...

Oh no oh no oh no! Call him! Right now! You can explain and laugh about it and every little old thing will just be great!

(And this is coming from someone who is not normally forward AT ALL, and who is very familiar with panic and strange bouts of inaction, if you doubt me, read this- http://jliening.blogspot.com/2011/10/er.html)

Just do it! (At the VERY least, it will give you something awesome to blog about.)

Anonymous said...

You're killin me! CALL NOW! Explain yourself. He will understand!

The Charmer said...

When I read your post, the first thing that came to mind was Simbaa from the Lion King saying, "I laugh in the face of danger. Ha ha ha ha!"

Laugh in the face of danger. Go ahead and be bold. Plus, it's 11:11. And I just wished that you'd do it. ;)

(We should probably start keeping track of how many times I reference The Lion King on this blog. I feel like I've already done it far too many times.)

Amy said...

I think you're right that it may be a little sketch to go on a date with someone you don't know, let alone give him your address so he can pick you up. Honestly I don't know what you should do, but I wouldn't worry about it. There will be other guys. Good luck

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"...go on a date with someone you don't know, let alone give him your address so he can pick you up."

It turned out well for me!

"No Fear November is officially over. It's back into panic mode, so don't call."

*Sniffle* It's like...I don't even know you anymore... (Get it? because we're anonymous. so I don't actually know you. Yeah...)

Anonymous said...

Give it a chance. You never know what could happen. It could be the best decision of your life. "Every great story starts with two strangers"

Anonymous said...

Blue Stocking, I HAVE to know. Have you called him yet?!! What did he say? What did you say? What did he say when you said what you said? If you haven't called him yet, I hope you will--by Monday, when you were planning on posting. :D

Anonymous said...

This is the first time I have ever commented but I had to on this post. I had a boy call me and I missed his call and was also too busy with school to call him back for about two weeks but I finally did even though I felt like an idiot and now we have been dating for 7 months. CALL HIM!!!