While I was getting the paper this morning, the neighbor stopped to say she is excited about reading my novel, then mentioned a post I'd written years ago. I couldn't remember. She said it was about a comment made to me at the local car dealership. "Yes," I said. "The book is full of these stories!"
Using the search on facebook, I found this:
Me, sitting in the lobby, waiting for car repairs. Man walks through, presumably a salesman, and said, “Your seat must be really warm by now.” There is no one else around.
I reply, gently, “That’s kind of a creepy thing to say.”
“What?” he asked.
I repeat my statement.
He laughs and remarks that I have been sitting there a long time. I say, "Yes, I have."
Does the man walk away wondering what he can say to a woman? I have some suggestions:
“You’ve been waiting a long time.”
“What a beautiful day.”
“Are you interested in any of our new cars?”
It just reminded me of when I was a kid. My grandpa babysat my sisters and me by taking us to the bar and giving us quarters for pinball and candy bars. If I used the bathroom, when I came out, the old men would ALWAYS ask if I felt better. That's what I mean by creepy.