Got sent to the Crystal Ballroom to pick up some folks a few nights ago (4 ppl, 3 stops) and the last one was this skinny little girlish/waif person that was somewhat drunk and fairly amusing to talk to. We were chatting about a lot of stuff and she mentioned that they were part of this group of ppl that met on the 'net at a website for "folks that have a hard time making friends". She gave me the 'site and I took her home.
Little while later I picked up a couple going two different places as well, guy first then the girl. She ended up in Troutdale so we had some time to chat. I was telling her cab stories and whatnot, mentioned that I have a blog w/them, she asked for the address and then I said:
Me: Speaking of which, I picked up this girl earlier that was telling me about this other website for "People that have a hard time meeting and making friends". I thought that was a bit amusing.
She: Oh, yeah. I could see how that would be funny. Might be what you need though.
Me: .... do I LOOK like I have a hard time making friends?
She: somewhat embarrassed No, no. Not at all, I'm sorry, I just meant ... well ... you are kind of big.
Me: OH. So you think it's a website for fat people.
She: more embarrassed NO. Oh my God that's not what I meant at all. I'm sure there are a bunch of really unattractive people there as well.
Me: Hunh. This was getting amusing. So, which one do you think I am: fat or ugly?
She: incredibly embarrassed now (to my amusement) Holy ... Jesus ... you're twisting what I'm saying all around. That is NOT what I meant to say. I don't mean to insult you...
Me: Yet you are. Tell ya what ... why don't you take a minute and say exactly what you DO mean. I can wait.
She: I ... OK. A few minutes go by then to me ... You're mean.
Me: So I've been told. Apparently fat and ugly as well.
She: I didn't ... well ... OK ... I did ... but I didn't mean to ... but ... I ... never mind. I'm done talking to you.
And she didn't say anything the rest of the ride. I was still pretty darned amused.