Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Alas indeed ...

In a random survey conducted yesterday in a room of about 10 men and 10 women, 8 out of 10 men said they wouldn't consider going out with me for 1 of 2 cited reasons:

1. I'm too quiet (LOL?)
2. Variations of I'm too scary/ I'd yell at them (Appallingly unoriginal or eerily consistent?)

Also note that of the 2 men who did, 1 was my dear N who cannot see me in any other manner but fraternal and the other was this nice but polite dude who said yes to pretty much every woman he'd ever spoken to before, in the spirit of being nice and all (yeah, doesn't count!)

Life is an alas indeed. Sigh.

Well, even if I'm doomed to dying alone, I can be assured I'll go quietly and with a mind unburdened of grudges, having unloaded onto the objects of my grudges by yelling at them.

Silver lining? No? Oh well ....


Edited to add: The statistical expert (ahem) in me woke up this morning and realized I need to point out, 10 men doesn't count as a stastistically significant base (30 is the bare minimum) so don't go concluding that 80% of the random men in this world would not go out with me. It could be true, but please note that conclusion would be independent of the story above :)

Also edited to add: Wow. This seemingly silly post might actually end up with the highest comment rate on my blog. Ever. Whoever would have thought that the alasness of my life would be such a motivator. More Alas!

P.P.P.S: A friend asked me this evening if i was speed dating (based on the story above). Emm .. let me clarify that I was NOT. (I don't judge anyone who does!) I was with a bunch of friends I don't spend a lot of time with and seriously clam up around for many reasons. So I understand that their impression of me is exactly what I want it to be. For those who mailed/ msged me out of concern, I'm not upset or anything close to it. Just clarifying :-)

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

lol and you call me scary?
Reason 1, by the way, probably speaks to your MPD. Please to mosquito coil back to your days of standing 10 ft away and staring into train tunnel while at least of us are standing around you trying to make conversation. Please, please to.

ktxbai.

unpredictable said...

Bah. That wasn't MPD. That was same as me walking out to Starbucks alone. Recall reason pls. If you cannot, then failure. Die.

Txbaiu2

unpredictable said...

Also. Let me know when that website is up. The thing u need me to send doesn't leave the shores of Singapore until then.

Kfine! I'm a tyrant. It's for the greater good. So shut up.

Penguin said...

I am again making public fool of myself after that traumatic experience on the yexact same forum - Even though you are a tyrant, I am louving you ya. Will you? Huhhuh? (Nudge-poke-wink) Huh huh?

unpredictable said...

Imagine the alasness. TWO women have asked me to marry them in the last week and NOT ONE man will go out with me. Is God telling me something you think?

Quirky Quill said...

Did you ask the 10 women in that room of 20 what they thought? perhaps not? :D
Funny funny post. Please tell me who thought you were quiet?? If it's someone I know, I dont think i'll be able to take them seriously.ever.

@ said...

If i were a guy, I would defintiely challenge myself to go out with you. Challenging coz you have so much to say!!!! and did someone say you are quiet? LOL!!

Shoonyata said...

NO to caffine...can coffee feel?

unpredictable said...

QQ: :) Everyone was asked the question about everyone in the room, obv this post is all about me (my blog! my blog!) :) But yes, everyone was asked, and no the women weren't asked about me...

As senior people in the company would ask rhetorically, "Did that answer your question"

I'll *walk over* later and tell you who not to take seriously.. :D

@: :) They did they did!!! To be fair to them, this is a bunch I do really clam up around, for several reasons. But when people who know me hear it, they fall off their chairs and laugh. Facades are an extraordinary thing indeed :)

Shoonyata: Right comment, wrong post? :)

Shoonyata said...

right post, pl. remember...metaphor....?

unpredictable said...

shoonyata: :) I thought of asking earlier, but resisted. Coffee can feel i think sometimes .. most times actually i think coffee is judging the drinker based on how he / she likes to drink it. :)

Shoonyata said...

precisely :) but also on how he/she choose not to, scared to... drink it :)

unpredictable said...

shoonyata: Brilliant :) We would get along you know!

Jane Doe said...

1.Were the 8 drinking coffee when they assessed you?

2. May be coffee is getting back at you karmaically for disdaining it.

3. It is harder to impress women. And I'm sure the story would be different if the women had any say :)

Silver lining, er, ehm.. at least it wasn't all 10 :)

unpredictable said...

Jane Doe:
1. No. They weren't
2. This has nothing to do with coffee , not in the literal sense anyway. :) 3. I know. I'd have said yes to only one of them if I'd managed to sidestep my own fraternal feelings for him :) I'm wondering though, with the recent spate of female proposals ive been getting, yeah looks like the story would've been different :)

We're really clutching at straws for silver linings aren't we? :D

Shoonyata said...

we just might...so am sending you a special (limited edition) invite to my "other" blog..pl to check it out :)

Anonymous said...

I'll date you. I think you're hot. I'll date Happy Feet too. Maybe we should all do a threesome-date. Pengu sweetie, what you think?

kbai.

unpredictable said...

Know what. I give up man. I mean on men. Let's do the threesome. Wth. Penguin's in. Always.

Eh what does 'lol n00bs' mean?

Kappa said...

I guess when you directly ask this question to a guy, he probably wanted to say yes, but just to not give it away so easily, he answered "no" having these thought in in his head:

"What the hell is wrong with this girl?..I dont have time for this. I wanna eat that "Pizza". Its less "mysterious" than this question"

unpredictable said...

Dear KP,

Ahem. They didn't say that about the other women no? Just about me. Thaassok, clearly now EVERYONE knows how spesshul I am. Spesshul and untouchable (Sob, sniff, sob).

And we didn't have pizza. So yeah, that's what. :)

Penguin said...

Excoos, but please not to be making me sound so cheap ok... It's not like I'm free for loving all the time or that I'm desperate for some action - I have my dignity ok!!!

Jane Doe said...

Let me rephrase 2.

Maybe "black coffee" (not in the literal sense but in the sense of that which it stands for) is getting back at you.Or maybe this situation is as bitter as black coffee.

Straws work fine in absence of brick and mortar...

And it spurred an invitation for a menage a trois.So silver lining? :P

gooddaysunshine said...

Wokey..I've just commented once here and I've been presumptious enough to tag you..coz the rules ask you to tag someone you don't know well and for some reason I thought of you!! Pliss to take it up :)

Mahogany said...

I admit it. You lost me at coffee.

unpredictable said...

Jane Doe: Oh yeah THAT's a silver lining alrite!!! :D

Goodday sunshine: Why thank you! That's a lovely tag :)

Mahogany: Apparently I lost many others even before I *said* anything. Too quiet my gangrene afflicted foot! Hmpf ..

unpredictable said...

Shoonyata: Sorry missed responding to you amidst the many comments ... will visit :) Thanks!

Penguin: Sorry ya. That's not how I meant it and you know it!!! You in or no?

Anonymous said...

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Morpheus said...

There is something paradoxical about quiet people..they seem to be holding emotion, thoughts and comments back..which is why people might be afraid of them shouting or thereby scaring them. Does that explain point 1,2?

Nice blog you have here!!

unpredictable said...

Anon Mbo: Iddit isstipid girl. Mean and vile. Answer the qn!!! What is LOL N00bS!!!

Morpheus: :-) Very nicely put .. I guess things we cannot figure out are things we keep away from :) Thanks and thanks for visiting! :)