Monday, September 24, 2007

WHAT TO DO ABOUT "SOLE MATES"?

So this morning on the air we open up a package that I received from the infamous voicemail guy. Inside we found a box with one shoe in it and a note on the outside that read..."Erin, it is bad karma to walk away from a friendship. Reunite the two lost soles with a day of shopping in Chicago. My office, Friday Sept 28th, 1:30."

What in the world??? What is this guy expecting? Is he wanting to go there for the day...spend the night? God forbid!!! Does he REALLY just want to be friends?? I say he is thinking something else.

Now here's the deal. I already have plans for Friday. My friend Rebecca is having a birthday party. So I can't go Friday if I want go to my friends party. Maybe I should show up at 1:30 on Friday and just give him back his shoe. Another thing is, that I'm not interested in dating him. First of all, he admitted that he was dating a girl out of state as well as a few girls here in Milwaukee. So if he's trying to date me as well, being one of 18 million girls on a chain is not cool!!! EWW!

My other thought is, he says he just wants to be friends...but there is not a man on the planet that I've come across that would go these lengths to get a girl as a friend. Am I wrong here??? Which opens a whole new topic about guys and girls being friends.

Now I will give this guy snaps for being creative! If I wanted to date this guy, I would be sold. I would think he really liked me. FYI GUYS...girls love it when guys do sweet stuff to whoo her. It's called courting...you should try it sometime!

So what would you do?? Would you go? Keep in mind I barely know this person. I've really only talked to him once. HELP!!!!

6 comments:

Stacey P said...

I think its very strange! What ever happened to flowers and candy? I would keep the shoe unless you can find a way to send it back or meet him to return it but bring a friend. EEEWWW!

Redrdeo said...

Erin --

This is so weird. i'd just meet him(with a girlfriend in tow)and give him his shoe back...

he is very persistant and i'm thinking that he wants more than just to be friends... call it a hunch...

Cory

Sue said...

Erin, this sounds so creepy to me. If you were interested in this guy, I'd say "Go for it," but it doesn't sound that way. I wish I had more advice for you, but this is just too weird.

AnnaK said...

Send him his shoe back. Definitely not worth changing your plans for and I don't think it would be wise for you to take a trip outside the city when you don't even know this person. It's a sweet gesture, but you're not interested. Don't feel bad about turning him down.

James said...

Erin,
Just from my own experience in my life. To be romantic with someone you really need to know the person and have feelings for them to really make it mean something. You need to have good conversations to understand what they like, dislike and enjoy doing. It really doesn’t take any effort to be romantic when it’s with someone you want to be with but when you try to be romantic with someone you really don’t know there is a different reason for doing it. For example he doing it for the challenge, wanting to go bowling or he is being romantic with you while he is thinking about someone else because he can’t do it with her. Romance is important but it has to start off slow and build into bigger things as you get to know that person. Go with your gut feeling and you won’t be disappointed.

Anonymous said...

Erin, a man sandal? You're going to go out with a guy that sends a man sandal ALONG WITH THE RECEIPT??? Oh my my, this translates to cheap with moist feet.....and a bit desperate.
I'd pass.