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?