So, here's a weird story for you all.
Saturday Dave, Preston and I are shopping at Lowes. We are in the check out line when this nice looking family who is in the line next to us starts chatting us up. They introduce themselves, we do too. This is fine. I too am friendly with people in the check out line, most of the time. The guy tells Dave he looks familiar and asks where he works and Dave tells him. It's our turn to ring up our purchases so we try to end the conversation.
So it was a little weird, they were really, really friendly we thought. Maybe they just moved here we thought. Maybe they were just lonely, maybe they were missionaries, swingers?......ok, I'm joking.
We're walking out the store, see them loading up their purchases and kids. What do we do? Well, we quickly walk by them avoiding eye contact at all costs. Being that friendly is a little out of our comfort zone. After all Dave and I are both self-proclaimed loners a tad anti-social.
Now-fast forward to Monday evening. We're at home and Dave gets a call from his work. The receptionist tells Dave, "a Tom Shannon called and left his phone number and would like you to call him back." To which Dave responds, " Who? I don't know a Tom Shannon." (yes that is his real name, i feel no need to protect his identity :) !!! The receptionist says, "He said he met you at Lowes." What???? Ok, now this is just WEIRD people, and a bit violating! He remembered our names and where Dave worked and had the man parts to call him!?!?
Turns out, they "could tell that Dave and I were really positive, friendly and outgoing people" (guess first impressions aren't always right, after all! While we would like to consider ourselves friendly we definitely would not describe ourselves as positive or outgoing. We both tend to be pessimistic sometimes cynical hermits. Ok, so maybe I'm exaggerating a tad.) It turns out that they had a "business opportunity" for us. They were trying to sell us something. After Dave turned him down (and was much more nicer that I would have been) he asked if we would like to go out to coffee with them. He couldn't believe it when Dave told him we were not interested in their business or being their friends.
We felt so violated, a little bit like we were stalked and will NEVER talk to people in the check out line again! ;)