The other day I was talking to a married male friend [MMF] of mine…the conversation went as follows:
Yeti: "So, I am going to try to ask this question without sounding like I am hitting on you" [first of all, grrrrrrreat way to start a conversation and the asking of a question.]
MMF: [nervous laughter] "OK, how about I just assume you're never hitting on me."
Yeti: "Yes! That's good – cause I am not. [holding on to whatever dignity is left] OK, anyway. Do you have a brother?" [Yeti now realizes that among friends this is not that strange of a question and she did not really need to start it with the 'hitting on you' opener]
MMF: "Nope. It's just me"
You think I would be satisfied with that answer. A quick OK. Maybe even a smile. Walk away. But, no.
Yeti: "Have any clones of yourself anywhere?"
Yeah…I should always remember not to qualify things before I start talking and then to just STOP talking.