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on schmoozing

On the aforementioned flight home, I sat next to two girls who had just graduated from UC Davis the day before and were now headed to Spain for two months. We had some pretty good conversations, and they seemed really cool.

To practice my social bravery, I forced myself to screw up my courage to ask them if I could buy them a drink to celebrate their graduation since we all had a couple hours' layover at O'Hare. I finally did so, and they politely declined, but at least it served to reinforce in my head the reality that the world doesn't end when things like that happen.

So I had a beer by myself anyway, and you know, it was just fine.

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owendibbs
Jun. 17th, 2003 05:16 pm (UTC)
Turning down a celebratory drink?? madness.
szasz
Jun. 17th, 2003 05:22 pm (UTC)
Well, two cute girls, older guy asking to buy them a drink, I can see being nervous about it. Then again, airports are usually really safe for that kind of thing because the connections are always so itinerant.
starstraf
Jun. 18th, 2003 08:42 am (UTC)
But you asked that is the important thing!
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kateorama
Jun. 18th, 2003 10:46 pm (UTC)
my sentiments exactly!
Would that I'd encountered you in an airport when I was still drinking and willing to celebrate anything. Safe or no, I woulda gone for it. You're hot.

However, as we have acknowledged many a time, it is good that we met when and how we did, and I wouldn't trade it for a fleeting tryst in an airport (and yes, with me at the time, a drink in an airport could easily have led to something "more.").
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