Apparently I Have Cooties…

Last night a group of us got together for dinner, drinks and a chick flick.  Steph and I met the other two ladies at the Melting Pot for some fondue goodness and Love martinis*.  One of the ladies who joined us is Steph’s co-worker.  I had never met her before and found that she was really nice.  We all joked and chatted and had a great time.

After dinner we headed across the parking lot to the movie theater to see Bride Wars.  Once inside the theater, Steph led the way down a row to sit down.  I was behind Steph and the co-worker was behind me.  I sat beside Steph and the co-worker refused to sit beside me.  She put a chair in between us and piled her coat and purse on top of the vacant seat.  I jokingly said, “Um, you can sit next to me.  I don’t bite or have cooties or anything.”  She looked at me and flat out refused.  An awkward silence followed.  I looked at Steph and told her that her friend apparently didn’t want to sit next to me.  Steph ended up moving seats and sitting in the middle of us.

Do you find that strange?!

I was kind of taken aback by that behavior.  I didn’t do anything to offend her prior to going into the theater.  In fact, we were all laughing and having a great time.

Steph ended up talking to the co-worker (who had a hangover) this morning.  The co-worker told Steph that she hoped she didn’t offend me last night at the movie but that she has major personal space issues.  The co-worker thought the movie seats were narrower than they actually were which is why she didn’t mind Steph sitting next to her.  Um, riiight.   Sitting in the booth at the Melting Pot must have killed her then.

I still don’t know what to think.  I’ve never had something like that happen to me before.

**Love Martini Recipe**

1/3 White Cranberry Juice

1/3 Malibu Rum

1/3 peach schnapps

Top with strawberry slices and enjoy!


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hairyshoefairy
    Jan 29, 2009 @ 16:48:00

    How very strange. I would have thought it was weird, too, and felt awkward about it.


  2. Angela
    Jan 29, 2009 @ 17:59:07

    that is kinda weird. i don’t know what i would have done either. what did you think of the movie?


  3. cc
    Jan 30, 2009 @ 01:22:43

    I agree, very weird. And yes, how was the movie?


  4. Duck Hunter
    Jan 31, 2009 @ 10:15:06

    wow. That sounds crazy. Have you tested yourself for cooties? seriously….
    Why would someone act like that?


  5. onescrappygal
    Feb 02, 2009 @ 22:42:01

    Wasn’t there another similar incident last year with another total nimrod?

    If she could sit in the booth, she could have sat next to you at the movies. Personal space issues are an “all the the” time thing… not just for the movies! I’d be miffed!


  6. onescrappygal
    Feb 02, 2009 @ 22:42:32

    “all the the” = “all of the time”



  7. Stephanie
    Feb 07, 2009 @ 23:08:40

    Personal space excuse is odd…on a side note the Love Martini is awesome…went last week w/ a few friends and imbibed in a couple…very cute blog as well…ty for sharing


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