Set-ups make me nervous

People must be getting worried about me, being so old and single and all. 

A few months ago, I wrote about my friend trying to match me with a friend of hers.  It ended poorly because I was nervous and she got her feelings hurt after reading my take on being set up.  

Tonight, a friend messaged me on facebook out of the clear blue and wants to hook me up with a guy I went to high school with.  I appreciate the gesture.  He’s a nice guy.  Very smart.  Snarky sense of humor.  We were good friends in high school and then life happened.  But…I don’t know that I’m interested in being set up.  Especially now that I know what is going through her head.

Please note, before I go on, that I appreciate the thought.  I really do.  But…yeah.  (You know who you are and you can’t yell at me because I still have freedom of blogging…haha)

At work, we have scripts that we are supposed to follow when we answer the phone.  Generally it works because we basically answer the phone the same way, and hopefully our patients have a good experience.

That being said, I’d like to give people a better script for trying to set up singles.  I’ll use my name.  If any of you use this verbatim, you will end up bruised 🙂

Deneen, a group of us are getting together this weekend for dinner/drinks/insert event here.  Would you like to join us?

Don’t say, “Deneen, I think that you and (insert name here) belong together for (insert reasons here.)  Why don’t you have dinner with him?”  Why?  Because I’ll go retarded on you, get nervous and make an idiot out of both of us.  I know myself well enough to know how I”ll react.  Manipulate me.  I’ll be fine with that in the long run.

Oh yeah…I don’t flirt all that well, nor do I read flirtation well.  Bear with me.  I’m not good at this whole thing.

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