Seriously, April has been the most bizarre month of my life. I don't know if it is just me or are men really getting creepier. It all started a week ago.........
I am attending my college courses, as usual, and finally it is time to go home. My last class of the day was Chinese II so I start making the walk from the classroom to the parking garage across campus. One of my male classmates casually chit chats with me to the parking garage. I honestly thought nothing of it because he didn't ask any questions that would make what was going to happen next obvious. You know the questions: do you have a boyfriend, do you live alone, are you on birth control, do you believe anyone will be able to hear you scream.....those types of questions. I ended up having to park at the top of the garage so I decided to take the elevator. He accompanied me and I asked, "what floor did you park on?" He replied, "4th". I press number four and said, "I'm on the 5th". The 4th floor approached and he just stood there. I looked at him and said, "this is your floor". He replied with, "I'll wait I have something to ask you." In my head I am thinking that he was going to ask me something about Chinese class or the upcoming final. The elevator doors opened to the 5th floor and he turned to me and said, "I was wondering if maybe sometime we could go out. You know maybe get something to eat." At that moment I have never been in such an awkward situation in a parking garage. I didn't know what to say. Should I be honest and say "No, you're not my type" and then have to deal with seeing him the rest of the semester and who knows what he is capable of or do I reluctantly give him my number and just act really busy? I opted for option 2. I figure I can always block the number after the semester ends.
Now I am sure some of you are thinking, "that isn't creepy, that's sweet." NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have never once looked twice at this kid, winked, or made any slight gesture of interest. The only thing I can think of is that last semester we had Chinese I together and someone had asked me out that semester.....I said "no, I only date east asians". Now I am thinking that because he is Chinese he thinks that means him but that is not the case. Do I only date East Asians? That's no & yes.....I prefer the East Asians though (Chantal Cheri Fun Fact #21). Regardless, that doesn't mean ANY East Asian man that comes my way I am automatically going to want to date. There are still some factors, like personality, chemistry, physical attraction, ability to support themselves because I ain't their motherf**king momma, that matter.
With that being said I have seen him twice since and it has been soooo awkward in my Chinese class. I don't want to lie but I don't want to hurt his feelings and I don't want to use my Korean chew toy as an easy way out because what if this kid is a stalker!
Then there was this past Monday. I am sitting in another class chit chatting with all six of my fellow classmates (there are 30 registered students but only 6 show up each class, so pathetic). I come home from the class and check my student email. This is the message I received (names have been omitted for a reason):
It's (name) from Dr. (Name)'s class. Sorry to email you out of the blue.
Enjoyed chatting briefly with you in class tonight. I like your personality. Intelligent,cool,funny and you know your chinese food:) Was wondering if we could be friends or more. Maybe go out for coffee sometime and do (name) impersonations. I do a few pretty well myself(impersonations):) Pacino, Deniro , Pesci..I can do Charlie Sheen. LoL. School, school, school..no end in sight. I graduate w my psych/history degree in 3 weeks. Jumping into a masters in IT from May to May, then Law school fall of 2012. What I wouldn't do for some cold noodle w sesame sauce or authentic dim sum or shrimp in spicy garlic sauce. Chinese is my favorite. There was a point in new york when I ate it literally everyday but as I said down here Im at a loss. I hope you don't take offense to my emailing you. Like I said you seem like a really cool person.
Have a nice evening.
Awe that's so sweet! NO NO NO NO NO!!!! The problem here is that this guy, no joke, is probably within five years of my father. Other notes to be made, we were discussing selecting courses for the Summer (who to take, who not to take) and I did an impersonation of one of the professors because his voice is so annoying and he digresses for 2 hours at a time on things that have nothing to do with your course. Then, he asked why Chinese food sucks in South Florida and I explained that the majority of Chinese here are from Hong Kong (climates are similar) and that it isn't like New York where you have a large native Chinese population that will buy the traditional food so they White Wash the sh*t out of it so everyone can buy it. Another problem is that he almost presents his life resume to me and it almost comes off as "I promise I'm not a murderer".
Maybe I am just overreacting but another classmate from a completely different class made his move tonight after class and this sh*t is getting ridiculous! Attending college is not like being on the Bachelor and the university student website may be called "Self Service" but that doesn't mean it is Match.com. No, you can't buy me coffee, a drink, dinner, or anything that will require us to spend time together beyond the classroom. Especially not when I go to a University that has major problems with female students being stalked and sometimes assaulted by male classmates.