Wednesday, December 23, 2009
OK, so here's the situation. It was three days before Thanksgiving and I'm at the front desk at the fitness club. I ask the attractive young lady behind the desk what the club's Thanksgiving hours are, she points me to the holiday weekend schedule and cheerfully says, "we're open until 3:00". I go over to the schedule and start looking at it for the other days.
Out of totally nowhere (at least that's how I perceive it), she smiles at me and says, "So, is your wife going to let you work out on Thanksgiving morning?". This was a brilliant and poignant question of the ages (deserving of a definitely honest and unbiased answer), except for one minor detail....I'm not married.
I showed her my ringless left hand, smiled and said, "She doesn't have much say in the matter." to which the lady behind the counter smiled back and said "Cool!". I left with that "I just had a conversation with someone from a different planet" feeling.
OK so here's the question/questions:
What did she mean (or might she have meant) by the question in the first place? Why did/might she have asked the question? Is this something that you have ever done or known friends to do? If so why? It didn't bother me, I just thought it kind of odd.
I had one friend point out that the club I was at was in a town with a primarily married demographic. Another friend told me that she was definitely flirting with/hitting on me. I don't know. I'm opening the question to all of the attractive ladies on SP (This means YOU, (unless, of course, you're a dude))