Every Monday morning my students have lecture from 7-8. I usually walk over to collect roll, wish them all a happy day, and to thank the lecturer for actually showing up.
So this morning as I’m walking out of lecture, the security guard calls me over all serious like. “Ma’am, are you in charge of these students? Can I speak to you for a minute?’
I’m thinking they’ve done and/or said something stupid and that I was about to have to chastise an entire group of 25 year old med students.
Nerd Girl: “Good morning. What’s going on?”
Security Dude: “Good morning. Did you get a divorce?”
Nerd Girl: “Whaaat? What are you talking about?”
Security Dude: “The last few times you’ve been in here I noticed that you weren’t wearing a ring anymore. I’m sorry things didn’t work out, but do you want to go to lunch?”
Nerd Girl: “Serious? I have really sensitive skin and I can’t wear my ring right now. Everything is good at the house. So, no thanks.”
Security Dude: “Oh. Okay. I sure hate that. Have a good one.”
I can’t get mad at the man’s hustle – he did wait a few weeks to ask “newly single” me out. But it kind of creeps me out that he’s been studying my hand for the last few months (????) and I never noticed him. Usually I’m pretty aware (kinda) of people I encounter frequently.
If you’re single, in the area, and can deal with state employee money, holler at ya girl – there’s a very observant – and pretty decent looking – security guard I know who’s looking for a hook-up!