real men don’t drive mopeds

October 7, 2010 at 10:59 am 12 comments

months ago i got a facebook friend request from a guy i’d never met. a glance at his page placed him as a fellow runner with another local running group in common and with others merging it seemed fine to accept. he was silent for a while. eventually a simple hello message. the occasional comment. but little more. a few months later out walking with a friend random chance had him pass by on a moped scooter and somehow he recognized me in spite of the sunglasses and hat that should have made me relatively incognito. we met. chatted. and went our separate ways. he seemed nice enough. not my type physically. and honestly a little creepy. he emailed a few more times with a slight undertone of flirtation but my short, simple responses seemed to keep him at bay.

tuesday night after running with the irish he was there. a quick hello and 30 seconds worth of chit-chat about a race was all we exchanged. then later, as LJ and i were leaving, he was in the parking lot. revving up his little moped. i filled LJ in on the details and we quickly deemed him “creepy little scooter guy”. 

later that night, i got an email on FB from the “other running group”. apparently the woman who administrates the page is creepy scooter guy’s on-again, off-again girlfriend. she had been at the irish run as well and wanted to come introduce herself but didn’t want to make anyone feel uncomfortable since creepy scooter and i had gone out a few times while they were on a break.

WHAT???? gone out???? yes, apparently in an attempt to make her jealous ~ so we assume ~ creepy scooter guy told his girlfriend that we had dated. come on now! really? it’s bad enough that at this stage in life he feels he has to play stupid highschool games in his relationship but couldn’t he have just told her he went out with “somebody”. why specify? and how stupid to pick someone who the girlfriend had a chance of someday meeting and talking to given the running connection. i’ve deleted him on FB, but a part of me really wants to call him out on this and give him a piece of my redheaded temper. but i don’t want to put any strain on her if he finds out she emailed me. and, to be honest, another part of me can’t wait to make him sweat at the next irish run when the girlfriend and i make sure to meet, talk and laugh a little extra.


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  • 1. kitkat1126  |  October 7, 2010 at 11:24 am

    That’s ridiculous…and funny all at the same time. Did creepy little scooter guy (best nickname ever) really think that would work?
    Wait, did you tell the “gf” you handn’t dated?

    I wish you could videotape his reactions when you chat up the on again off again gf. 🙂

  • 2. becelisa  |  October 7, 2010 at 11:45 am

    i emailed her back instantly and told her we hadn’t dated. she was definitely surprised. the more i think about it the more it really pisses me off and creeps me out. i’m going to have a really hard time not going off on him if i see him at the next run. but i can only imagine how uncomfortable it will make him to see the two of us chatting and somehow i’m evil enough to find enjoyment in that 😉

  • 3. Rob  |  October 7, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    You what they say about mopeds. They are fun to ride, but you sure don’t want your friends to see you with one.
    Please record any future conversations for our amusement.

    • 4. becelisa  |  October 8, 2010 at 10:02 am

      you so ride one every time you go to st. croix don’t you? 😉

  • 5. Red  |  October 8, 2010 at 9:50 am

    ok, that’s creepy. And here’s a scenario: At the next run when he’s there, talk to the girlfriend. then BOTH of you go talk to him, and have HER ask him about dating you. THAT would be fun to watch him squirm. Is she still dating him? Hopefully she dumped his loser ass. Please email me him name!!!!!

    • 6. becelisa  |  October 8, 2010 at 10:08 am

      hehehe. that would be fun! sadly i don’t get the impression she is going to dump him. she says she has 6+ years invested in the relationship and she’s trying to figure it out. personally i think she just needs to figure out which dumpster to toss his body in!

  • 7. Lisa Jamison  |  October 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I say…like you need one more of us telling you what to do…but it would be for my amusement, of course…the next time you see him, “carry on” with him. With recklass abandon. Honestly, he wouldn’t know what to do. One simple groping and he’d pee his pants. Now THAT would be funny. And GF wouldn’t like so much either. What’s creepier than creepy scooter boy? Creepy scooter boy after he wets his britches.

    • 8. becelisa  |  October 11, 2010 at 2:24 pm

      the thought of groping on creepy little scooter guy even in jest makes me vomit!

  • 9. gr4c5  |  October 10, 2010 at 11:01 am

    How do you find these men??? Have you stolen my freak magnet?

    • 10. becelisa  |  October 11, 2010 at 2:24 pm

      um. you can have it back any time now!

  • 11. Roger  |  October 29, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    You are so right!! Real men don’t ride scooters!

    • 12. becelisa  |  November 1, 2010 at 3:21 pm

      so what do real men drive …


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