October 27, 2008
I'M A COUGAR AND I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT
So there's a stock boy at my new job -- I'm gonna peg him at about 18 years old -- who I suspect has a crush on me. Last week he followed me all around the store, gave me a "how you doin'?", and wanted to know how old I am. The look on his face was priceless when I told him. And I figured that would be the end of it, but today he asked me if my band is just a ring or if I'm married.
I've probably been married since he was in middle school.
One of the girls at work says that makes me a cougar.
You know, when I was 16, I worked at a concert arena. I was one of the only females, and I was a good 30 years younger than most people working there. I can't tell you how many times gross 23-year-old roadies would come on to me. I used to get so annoyed at the unwanted attention at work.
And now, shoot, I want to hug this kid.
It has been years since someone has shown an interest in me. It is sincerely the most flattering thing that's happened in a long time. I am just tickled pink that this kid even remotely thought it would be appropriate for me to talk to him. I have been giggling all day.
Now there's an ego boost. Heh.
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I only recently figured out what "cougar" means. I had been puzzled by Saturday Night Live's "Cougar Den" skits.
SNL could use another guest star named Sarah. Lorne Michaels, are you listening?
Posted by: Amritas at October 27, 2008 11:43 AM (+nV09)
poor kid, he actually probably thought about this long and hard, before approaching you....
You are still far to young to be a cougar, I also think cougars prey on the young, which I am very doubtful is what is occurring.
I think this is a case of being "hawt".
Posted by: AWTM at October 27, 2008 12:12 PM (skcC5)
"You are still far to young to be a cougar"
Definitely. She'd need a lot of makeup to join that SNL skit.
I also think cougars prey on the young, which I am very doubtful is what is occurring.
That is most certainly not occurring! (Guard Wife's cash register rings again.)
Seriusly, I agree with your assessment of the situation.
Posted by: Amritas at October 27, 2008 12:46 PM (+nV09)
Ha, well...as flattering as it is, I am certainly not encouraging
him. So you're right that I'm not technically a cougar. Heh.
Posted by: Sarah at October 27, 2008 01:34 PM (TWet1)
No no no,S. You are not a cougar. Cougars go AFTER the younger men. Predatory.
When they come after you it is just cool as hell.
Posted by: MaryIndiana at October 27, 2008 05:04 PM (SRyvm)
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