Saturday, October 25, 2008

A little bit like Seinfeld...

I don't know if this has ever happened to you, but if it has I would like to know what you did or would do.  

Im a Seinfeld fan.   Although, my husband has one up on me there.  He may not remember the exact years his children were born but he can remember every episode and quirky situation that is presented in the classic sitcom.  Well tonight we had our own situation that, to us, seemed like good material for an episode.  

We were at Chickfila with the kids.  Another couple came in with their two boys (who happened to be 13 months apart and just a little bit younger that Jorge and Alex..who are 15 mo. apart) and of course we started chatting.  Our kids played with their kids.  We laughed and cut up with the other couple.  Found out lots about them (I do love to ask questions).  All in all they were a very down to earth, fun couple that we seemed to have a lot in common with.  We were in there about 30-45 minutes.  Then Jorge (my son) looked like he had to go to the bathroom..and he actually didn't make it (yes, and it was a #2).  Anyway, by that point it was time for us to leave.  Afterall Jorge didn't have underwear on.  So I asked Big Jorge to go ahead and load up Eva and Alex and I would meet him at the van.  On my way out I knew that Jorge's shoes were still in the cubby so I went in to get them.  But the couple told me that my husband had already gotten the shoes.  Then I told them to have a great night and then the wife said, "it was really great talking with you guys."  

Okay here is the Seinfeld moment:  I really wanted us to hang out with them again.  But do you ask another couple "out?"  I mean, AWKWARD.  I got in the car and told my husband that I really like them and thought it would've been neat to hang out with them.. but the obvious.. we just met them at a Chickfila.  Do you ask random strangers to hang out again and if so, how do you do that?  Of course that led to our funny conversation (btwn me and my husband).. do you say..

"So, you come here often?" or, 
"I lost my number can I have yours?"
"Look, we like you.   Wanna hang out after this?"

It was funny.  I guess if its meant to be God will bring them to us again (lol!).  


Rachel said...

I always ask new aquaintances names, then friend them on Facebook. I've found that the greatest way to become familiar enough to "ask someone out" is to each see a few status updates and facebook profile info - I have found this especially beneficial in getting to know our neighbors, so that when we see them, it feels normal and like we know them.
Nice Seinfeld illustration :)

Lindsay said...

J.C. and I have been in very similar situations. I absolutely hate that awkwardness when you're trying to decide how/if you should "ask them out". I always have this fear that they'll think we're not really cool enough to hang out with them and will get turned down for the "date". How sad! I don't really have any words of advice, but I can relate! Good luck :).

care-in said...

That's pretty funny! We have the same sort of situation with some neighbors that had a baby at the same time as us.

Jaci Spain said...

That's hilarious! I can just see ya'll discussing it in the car:)

Jodi said...

We have some friends who actually asked us "out," although that does sound weird! We actually ran into them at Chick-fil-a one night and the next time we saw them, they asked if we wanted to go out again sometime. I know it's not the same, since we already knew them, but I don't think it's weird. It's so nice to have couple friends!

Natalie said...

I have printed out business cards, with my name, email, and cell number and a few details about myself.
If I meet someone like that, I hand them a card before I leave.