Some of this dialogue reminded me of an Aesop
fable-- small animal saving large animal's life-- which is why I
decided to go with a Mouse and a Lion as characters.
The Lion was a guy I liked/dated in college. Needless to say, he was having a tough time dealing with his parents' recent divorce, and these feelings seeped out in this conversation which began innocuously.
After the above exchange, I was stung.
I asked, "Is that what you think I'd do?"
He said, "Maybe not at first. But later you would. All marriages turn out like that."
This guy was 6' 10" (and claimed to be of Viking descent); I am 5' 2". (And a quarter.)
The first time my mother met this guy, she exclaimed, "Oh, Honey, he's just too big for you!"
If you are single, there will always be someone in your life who wants everyone paired and marching up the ramp into Noah's Ark-- s/he will feel the need to play Matchmaker.
An acquaintance from church squealed to some guy she knew that I was single.
He phoned me, and after an initial "Hi" and a "This is So-and-so", the above was what he opened with.
Thought he was being funny, which is why I responded the way I did.
Errr, he wasn't being funny...
We ended up going out for lunch, where he watched the TV over my head for most of the meal. Wow, that doesn't bode well.
Part of the date conversation:
Him: Do you have any piercings or tattoos?
Him: I said, Do you have any piercings or tattoos?
Me: Oh, I heard you. I'm ignoring you.
Bad manners are not a good way to woo me.