12.07.2010

Conversations: Honesty is the Best Policy


By day, I am a social worker at the homeless shelter.  By night, I am a sales associate at Urban Outfitters.  Sometimes, people come into UO that I would prefer not to see.  A few weeks ago a guy came in that I dated in the past.  Let's just say he was cute and he knew it.  And I dated him knowing he loved his abs more than he could ever love another human being. He was very charming and very into himself.  I was 18 at the time okay?  These things happen.  Needless to say, it ended... not well.

He came into the store and I decided not to greet him and we avoided each other.  Round and round we went staying a good distance from each other while I greeted others who came in.  Finally he approached me.

Guy:  "You are greeting everyone else in the store but you've been a pretty bad employee with me.  You haven't even said hello!  I remember you, your name is Rachael right? Remember me?" He said with his manipulative charming smile strung wide across his face. 


Me:  "Well, did you ever think I did remember you, and that's why I was not saying hello?"


Guy: "Wuh?  Uh? No... what?"

I burst out laughing and we both knew I was being half serious. He felt more comfortable after laughing.   We joke about how I was avoiding him, he's same old charmer.  He bounced back fast.  But it was fun to throw a curve ball his way.  Honesty is the best policy right?

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38 comments:

Michelle (michabella) said...

HAHA that is great!!!

melifaif said...

Love it.

brookeiam said...

hahaha that's amazing!! i wish i could be as quick as you !

<3, brooke

brookeiam said...

hahaha that's amazing!! i wish i could be as quick as you !

<3, brooke

Jenni Austria Germany said...

my roommate and i call those "beyonce moments". and i mean that in the very, very best way possible.

The Halls said...

Love it! Thanks for making me laugh today!

Emma said...

totally funny! i'm going to look for you next time i wander into urban outfitters :)

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

It almost always better to just get the awkward part over with and go about your day. Funny-and yes honesty always.

SweetLime313 said...

ha, that's awesome! Way to keep him on his toes. I didn't know you're a social worker, very cool. Me too :)

Claire said...

Haha< honesty always works for me. If more poeople were honest with him, maybe he wouldn't be so into himself ;)

Michele said...

Haha! That is awesome. I love moments like that when your past comes around and you get a funny chance like that! It's been a while....I hope you're doing well! :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Hahah...Go girl! I would do that too...for sure!
Kisses, sweetie

Krystal said...

That is hilarious!!

Tamera's Take said...

LOL! That is SO great!!! Good for you!

e.day said...

hahah! you are hilarious. i would have said the same thing. way to be sassy :)

agreed- you definitely have to throw a curveball their way.

Jessica said...

Hahaha you completely caught him off guard! What did you say after that?!

Nicole said...

BAHAHA! You go girl!!!

Grace said...

Good job! That is so funny!

Urban Outfitters is the best. i love their skirts.

kendall k. said...

Hilarious! I can totally see myself doing the same thing. Good for you!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

You are brilliant. I bet you definitely caught him off guard with that one. I hope to use that line of yours one day. I haven't run into an ex but if I do and he is gutsy enough to approach me like your old mr. abs, then I'll have to pull a rachel on him and give him those same lines. You are brilliant.

Amber Blue Bird said...

love this, wish I could be that honest always

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Thanks for sharing this, Rachel! I have known some just like him in my past...and I have to say, I love your response to him!

Liesl :)

shelbyisms. said...

Oh, goodness. Awkward confrontations are awkward.

elizabeth said...

i agree 100% !

Marcie said...

You are such a charmer, Rachael!! I love this story and love the way you handled it! "You name is Rachael, right?" He totally knew your name!

xo M

lila Check said...

hahah..this is what I call smooth operator! Good on you!
hugs
Lila

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Alyssa said...

oh Rach that's brilliant!!

Signe said...

Hahaha, such a fun story! You rock :)

Debby said...

Love it! I bet he wasn't expecting that! xo

ching said...

haha that's one way to break the awkwardness.

Annie said...

haha I love it!!

Josie said...

This is absolutely GENIUS. I love it, haha.
xo Josie
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communikate. said...

hilarious!

way to catch him off guard. i'm sure he never get's that response! :)

blueorder said...

Wow so true! Doesn't this sort of stuff happen in life all the time. And if we don't nab it right away it always comes back. Good post, stay true.

Scientific Housewife said...

Haha too funny!

My Beautiful Life said...

Nothing like pulling the rug out from under a big ego.

Bravo my dear!

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