When people have a crush on someone, they sometimes take it too far. This is my story about a guy I used to work with, Named Stu (Let’s call him that to save embarrassment, if for some reason there are people out there in orange county NY that DON’T know this story). He liked me, a little too much some would say, I never realized how much he did until that embarrassing night after work.
It was a Friday night, about 4 years ago, and like every Friday after work we were all talking about going to the Americana diner. It was becoming a weekly thing for us at the store, so we were just asking everyone working that night, as well as calling up some others to meet at the diner. Stu was running around work all night telling everyone he had a big surprise after the store closed. I was a little scared to see what he had up his sleeve this time. Over the past month he had made it known to the store that he liked me, A LOT. Now, he and I were good friends before he started working with me. We met through a friend of mine in a chatroom on mIRC, when I told him I could get him a job with me at Media Play if he was interested. So he was, got the job, and that’s when it started. After about a few months of him working there, he told me he liked me. I didn’t know what to do! It’s not that he was a bad guy or anything, he just…wasn’t my type. After numerous amounts of times I said no to him, he started brainstorming all these ways to get to me. I felt like he was Steve Urkel and I was Laura Winslow.
Then that Friday came. Boy was he beaming proudly. After the store closed, we were all walking outside to our cars and head over to the diner. “WAIT! Everyone stay here!” Stu yelled as he ran to his car. He pulled a golf club out of the trunk, went into his car and turned on his CD player, blasting some oldies love song. He looks over at me, golf club in hand and starts singing to me. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing and seeing. It was unbelievable. Was he really serenading me? At one point he was even on the top of his car using it as a stage. Everyone there thought this was the funniest thing they’ve ever seen. Tom, another employee had everyone turn their cars around, facing Stu with their headlights on for a spotlight while Mike (we called him Doc Wagner), held up his lighter and swayed to the music.
I honestly thought, at the time, it was the most embarrassing thing I’ve ever been through. After the serenade was over, we all headed over to the diner where it was the topic of the night. Stu, grinning like a little schoolboy asked me “now will you go out with me?” I once again didn’t know what to say. What COULD anyone say to that? I had to let him down gently. I felt bad but I had too. He was still proud of his show though.
Three years later, I’m working at Target talking to one of my fellow coworkers about the times I had at Media Play. I mention the serenade by Stu when my friend asked ‘did he go to Washingtonville? Was his name Stu?’ ‘Why yea, actually’ I said, his eyes got wide and he said ‘SO YOU’RE THE GIRL HE DID THAT TOO?! Man! He told everyone in our high school about that! It’s nice to finally meet the girl!’ I almost died. To think it was bad enough everyone I worked with witnessed the serenade, but everyone he went to school with knew about it and now knows who the lucky girl was. Haha…oh the memories.blog comments powered by Disqus
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