Me and Mr. Freak

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    Me and Mr. Freak

    Since I don't have anything to do, might as well share to you guys my last day of independence, it all happened last Friday...

    Me: ahhh, what a wonderful day! no work, no school, nothing but me and my bookstore...nothing could possibly go wrong! lalalalalalala!!

    Me: (later that morning, on the way to the bookstore) ahh...life is so good! i'm driving my comfy car, wearing my comfy clothes, walking with my comfy shoes...(**sees bookstore**) ah...i'm in heaven!

    Me: (**on my way to computers section, picks up a book and started reading**)
    after 1 minute....

    Me: (**freak alert, activated! subject approaching in about 10 steps/sec**) thinking: "no he's not gonna bother me, I don't look like a thief"

    Freak: "So you like computers?"

    Me: "umm....yeah" **thinking: "no Actually, I hate computers, that's why i'm here, you know to just torture myself by looking at books that I truly despise!"**

    Freak: "that's cool!" **with his i'm-cool smile**

    Me: **thinking: "eeewe!"**

    Freak: "me too!"

    Me: **thinking: "uh huh"** (**continue reading the book**)

    silence....

    Me:**thinking: "see, he's not gonna bother you again"**

    Freak: "have you taken Java?"

    Me: "ummm...yeah" **thinking: "grrr.....how lame!"**

    Freak: "oh i'm gonna be taking C next quarter"

    Me:**thinking: "do I look like I care?????!!!??"**

    silence....

    Me:**thinking: "see, he's not gonna bother you again"**


    Freak: "What school do you go to?"

    Me: (**still looking at the book**) "I go to [name of school]" **thinking: "grrr...go away!!!"**

    Freak: "oh you do?!, how come I don't see you there? I don't go to school there, but I go to [name of school] all the time.

    Me: "hah" **thinking: oh what are the odds??? he's so lame!"

    Freak: "are you hiding?"

    Me: (**smiling sourly**) **thinking: "I am, from freaks like you! sheesh" **

    silence....

    Me:**thinking: "see, he's not gonna bother you again"**


    Freak: "what book are you looking for? lemme help you find it"

    Me: "Thanks but I'm fine, i'm just browsing" **thinking: "I know how to read weirdo!:**

    Freak: (** not saying anything, just looking, oh I meant, staring at what I'm doing**)

    Me:**thinking: "I can't take this anymore"** "well, i have to go, have a nice day" (**with an all-teeth-showing-sour smile and a wincing right eye**)

    Freak: "you too!" (***did this **)

    Me: **thinking: "WHat a freak!, that's fine, I'll walk to the literature section and see if there are any new novels..."** (**tries to put face back into normal, sweet condition**)

    after 5 mins....(**sees freak approaching**)

    Me:**thinking: "run for your life!"** exits the bookstore grumpy, irritated, mad and sad!

    note: he's not even a sales clerk!!! he's just there, looking for someone to irritate!!! grr...

    moral lesson for me:
    1. next time wear a sign in the forehead that says "Leave me alone"
    2. if 1 doesn't work, use sign language
    3. if 1 and 2 fails, say "No hablo en Ingles"
    4. if all fails...i don't know what else to do...

    sorry for this long post...i just have to find something to do before I die in our house...i still have 3 days of being grounded... adios...

    posted this at FD, just thought I would share to to you guys as well...

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    Hey, you told me you wouldn't tell the cboard-folk about our encounter in the bookstore!!!

    *coughs*

    Yeah, chicks are all over me when I'm at the bookstore as well -- you know how chicks absolutely love computer nerds. It's just something you have to get used to
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    That happens to me more than I'd like, the conversation typically goes like this:

    (some loser): "Hey, looking for a book on [some programming subject]?"
    (me): "Yea, I'm looking for any good book on [some programming subject]."
    (some loser): *pointing to a beginner's text (often Schildt or (*) for Dummies)* "Well, this one is really easy."

    It's lovely how they always assume that I know nothing about programming and seem to point to the one book I flame endlessly to anyone who mentions it. The conversation typically goes downhill:

    (me): "No thanks, I try not to dirty my hands on garbage such as [some book]."

    Assuming he sticks around after that:

    (some loser): "Well, you're never going to learn [some programming subject] if you don't read the good books."
    (me): "Are you any good at [some programming subject]?"
    (some loser): *trying to impress me* "Yea, I'm an expert."

    At this point I ask him about an advanced or obscure subject in the language and watch him wiggle in embarassment for a moment. Sometimes I tell him the answer if he hasn't already left, if he still stays after that:

    (me): *Picking up a good beginner's book* "This should be right around your level of expertise, I recommend you start at chapter 1."

    To date, no one has ever lasted longer than that.

    -Prelude
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    Dam, I wish I was a female programmer. Then I'd have a better chance of getting laid

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    Dolby, I fail to see what that guy did that was so wrong. What Prelude mentioned was obviously stupid, but the guy you described just seemed like a nice guy trying to hit on you. If you weren't interested, I don't see why you just didn't tell him that.

