You know those “Ferrari” style soda machines that are popping up at the casual dining restaurants these days? I love them. You hit a button, and can choose a million different soda options. They almost always have Coke Zero, my favorite, and I do a “suicide” combination with mostly plain coke zero, but add a little of the flavored ones, like vanilla coke zero, as well (sometimes raspberry, too, if I’m feeling frisky).
Yesterday, I went to Noodles and Company with a girlfriend for lunch, and had already filled my soda from the Ferrari machine and was fitting it with a lid and straw while the handsome man in line after me took his turn at the soda machine. He stared at the options for a long time. I gave him a sideways glance, and said, “So. many. choices.”
He said, “I know. It’s like online dating.”
I giggled. And clammed up. That’s all there is to this story.
I tell you that because I think that I have a reputation for a quick wit and always knowing what to say in these situations. I didn’t. He was totally flirting with me, but all I did was put my lid on and went back to my table. Sometimes I don’t have the right thing to say. And he was so cute. Dangit.