Last night I went with my friends from work to St. Louis Bar & Grill. I work part time at an ad agency in Toronto which is convenient as there are about a million restaurants in walking distance. Despite the cold we ran a few blocks over so it wasn’t bad. We had an amazing dinner there. The food and service was great. We arrived around 5:30 and were finishing up dinner around 7 when all of a sudden these guys start filling up the restaurant and around the bar area. I find out 5 minutes later The Leafs are playing against the Tampa Bays and I’m telling you this restaurant was fully packed.. not that I was complaining!
My friends and I were having great conversation until I was distracted by this one guy who walked in past me and sat at a table directly in front of the one I was at. He sat down with his 2 friends. They ordered wings and beer to prep themselves for the hockey game and of course being the silly girl I am was literally staring at this one guy in awe of how gorgeous he was. In fact.. he looked identical to that new guy Ben from the Bachelor. I pointed him out to my friends and luckily I had a girl and guy with me so I got to hear both perspectives on what they thought. My guy friend shrugged and said casually yeah, I guess he’s okay. My girlfriend said she agreed with me that he was stunning and I should make a move. Being the super shy person that I am, I thought to myself no way…
Except I wouldn’t let myself leave the restaurant. I really don’t have a clue about hockey, but it didn’t matter. I wanted to talk to him but obviously I didn’t just want to go up while his 2 friends were with him. I wasn’t going to tell him he looked just like that guy from the Bachelor, as I’m not sure what you guys think – but he’d probably think it was strange and it’s more than likely he wouldn’t even know who I was talking about. Hence.. I would end up looking like an idiot.
So my friends and I decided to order a drink. I thought it would calm me down but the drink had just the opposite effect on me. Instead I immediately borrowed a pen from my girlfriend and wrote down my # on a clean napkin and added some cute message that went something along the lines of.. ‘it’s a new year, right?’ Ah well now that I’m writing it now it sounds kind of ridiculous but it was an.. in the moment thing. I was shaken not sure what to do with the napkin after I wrote the message on it. I still was no way going up to him. We made eye contact once or twice but I wasn’t even sure if he had a girlfriend.
Ultimately my guy friend suggested I give the napkin to the waitress and she pass it on to him. So that’s exactly what I did. Hah! :S I whispered to her when the bill arrived that firstly I never do anything like this.. WHICH I DON’T. I said to her.. listen. It’s a new year. I think the guy sitting directly in front of me is really cute and could she please give him the napkin I wrote on. She was super sweet about it and wished me luck. I told her NOT to give it until I left the restaurant which she agreed and wished me a happy new year.
So on that note that’s my crazy story #1 of the new year. I guess I can check giving my number to a stranger off my 2012 list. I’m not sure if you guys think it was crazy of me to do. A lot of my friends think it was a bold move. I agree. However, no phone call yet so obviously I’m in paranoid mode right now. He could very well have a girlfriend. His friends could have ripped the napkin up making fun of him for it. There are a number of different outcomes that could have happened. I don’t even know that the napkin even got directly to him.
You know what though.. the point of this is that you have to go for what you want. It’s a new year, and there should be no regrets. Of course I’ll be a little disappointed if I don’t hear from him, but it’s not the end of the world. I’d be more upset with myself if I didn’t give him my #. Wondering what if. So I am proud of myself for doing what I did. Wonder if any of you have been in a similar situation? Or have thought of it?