Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hey Good Lookin'

These past few days at work have been hectic - you know, the kind of hectic where there are so many little things that have to get done that you can't accomplish anything of importance. 

One of those little things that has been going on was a manager meeting being held off-site at a new hotel in downtown Chicago. Since the hotel was a) new, b) had already gotten effed up booking my meeting space and c) was just down the street, I have been making a few trips back and forth during my work day to make sure the managers are all happy, fed, and satisfied. 

This afternoon, one of the tech guys and I took one of those trips down to the hotel to pick up the projector since the meeting was finally over (yippee!). We were kinda rushing because we had another meeting to get to pretty soon so I was pretty much half-running and he was just doing his normal gait (because I'm pretty short it's hard for me to catch up!), but despite my gazelle like walk-run we missed a walk light and had to wait at a red light.

No big deal right? No, because the awkward train decided to mosey on in right at that exact moment. We're standing on the street corner talking about Tech Guy's wife and her iced tea preferences when a homeless man comes near us and practically screams, "You guys make a cute couple" in our ears.

Which would have been laughable had he not screamed it again, "Cuteeeee couple! Yes, a cute couple!" And we just awkwardly stood there neither confirming nor denying that were were a couple. 

Thankfully the light turned green and we walked, but we were super awkward until we reached the hotel and Tech Guy changed the subject from how awk that was to how he rides his bike to work everyday. 

Tech Guy and I are pretty close at work - we chat throughout the day (mostly I think because we're two of the youngest employees and we gots to stick together yo) so I know this was only a teeny blip on the radar of our work relationship - something that down the line we'll be able to laugh at.

And I know he knows that I don't like him like that...oh you know since he has a WIFE and all.

But right this minute, we're still in Awky Town. Thanks homeless dude. Thanks a lot.

12 comments:

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Hahaha, that is quite funny I must say!!! I'm sure the awkwardness will wear off in a couple days and then you will just have a funny story to tell!

Lindsay said...

A homeless guy once threw water on me and called me a fucking heartless bitch. This seems tame in comparison. Still, awkwardness with a coworker is the worst. I'm sure you'll both get past it, though.

Esther said...

hehehe thats funny!! and total cute as well.

Anamika. said...

Lol,good one.

Cristina said...

if you guys are friends it shouldn't be weird!

Kaitlyn Rose said...

Awky Town! Love that! I hope you make an exit soon! =)

Jane said...

I have never understood why when a man and a woman are out together, regardless of what they are doing and whether or not they are making any kind of physical contact, people often assume the man and woman are a couple. Whenever I ride to lunch with my coworker Bill (who has been married for several years) in his Smart Car, at least one person almost always asks us, "How do you guys like the car?" as if we are a couple. Luckily we have known each other for several years and are good friends, so it doesn't make things awkward at work.

I think as long as you don't make a big deal out of what happened, things between you and Tech Guy should go back to normal fairly quickly. :-)

RCaitlin said...

I have had the strangest things yelled at me by homeless guys...it's always an awkward situation :(

Addict said...

I just started reading your blog at it is great! Its so annoying I didn't find it sooner!
I have a guy friend I talk to all day long at work, but I openly admit to him I pretend he's my gay friend to ward off any potential issues :-P

Thank you WG2 for friending me on 20 something bloggers. I am finally starting to get comfy in blogging land.

http://east-coast-ecstasy.blogspot.com/

A Real Housewife said...

You can always count on the homeless to make every situation awkward. ;)

sunehra said...

Have you ever considered a possibility with the tech guy?

Working Girl Two said...

sunehra - absolutely NOT. we're not even remotely each other's types. but he's fun to hang out with for sure.