    Here's a tip about guys: We don't take a hint. We usually just don't. You mentioned some subtle sour grin or something like that. He obviously didn't pick up on it. You probably could've turned your back to him, and he still wouldn't have taken the hint. You generally have to be blunt with guys. If you're not interested, tell him so. He, then, has to leave you alone, unless he's some really freaky creep which this guy didn't sound at all like.

    I don't see how you can blame that poor guy. He saw a girl he thought was attractive. Better yet, he figured that because you were looking at books on programming, you were intelligent and shared a common interest with you. He thought, hey, I think I'll hit on her. So, he tried to make some small talk. Hi, how ya doing, where you go to school, etc. He even tried to be helpful by asking you if he could help you find anything. Of course, you didn't really need any help, but he just wanted to be nice.

    I also fail to see what made him a 'freak'. All that you could know about him is his name, where he goes to school, that he likes programming, and his appearance. The only thing there that could make him unattractive to you would be his appearance. Besides that, he was just a nice, smart guy trying to start a conversation. What was so freaky about this guy?
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    Don't listen to him, Dolby. Mr. Freak was obviously just trying to get in your pants!

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    >Don't listen to him, Dolby. Mr. Freak was obviously just trying to get in your pants!
    You mean you guys have other reasons most of the time?

    -Prelude
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    Hey, hey, I'm not like that! I know plenty of guys that aren't like that -- it's just that those are the ones who are usually too shy to say anything in first place (myself included).

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    Originally posted by Prelude
    That happens to me more than I'd like, the conversation typically goes like this:

    (some loser): "Hey, looking for a book on [some programming subject]?"
    (me): "Yea, I'm looking for any good book on [some programming subject]."
    (some loser): *pointing to a beginner's text (often Schildt or (*) for Dummies)* "Well, this one is really easy."

    It's lovely how they always assume that I know nothing about programming and seem to point to the one book I flame endlessly to anyone who mentions it. The conversation typically goes downhill:

    (me): "No thanks, I try not to dirty my hands on garbage such as [some book]."

    Assuming he sticks around after that:

    (some loser): "Well, you're never going to learn [some programming subject] if you don't read the good books."
    (me): "Are you any good at [some programming subject]?"
    (some loser): *trying to impress me* "Yea, I'm an expert."

    At this point I ask him about an advanced or obscure subject in the language and watch him wiggle in embarassment for a moment. Sometimes I tell him the answer if he hasn't already left, if he still stays after that:

    (me): *Picking up a good beginner's book* "This should be right around your level of expertise, I recommend you start at chapter 1."

    To date, no one has ever lasted longer than that.

    -Prelude
    Prelude, have I told you lately that I loved you? :clap:

    >>You mean you guys have other reasons most of the time?

    No...that's about it. Unless money or food is involved. Oh, or TV.

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    Okay, so maybe this guy's intentions weren't 100% pure, but that hardly makes him a freak. And, I still think that he was interested in Dolby as a going-steady-kind-of girlfriend, not a mere sexual object as some are suggesting; otherwise, he would just hit on every girl he sees rather than specifically go after the ones in the computer section of a bookstore.

    Really, this is bugging me, how can you call this guy a freak?
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    "If you cannot grok the overall structure of a program while taking a shower, you are not ready to code it." -- Richard Pattis.

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    Originally posted by joshdick
    Okay, so maybe this guy's intentions weren't 100% pure, but that hardly makes him a freak. And, I still think that he was interested in Dolby as a going-steady-kind-of girlfriend, not a mere sexual object as some are suggesting; otherwise, he would just hit on every girl he sees rather than specifically go after the ones in the computer section of a bookstore.

    Really, this is bugging me, how can you call this guy a freak?
    All kidding aside, dickboy does have a point. Not everyone who talks to you is a freak, and in this case you apparently had no reason to label him as one. That was very mean, you freak.

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    >That was very mean
    I tend to agree as well, but I'm notorious for being labelled "*****y" in the real world, so I'm not one to question Dolby's opinions.

    >, you freak.
    In some circles being called a freak is a good thing.

    -Prelude
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    Originally posted by Prelude
    In some circles being called a freak is a good thing.
    Hmm, I'd like you to introduce me to some of these circles, Prelude

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    Really, this is bugging me, how can you call this guy a freak?
    Can't you read?

    Me: (**freak alert, activated! subject approaching in about 10 steps/sec, w/ genitalia hanging loose**) thinking: "no he's not gonna bother me, I don't look like a thief"

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    And this is all based around you believing that she actually could see the poor guy's genitals.

    Besides... if his genitals really were hanging loose, then you know he wasn't aroused
    Last edited by Polymorphic OOP; 12-29-2002 at 04:21 PM.

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