Thursday, March 15, 2007

Awkward Moments

It’s so annoying when you don’t have the first clue of how to react in awkward moments, but I think the first thing to do is to acknowledge your feeling and think rationally, did I establish that? Sadly, I did not. Here are moments I had earlier this year.

Moment One:
I was sitting in le café waiting for a friend to have a couple of “inhales” from their perfect shisha, it was around 12 pm when a classy woman in her 30s entered the café and sat in the table beside me, oh... and she was carrying her 6 month old son/daughter in a baby bag thing.

So far all normal, but after 10 min; she opened her blouse and she started breast feeding her son! I was not surprised to see that scene as much as I was confused of how am I suppose to react towards such an act, I couldn’t identify my feelings at the moment, was I uncomfortable? Embarrassed? Was I aroused? Or simply thirsty?

Moment Two:
I was in an academic staff meeting, bored out of my mind and goofing off with my cell phone when a female “colleague” entered the lecture hall and sat right beside me. She’s not really my friend, she’s someone I had a couple of chats with in the corridor, and maybe shared an invigilation with her, anyways... she was bored too, and guess what she decided to do, she decided to flirt with me.

First of all, her voice was kind of loud; it’s fair to say that people sitting 3 rows in front and behind me heard the flirting process. She started talking about how nice my scarf is “I do really have a beautiful scarf” and how she loves my fossil watch, she asked me about my favorite hangouts and what I do in my leisure time... bla bla bla, in the middle of all this I was writing something down when she suddenly held my hand in an attempt to take the pen away in a theatrical display. I was a sport and let her finish her performance, but I guess she took that as an invitation to carry on , she sat more close to me that in some point she was practically in my lap .. I didn’t know what to do, clearly I wasn’t enjoying this, did I mention that we were in AN OFFICIAL MEETING?

Moment Three:
The boss asked Sara and me do some Xeroxing and filing of important papers , there were a lot of papers to photo copy and 13 piles to put together, Sara made her booming show of how she “not we” will deliver the top notch work in minimum time .. I thought to myself, WTF? It’s only photocopying...

During the actual process of photocopying, she was on her cellphone the whole time giving very personal advice to her newly married friend of how to get even with her husband!! (The machine is in a small room, it’s inevitable that I hear her crapy conversation) and every 10 min she runs to the boss’s office and gives him a briefing of our progress.

What did she actually do? Nothing except polluting my ears with her very bad advices and shit-chatting with her soon to be newly-divorcee friend, plus all the distractions she diffused around me. I hated what she did (or rather didn’t HELP to do) and she bragged about the job that I practically did totally by myself. It was one of these moments when you’re boiling and numb at the same time. Again, I did not know how to react towards such creature in such situation.

Small Observation: I’ll never understand estrogen-containing species !!



Memo said...

Cant stop laughing
I don’t know if you are living inside Egypt or abroad
But from the first moment I could tell….. yes you are: P
Greatest thing about being a woman is that you could do anything without blaming ask me about ….
Men think rationally we don’t
we just do whatever we want
we don’t process ideas
my explanation for
moment 1:she is a free lady in a free country
moment 2:you must be a real cute guy maybe irresistible in her eyes ya wilak ya swad lilak ashrab ba2a
moment 3:she have a sense of inferiority not that confidence of her work progress
don’t try to understand just know how to deal

Ravine85 said...

Moment one:
The woman's obviously retarded. First, she takes her baby to a place where there's smoking and shisha (idiot idiot idiot), then she breast feeds in public whithout regard for other people's feeling (inconsiderate dumbass). She could have easily breast-fed in the bathroom. It's normal for you to feel uncomfortable facing something like this.

Moment Two:
I'm betting the perfume she was wearing that day was called "desperation". I call women like her "attention bimbos".

Moment three:
Watch out for this one. She's obviously got some serious bitchy blood running through her veins.

Finally, it's not about estrogen really. There are numerous dumbasses from both sexes, believe me :D.

Poorva said...

lol...ur awkward moments remindz me o mine....cheers! glad 2 knw dat every1 has 'em

reham said...

breast feeding in a public place ? this is normal to me as i see that in the hospital corridors 3aleina..for me , if you have a wonderful scarfe,i would have stolen it ..i adore scarves so watch out mo'men :P ...about the bla bla shit chatting on the phone,this reminds me of the oral exam in andrology and sexology allah ye7ra2hom...insha2allah nebarek orayeb 3ala el tala2
ps:when i was in med school ,i usually attend the lectures of doctors who wear excellent scarfe ,this gives me a hint about how classy is the guy..kan nefsi asma3 el flirtting 3ashan ad7ak shewaya :P

Ravine85 said...

I see them in my hospital corridors too, but hospitals are one thing, cafes are another.

spellz said...

breast feeding in public? in a cafe?
may be, reminds me by pple who brings their kids in the cinema, wrong person in the wrong place always annoying the surrounding others.

loooooool flirting in an official meeting? are u kidding!, rabena yesahellaha lol

I guess women have the right to nag anywhre and anytime :D. bs I really pitty her frnd ya 7araam and as Ravine said Dumbasses are in both sexes dont blame Estorgen

Mo'men said...

"Greatest thing about being a woman is that you could do anything without blaming ask me about"
It drives me crazy, being a female ALWAYS gets you by... Grrrr

"Don’t try to understand just know how to deal"
How Am I supposed to deal without understanding? But you are theoretically correct, I shall try that :)

"I call women like her "attention bimbos""
Not necessarily, I got to meet some liberal women who watch too much "Sex and the city" and "Ally Mcbeal”.
I call them "liberal fantasy seekers" :)

"There are numerous dumbasses from both sexes, believe me :D."
Mmmmmm ... mashi
Bas females are amazingly confusing creatures !! , No offense :))

Poovra ,
"every1 has 'em"
they are like little pauses on the 24 hour film that is your day ..

"I usually attend the lectures of doctors who wear excellent scarfe ,this gives me a hint about how classy is the guy"
I guess the complementary ideology of my part would be that I’d attend the lectures of female doctors with big breasts :))
just kidding , although many androgen species think like that ..

spellz ,
"wrong person in the wrong place always annoying the surrounding others"
I ask you this , would you have the courage to confront this behavior/attitude/act? or do u consider this none of your business?

"loooooool flirting in an official meeting? are u kidding!, rabena yesahellaha"
yesahel eh belzabt? :)

"dont blame Estorgen"
I stand on this , Estrogen is trouble.
it's a pain you can live with, a woman you can't live without ..
omal ablame meen tayeb ??

memo said...

i tagged you

ياسمين شعيتو said...

Hah! estrogen-containing! Brilliant!

deppy said...

Dude! you crack me up with your sarcastic humor spirit. And I cant stop reading yr posts, they're really amusing :)