So I was having a late lunch/happy hour with a friend the other day, this friend, being someone that I have kissed, and might be interesting in dating. So anyways, we are having a normal conversation and I’m on my laptop (it’s a wireless place) and he tells me, “wow, you type fast”. I laugh, because I don’t think I type fast enough. We keep laughing at whatever it is we were laughing about, I say something that some would consider witty, sarcastic, funny, and not ordinary, honestly, I’m so brilliant I forgot what it is I said exactly, but this guy, this handsome guy that was buying me a drink looks over at me with his beautiful brown eyes, perfect hair, and impeccable taste, and tells me, “you know Wendy, not all guys like smart girls”. I think I looked at him in shock, disbelief, my eyes widening with the horrific thought that once again, I had been….dramatic music… too smart.
He quickly added, “oh no babe, not me, I like a girl with smarts and a brain, and you know, maybe uhh, maybe you shouldn’t be so technical when you’re talking about stuff”
Again, my face, shock… my smile turning into that smirk the boys love oh-so-much.
He went on, “ay mija, you know what I mean! I mean, I don’t think you do it on purpose! I think you’re funny! You’re smart, and all that”
The idea that I may be too smart amuses me. I think, that often times, I am good at listening, hearing ideas out, and then forming opinions that have some logic or critical thought behind them. I don’t pretend to know everything, and if I did, I would get caught right away because I don’t believe in being so arrogant and I would annoy myself.
Anyways, I’m smiling and he is awkwardly shifting his weight in his seat, rambling about how he likes smart girls because I know, he knows, that I know, he just lost major points.
“oh that’s ok!” I say, “if I guy doesn’t like me because I’m too smart, then I’m not suppose to be with that guy anyways! It’s a good exercise in weeding out the bad seeds! Know what I mean?”
Laugh. Take a sip of the drink.
Oh, will you look at the time? I have to go.
Footnote: Being single in Los Angeles trips me out! Anyone know of a place where [straight] men are not afraid of smart women? If you do, HOLLA!