I've recently began work at a grocery store as a cashier, and a girl came up as a customer.
after the general introductions and all that, I was talking myself through the actions on the register, feeling myself, getting in my zen state, as you do.
then she said i was awkward and something about her having adhd and vibing with me.
at this point i'm kind of mad at myself for coming off spergly when i felt good and productive, so i was offended and tried awkwardly laughing it off as some silly banter or whatever.
then i looked up and she was surprisingly cute, and she asked if I was a gamer.
i looked down and laughed again in a weird avoidant way that, now thinking back on, is an interesting choice to make in that moment.
i couldn't think fast enough to come up with anything. calling myself a gamer seems cringe as fuck, and i don't even play that many games, so it's a weird question that i was overthinking.
also i had a coworker bagging for me, and people behind her in line that would overhear everything we talked about so i was trying to do some 4D chess flirting or conversation.
i could've just said "yeah i guess, are you?" and had a back and forth, but my little pea brain froze. then i looked up and she was giving me some powerful eye contact and i was completely mentally blank.
after that whole shindig she said something about her only social interaction for like 14 months being world of warcraft and final fantasy 14 online.
if she comes back while i'm at work again i think i'd like to befriend her.
what's hilarious is she basically analysed my personality in like 2 seconds and got it mostly right. I PUT IT ALL ON THE TABLE UPFRONT BABY.
at this point i've thought about her for a few days once in a while and it's getting to the point of being weird. i have built a shrine in her honor.
it's my gamecube controller with a candle melting wax onto it and scribbly writings professing my obsessive love to this mysterious gamer girl... yeah... i went there...
nah, but she's got an interesting mix of autisticness and normalcy to her that was really attractive to me, along with looking cute which doesn't hurt.
here's to hoping i have some romantic opportunity going on in my life lads
i also had the idea of posting on r/worldofwarcraft and r/ff14 to do some cringe romance hunt to bring us back together but that would be the ultimate gamble if she's married or something lmfao.
it just seems like one of those things where you'd get a silly movement behind it if it grabbed their heart strings and plucked beautiful notes.
you guys have any similar experiences where you meet someone once that's very attentive or interesting to you and never see them again?