Oh the experiences I have had. Evidently I have been single for far too long, because I am starting to exude so many single gay man pheromones, that construction workers in Saginaw are trying to pick me up. So the story goes something like this:
I went to Saginaw to visit Steve, and just as I was walking into Dawn of a new Day a middle age man in a truck with a trailer pulled up and called me over. I just assumed that he needed directions, which was kind of the case I guess.
Worker guy: “Where is Janes Street?”
Me: “I think it is back that way.”
Worker guy: “Do you need a job?”
Worker guy: “Okay. How about food, or dinner sometime, or something?”
Me: “Um okay?”
Worker guy: “Can I get your number?”
Me: *Insert fake Detroit phone number here*
Worker guy: “Oh okay I’ll give you a call sometime. Do you not live around here?”
Me: “I live in Detroit.”
Worker guy: “What are you doing here?”
Me: “Visiting family.”
Worker guy: “Okay...have a nice day.”
So after our conversation I go in to Dawn’s and tell Lindsey about it.
So I thought it was over. But it goes on from there. He then shows up at the coffee shop.
At this point I promptly had to go find Steve and I left. So, once again, I thought the end of the story.
After a brief break at Steve’s house, we head back to Dawn’s. So a little time passes and he [worker guy] calls Dawn, and asks for me. Dawn’s phone messes up and I loose the call, and then he shows up again, and the conversation went something like this.
Worker guy: “Hi, the number you gave me was wrong.”
Me: “Oh you must have taken it down wrong...”
Worker guy: “Oh. well, can I get it?”
Me: *Insert real phone number* "Oh but I am going to be Europe and my phone won’t work.”
Worker guy: “Oh. well, do you want to get together tonight?”
Me: “Um, I have lots of things to do today. I’ll be back in the end of June.”
Worker guy: “Good”
He exits stage left. At this point Dawn is freaking because her world had been blown: Our worker guy’s wife is going to be making glass vases with Dawn.
For a cross reference on how I feel about this check out my post on straight acting gays.