Going Grey

Grey hairI went on a date last night with some rando from college.

He and I had a class together Freshman year and somehow ended up Facebook friends. Apparently he’s been following my Facebook posts for the last decade and finally reached out to me a few weeks ago, wanting to catch up.

I thought it was kind of weird, but he seems to think I’m awesome, and I could use more people like that in my life right now. You know, people who think I’m awesome.

So he drove in from Podunksville, and we met at a swanky farm-to-table joint I suggested. He was nice enough – a bit awkward, but nice – and talked a lot about work. I made a few jokes, trying to liven up the conversation, and he eventually loosened up and made a few jokes back. At one point, he actually made me laugh out loud, and I rocked forward, head bent in laughter.

When I looked up again, he said with a deadpan expression, “You have a grey hair.”

I froze for a moment, surprised; then I laughed again. “I don’t have just one.”

Rogue“I only saw one,” he commented in a monotone voice, oblivious to the fact that never should such comments be made to a woman, especially on a first date.

I decided to speak his language. “Honey, if I were in X-Men, I’d be Rogue.”

“I don’t watch Marvel. I’m more into Star Wars,” he told me.

I sighed inwardly.

I’m sure it comes as no surprise to anyone that the class we had together in college was Engineering Physics.

Authentically Aurora

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9 thoughts on “Going Grey

  1. Speaking of grey hairs, I’ve had some on my beard for a while now, but this week I found my first in my actually hair and I cried many tears inwardly. I know you are awesome, but apparently you can’t give a guy a lesson in sarcasm to a guy in Engineering Physics. No matter how hard you try.

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  2. I’ve known engineering students who thought they had great people skills, and they were completely wrong. It sounds as though he’s on the same team. Anyhow, there’s no doubt about it: you are awesome. Don’t let a little snow on the roof get you down; think of it as evidence of experience and the wisdom that comes with it. J.

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