Friday, November 18, 2005

Flattered or Annoyed?

I had an incident happen to me yesterday that gave some of my friends quite a laugh. I'm still trying to decide if I should be flattered or merely annoyed. Here's the scene...
I went to the high school to eat lunch with my daughter, Emily. Now, let's set the record straight: Emily is all girl...makeup, hair, clothes have to be just so, to her liking, before she leaves the house. Not wanting to embarass her by showing up in my normal appearance (hair in ponytail, no makeup, wearing sweats) I actually put on makeup, fixed my hair, and wore slacks with a sweater. Now that you have the backstory, on to my adventure. I took my 3year old, Isabella, with me. We sign in at the office, then move to the hall where Emily had told us to meet her. Now, my toddler is the easiest of my children--if I tell her to stand still and be quiet, she complies. (God, PLEASE let her stay so well behaved) So we're standing there and this teenage boy in a football letterman's jacket comes strolling by. (Sidenote--is it just me, or are high school guys MUCH bigger now than I was in high school? Yikes!) He gives me the once over, you women know what I'm talking about--the "up and down" look? I just rolled my eyes and focused my attention on Isabella. Emily comes out of class and heads our way. This football player walks around behind me, then bumps me in the shoulder. I turn my head, my eyes scathing his mere presence. Does this distract him in any way? No! He merely gives me a leer, then a smile, and says in a long, drawn out to ten syllable word "hhhheeeeeyyyy". I was mortified. I just said "hi. I'm old enough to be your mother." Emily caught the last end of it and didn't know whether to be appalled or find it hilarous that a high-schooler hit on her mom. I didn't know whether to be flattered or annoyed at the gall of some kid. Amusing? Yes. Strange? Yes. But I still can't decide whether to be flattered or irritated. Hmmm. I think I'll just go with funny and leave it at that.

6 comments:

Not Ronie said...

ROTFL!!! Omigosh! how hilarious!!! I actually had that happen to me at starbucks by the ungraduated barista! EWW! LOL

Ron Estrada said...

Ask him if he's planning on being a publishing editor when he grows up. If not, knee him in the groin.

CHickey said...

Awww! Go with the flattering. It appeals with the ego!

Robin Caroll said...

LOL....I COULD go with flattery, but it was almost humilitating! LOL All I know is that it provided amusement for my teen!

Camy Tang said...

ROFL!!!!!!!!!!
New definition of HOT MOMMA!!!

I like Ron's advice. [evil grin]

Heather Diane Tipton said...

LOL You know how this made me laugh...