A couple of days ago, at the office, I was minding my own business in the lunch room, when a colleague from another department came up to me and informed me that...well, here's how the conversation went:
Him: Ever since I got married last year, I've turned into a matchmaker.
Me: (Knowing what was coming but trying to remain calm) Oh, really...that's strange. Seems to happen to a lot of people these days.
Him: Yeah, so...I have a friend and...I immediately thought of you.
Me: (Wondering what gives everyone the impression that I'm single...I mean I am, but I'm not really actively looking for a man) Oh, really...tell me about him (well, I didn't want to be rude).
Him: Well, he's in his 40's, a teacher. He's Italian...he's...DRUM ROLL...GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE.
Me: A divorce? I don't think so. (what the fuck? Dude's still married).
Him: He's ready to date though.
Me: Ah...yeah...I don't think so. I don't want to be anyone's rebound chick.
Him: Oh...you wouldn't be. My wife was my rebound and look at how well it's turned out (yeah, so far)...we're married now.
Me: I'll think about it, but I don't think so.
Him: Well, here's his name (gives me a business card). Let me know. No pressure.
Immediately, after said exchange, I did what any woman would do: I googled the name and...discovered that the man graduated from college in 1978 which means that, if the guy graduated when he was 22 that would make him 50 (NOT "in his FORTIES") which would make him 4 years younger than my mother and 9 years younger than my dad and a lot older than me! What the fuck is my "colleague" thinking? This isn't even the first time. I've got a bunch of people on my ass, insisting that I'm not getting any younger and I need to get married. Why? Don't get me wrong...I'd like to, but I'm in no rush and I WON'T SETTLE. I won't. I don't care if I have to wait another 10 years (hopefully not that long), I will not settle...compromise a little, but definitely NOT SETTLE.
Re: the guy....honestly, the age turns me off a little, but what really bothers me is that the man is still married and is just going through a divorce. Why would I (or anyone) want to be set up with a married man? What if he and his wife get back together at the last second? In any case, google provided me with a picture...guy looked like he could be my dad. I told the colleague THANKS, BUT NO THANKS.
Any of you have any crazy set up stories?
I think I could write a book about mine, at this point.