Have you been approached for an opinion or an advice by a stranger while browsing through the aisles of a shop? I am asking this question to men. Tell me, have you ever been in such a situation? Well, that is what happened to me at FNAC when I was casually looking at camera accessories. A beautiful girl emerged out of nowhere asking for help. She started in French and quickly switched to English when she knew the extent of my language skills.
To tell you the truth, I couldn't speak for a few seconds. There were two things I did. Both of the actions were involuntary. The first one was to look around to ensure the dazzling smile was indeed directed to me. Once that was confirmed, I rubbed my nose. That was primarily to hide my stupid smile. Of all the people, she wanted to ask me for advice!
She wanted to get a new camera and I looked like a guy who knew what I was doing. Did my ego get a sudden boost? You may take a guess. Now, I have to act the part. So I checked what kind of camera she had now. She was hesitant at first. It was a Sony. I asked her what her budget was. She had a 600 euros. That is quite a lot of money. Then she started laughing.
She introduced herself to me and pointed to my young friend watching from a distance. It was his girlfriend and they were playing a practical joke on me. We had a good laugh. Later she pointed out to my friend, "He was nice. He didn't even ask for my number while I was talking to him". What do I say to that?