Thursday, January 12, 2006

The opposite of approachable

Status: Useless

Have you ever been able to flirt with the hottest guy in the room but barely able to make eye contact with the guy that makes your stomach flutter? I discovered over the past few days that I do indeed have the womanly skills to flirt with the everyday hunks in my life. However, I'm rendered useless when face to face with that special crush. Whatever it is that makes him special also turns me mute. In fact, often it can go beyond silence and venture into an odd kind of hazing. NotCarrie once posted about kicking boys she had a crush on as a young girl. I swear I still have to fight those inclinations. Stealing sly glances, ducking my head to hide that silly grin, delivering snappish, derisive comments. That's me in my puckish handbasket. Watch out boys. If I'm snarky to you, it just might mean I have a crush on you.

5 comments:

NotCarrie said...

I, too, find myself being mean to those I like. I realize it though so I can usually stop myself before it happens. I'm better at being able to flirt with the ones I do like but I still can't be as forward as I can with others.

Nicole said...

I used to kick boys too. All the time; and I was 11 or 12, not just when I was 5. One of them became my first boyfriend at least.

And at least you're not TOO approachable, right?

Larissa said...

yeah i too have to be careful with my flirty sarcasm, sometimes i can go a lil overboard!

annie said...

Yeah...girls and women have been doing dissing as foreplay long before men started teaching it as "negging" in $500 pickup artist workshops!

DC Celine said...

I didn't kick them, but I used to chase them. I have vivid elementary school memories of creating these elaborate games where we girls would chase the boys around, then try and talk them into chasing us around the playground...somehow, it never worked...they were more interested in dirt than us.