I was walking by Walmart tonight when a guy said, "Miss, excuse me. You dropped something." I turned around to look where he was pointing and didn't see a thing. "What did I drop?" To which he replied, "Your smile."
Ha. Ok, congrats. You got a free smile from me. Bravo, but that doesn't mean I want to stand here and small talk with you. I'm in a fake hurry, can't you see?
So I went on my way. About 20 minutes later I left another store, only to notice a guy talking to an older woman. I walked by as he was asking her for her name. She looked at him weird and said, "I don't have a name" repeatedly. Amusing.
Be tough Woman! He's one of them! Strange. Who are these dudes? And why don't they have better openers for whatever mystery mission they're on? Am I too tired or in such a mood as to not appreciate this encounter?
An hour passes...
I passed the Walmart again to get to my car. A few guys were standing on the sidewalk looking in the windows. One of them turned to acknowledge me and said, "You dropped your smile!"
Wow - out of material so quickly? Such a shame...
Unamused I turned to him and said, "Sorry, your friend already used that line on me." He looked completely taken aback and attempted to cover with a lame "well... uh... well - you didn't pick it up yet!"
Leave my smiles alone.
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Afterthought: Smile.... smiles... smiling... This is one of those words that starts to look really strange after you type it a lot. Smile? weird.