Day 82: Simple conversation or flirting?

What is it with guys who feel the need to bring up a girlfriend randomly in the conversation?

A future guest of the show stopped by the station today to check out the studio before his upcoming appearance on the show.

I took him on a short tour around the station and showed him everything I thought he needed to see.

Along the way I was making small talk to keep from a deafening silence, and then out of no where he said ‘when I have dinner with my girlfriend’s parents I… blah blah blah’  I actually have no idea what he said after that because I completely tuned out.

I was stunned.  It’s not like I asked the guy if he was single, or married or even asked him out.  It’s like he yanked it right out of thin air to prove some sort of unidentified point.

I just don’t get it.  Why in the world do you bring up a girlfriend randomly in the middle of a professional conversation?

It wouldn’t be such a big deal if that was the first and only time it’s happened, but it’s not.  It happens a lot to me, and I’m not an overly flirty person, especially at work!

I’d be lying if I said I’ve never flirted with a guy at work, I did date an orthopedic surgeon I met there, but that’s certainly the exception not the rule.

Sure, the guy today was cute, but that doesn’t mean I was trying to pick up on him.  Although one of the guests on the show who also happens to be a friend, did ask me who he was and said she thought he was putting the moves on me.

What?!  I was completely confused!  I can understand if the dude wants to bring up his girlfriend if he thinks a girl is being overly friendly and may be hitting on him, but why in the world would he do that and then flirt with me?  (which by the way I didn’t even notice because I thought he was just being friendly)

This is some crazy stuff.  I don’t know what I’m going to do when a guy really does hit on me, I’m sure I won’t even notice.



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