The following is one of those stories that reminds you that awkwardness truly is awesomeness. So I was at work yesterday just chugging along in my checkstand when this guy, most likely an SUU student, comes through my line. He made small talk and I didn't think much of it although it did seem like he was trying to flirt and the thought crossed my mind that perhaps I should flash my wedding ring at him. But he was gone as soon as he had arrived and that was that...or so I thought. A few minutes later he walks back in the door, assertively walks back up to my checkstand, and begins this lovely little spiel....
Guy--"So I just know that if I didn't come back in and say this I would regret it..."
My head--"What the?!?!"
Guy--"So I was just wondering if sometime when you weren't busy if you would want to..."
My head--"Oh my...seriously? What the crap am I supposed to do here?"
Guy--"..go to a movie or something with me?"
My mouth-- (while pointing at my ring and rather hastily bursting out) "Um, I'm married"
Guy--"Oh, I guess I should have checked that....ok bye." (And then rather hastily running out the door.)
I wish you could understand the awkwardness that I felt at that moment. And yes, those that know me know that my face had turned a lovely shade of red. But at least it gave me and my fellow employees a good laugh.
So, to all you singles out there let this be a lesson to you....Always, ALWAYS, do a ring check!