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Dear Desperate in Davis Square - Elizabeth Unexplained
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greyautumnrain
greyautumnrain
Dear Desperate in Davis Square
Like most women I have become accustomed to the occasional spontaneous expression of desire by certain less inhibited members of the opposite sex while I am out and about alone in public. At least I assume that these occasional happenings are common to most women because last I checked I do not look like a model and I would really hate to think that there is something else about me that brings out this quality in certain men. Normally I don't bother thinking about such things much as it tends to be beneath my notice, but it has been a while since this has happened, largely because I am never out and about alone anymore, I almost always have my baby with me. In point of fact, I had my baby with me today. I will grant you that the presence of a baby does not absolutely guarantee the presence of a man in my life, but it does tend to be a strong indicator of such. While I must say that in a way I appreciate the feedback that I have not yet lost my desirability, I must say that the message loses some of it's impact when one considers that it is coming from someone desperate enough to hit on a woman pushing a baby carriage. And while I realize it's not obvious yet, I happen to be a pregnant woman who pushes a baby carriage, just so you know there was that extra loser factor in the whole incident.
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mathhobbit From: mathhobbit Date: June 29th, 2009 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh great. Women with kids are off limits now? I am so doomed -- I will never find a partner.
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 29th, 2009 03:17 am (UTC) (Link)
What she said.
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: June 29th, 2009 12:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't imagine you just accosting passing women with strollers.
From: undauntra Date: June 29th, 2009 02:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps he was hoping you might be in an open relationship?
treptoplax From: treptoplax Date: June 29th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I will grant you that the presence of a baby does not absolutely guarantee the presence of a man in my life, but it does tend to be a strong indicator of such.

There's also a significant (not, certainly, perfect) correlation between presence of baby and serious strains in pre-existing relationships - I might believe that some small but non-negligible portion of the time he thus finds a woman really, really angry at her SO and this improves his odds overall versus hitting on random women.


Then again, he could just be unobservant. Never bet the under on stupid.
countertorque From: countertorque Date: June 29th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
About a Boy is a comedy work about a single guy who pretends to have a kid so that he can join a single parents group and pick up single moms stewing over their ex'es.
mjperson From: mjperson Date: June 29th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. You could make money that way. Have people pay you to let them babysit, and thus have the magic talisman (er... child) with them when they cruise parks for singles.
kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: June 29th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
So the chief problem I've found with this plan is what you do with the talisman when you're successful. Bring it to her apartment? No.... Well, then what? If you go away for any appreciable length of time and return without the talisman, its effect has almost surely worn off.
enugent From: enugent Date: June 29th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
My experience is that the spontaneous expressions do not indicate an actual serious interest in any actual romantic activity. Thus, a woman with a baby carriage might be perfect, since the odds of being called to perform are slim.
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