Call me IRL_lurker

I am a serious people watcher. I love watching people go about their doing whatever it is they are doing whether it is shopping, walking, or talking. Just like people enjoy watching birds, I enjoy watching people. Maybe I should make a guide, dedicate a page to every generalized version of a person you can encounter. Like a page for a Bro and another page for an emo kid. I will honestly write this if you guys press me to do it.

So right now I just finished up a Dark Souls 2 Stream and I am at this small Japanese restaurant in town waiting for dinner. As I entered the place this guy on a date with his girlfriend (maybe wife, I didn’t have time to look for the ring and now I can’t see whether she is wearing one) said hello to me and asked me how my day was. It was very nice of him and I said that it was going well and that I was just getting through it. Although I will say it was unusual. Most people don’t great other customers in restaurants that they do not work at/own. Maybe he is the owner? I doubt it because this older Japanese couple is in the back and I think they are the owners based on how they are walking around the place. Anyways I proceeded to sit down in the booth behind them and I ordered yakisoba (my favorite) and then began to type this blog out.

This entire time I am writing this blog I am intently listening to their conversation. From what I gather I think the two of them have started dating recently. I say this because they are talking about foods and questioned are being exchanged about what their favorites dishes are, things that if they were married they would know already. From what I see I think this guy really likes this woman and is trying to make this date go super well. My guess, and this is just a guess, that as I entered the place either the woman made a comment about me seeing me through the windows before as I was talking to someone outside briefly and the man riffed off her comment and said hello to me, or maybe the air was dead for a second and to save the awkwardness he reached and said hello to me. Or maybe he just said hello because hes that type of outgoing person. I am that way myself very often.

I bet for many people this is a very strange blog post, and it kind of is truthfully, but I dgaf. People are super interesting, especially when they are doing routine things. This guy is taking a woman out on a date and the two of them have chosen to talk about foods and cooking for the past ten minutes. This is interesting because I never talk about cooking with girls, not even friends either. But this is because I am an absolute trash cook. Maybe if I start cooking then I will have things to talk about. I would also have some things to eat too. That would be nice. Maybe I will start cooking so I am like this guy and I have things to talk about to girls. Nah, I think I will stick with my go to date strat where I just stare and drool. That one is always a winner.

At this point I am convinced that the two are not married and are new to dating. The guy just made a bold move. He brought up one of his ex-girlfriends in conversation very subtley. Talking about ex’es can either mean the relationship is secure enough to talk about them or it can mean that this guy isn’t as interested in this girl too much, or that he is attached to the ex. Or the woman could be thinking this and the man isn’t at all. Who knows, but bold move, the ex girlfriend talk can always backfire.\

It didn’t seem like it mattered though, the two seemed to have had a very good time and will. GJ random guy! You did well. I love watching people its super interesting. Honestly ten times more interesting than watching animals, but most people feel very uncomfortable doing it so they don’t do it. But this is also because they do it wrong. The whole time I was listening/watching I just did it while I typed this blog, I wasn’t creeping hard starting at them lol. I bet that is how everyone imagined I was watching them as they read this. Listen people you are all doing it wrong. Just be subtle about it and look busy. Unless you are crazy or have huge balls then just do that direct eye contact strat. Not my fault if you get decked!

Welp I have no finished my food, and the couple has left. The place is almost empty other than the cook making some food for himself and the owners watching a Chinese movie in the back. It’s about time for me to pay the bill and then grab a coffee for another Dark Souls stream tonight. See yall in the Chat.

 

Until next time,

IRL_lurker

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