As hot as it has been, today, I decided to just drive out to the park for a little quiet time. After all, we do need our privacy every now and then. I usually like to take a book, including a notebook, when I go out during the day. You never know, you may end up in a situation that involves having to pass the time for any reason.
While I was at the park, catching up on some reading, a random guy asked me what I was reading. He said he asked because he rarely sees anyone with a book in hand, nowadays, because of technology addicts. So it was good to know that someone else felt the same way I did.
After he moved on, I continued to read. Not long after that, another random guy approaches me and says, “Can I ask you something?”
“Yes?” I replied, looking up at him. This guy looked a little younger than I.
After a brief hesitation, he said, “I was wondering if, maybe, you want to come and smoke weed.”
I looked at him and replied, “Thanks, but I don’t smoke.”
He said, “Okay, I was just wondering,” and walked away to meet his friend.
As I went back to reading, in my head, I was laughing. I don’t know if that was some kind of pick-up line, but it was still funny. In a way, the question seemed a little insulting. It’s one thing if he were to ask if I smoked, but he just assumed that I did. I could have just glared at him and said, “Do I look like I do that stuff?” But I didn’t. It wasn’t necessary. Why, you’re probably wondering? Because not everyone intentionally tries to come off as a mean person. You don’t want to be a mean person, either, so just politely refuse the offer.
This is just my opinion.