Wednesday, June 28, 2006

"So, do you come here often?"

I've mentioned previously [first comment] the strange interactions I have with a barista I see almost everyday. But today's gem was particularly noteworthy:

Barista: Kind of late in the day for coffee. I hope you don't stay up all night.
Stanley: Well, I try to avoid caffeine after four o'clock, but I have to work till ten tonight, and I still have a lot of things to get done.
Barista: You have pretty eyes.

The whole thing reminded me of teofilo's flirting discussion. Does it even count as flirting when it's so overt? Is Barista just passing along a compliment at a strange time? Because I find it simultaneously flattering and eerie.

21 Comments:

Blogger t(h)om said...

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29/6/06 10:10 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Jesus, t(h)om, that's a bit much.

29/6/06 10:48 AM  
Blogger t(h)om said...

maybe you're right.

sometimes people just don't realize what they're saying.

you DO have pretty eyes, though. barista was right about THAT!

29/6/06 11:48 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Aw, shucks... [bats lashes]

(And now that you deleted that comment, it will be shrouded in mystery forever. Let us never speak of its contents again.)

29/6/06 11:53 AM  
Blogger t(h)om said...

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29/6/06 1:45 PM  
Blogger t(h)om said...

never?

not even on our deathbeds?

29/6/06 1:46 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Nope, nor will we respond to a FOIA request.

But we can talk about that other deleted comment. That was simply you double-commenting (on accident, I presume).

29/6/06 2:52 PM  
Blogger t(h)om said...

rather than explain forthright why i deleted that second, seemingly benign comment, i thought i'd just make a pithy pop-culture reference. however, i couldn't decide between these two:

"bad chicken. mess you up!"

or

"no ticket."

do YOU, dear reader, know from where these quotations come?

29/6/06 2:57 PM  
Blogger t(h)om said...

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29/6/06 2:58 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

I'm actually curious as to what your reply was. Did you return a compliment or just say thanks?

Also: why 4:00? I'm sure there's a very Ray-ish explanation for why that very hour. Explain.

29/6/06 3:58 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

t(h)om: "no ticket" rings a bell. I want to say it's from some Indiana Jones flick, when he throws a dude out of a dirigible. But I'm not googling, so I can't verify which film.

Andrea: I laughed awkwardly and said, "Thanks." (I'm terrible at accepting compliments.)

And I chose 4 in honor of this.

Who is this "Ray" of which you speak? Seems like a stand-up guy...

29/6/06 4:43 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

"No ticket" is also from Dogma, when Silent Bob throws the dudes off the train. Maybe that's originally from Indiana Jones? I don't remember that part.

29/6/06 4:51 PM  
Blogger t(h)om said...

you're both right!

the original appearance of the line was in "The Last Crusade", just as Stanley recalls. Then, Silent Bob says it [it is his only line in any of the Jay and Silent Bob movies - to my knowledge] after he throws Ben Afleck and Matt Damon off the train to New Jersey.

any takers on the "bad chicken. mess you up!" line?

29/6/06 5:11 PM  
Blogger bikkhouschka said...

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29/6/06 7:16 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

[Ed. note: I've deleted the above comment, because it was of too personal a nature. As much as I encourage free discussion in this space, I believe I reserve the right not to be lambasted personally. Feel free to argue otherwise, provided you can steer clear of personal attacks.]

29/6/06 7:37 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

No way! Silent Bob has a few (awesome) lines in Clerks!

"You know, there's a million fine looking women in the world, dude. But they don't all bring you lasagna at work. Most of 'em just cheat on you."

rock.

30/6/06 9:07 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Andrea: I had the same reaction, but I think t(h)om is making a separation between movies wherein Silent Bob was a supporting actor and those in which he was a protagonist.

t(h)om?

30/6/06 9:16 AM  
Blogger t(h)om said...

yeah, i guess i'm just thinking of Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. and Mallrats? (he doesn't talk in mallrats, right?)
I've never actually watched Clerks from start to finish.

30/6/06 9:34 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Except that I wouldn't tag him a protagonist in Dogma, which t(h)om refers to as a Jay and Silent Bob movie...?

30/6/06 9:36 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

You should get on that! Borrow it from Stanley...like I did..for a year (or more?)

30/6/06 9:37 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

According to a reputable source that I heard about, Bob talks in quite a few movies.

To clarify: I'm the one speculated about the protag thing. Sorry for any confusion.

And yes, t(h)om. As Andrea suggests, you can borrow Clerks for as long as you need to.

30/6/06 9:46 AM  

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