Karen and I were eating the other night at a casual diner. There was a small bar next to our table with a few people enjoying small talk. It was evident to Karen and me that one of the men was interested in one of the ladies seated few seats away.
As we watched the group; we bet on whether or not this guy would ask one of the ladies out. It was very obvious he was shy yet held back no evidence that he was in hot pursuit. My bet was he would, cheering for the guy; Karen’s that he was entirely too introverted.
We were nearly finished with dinner when he got up to make a move. I was cheering him on, hoping his trepidation wouldn’t overtake him as he approached the peak of his fear. In his nervous approach he asked, “Can I sit here and visit with you?” pointing to the seat next to her.
She must have known he was going to ask and yelled, so everyone in the restaurant could hear, “No, I will not sleep with you!”
Karen and I about fell on off our chairs; we knew what he asked and that was not it at all. I started to get up, with Karen holding me back. “Let it be, not any of your business,” she commented. This shy fellow, with his head held low, began to walk out of the restaurant.
The lady then got up out of her chair, following him, saying, I am sorry if I embarrassed you. I am writing a paper on “How people react in embarrassing moments for school.”
To Karen and my amazement he turned around and yelled, “Two hundred dollars, are you kidding me?” then walked out of the restaurant.
I wanted to chest bump this guy but he was gone. Power in the astuteness of the shy!!!
(This is only a phunny story I made up from remembering an old joke)