October 27, 2008


So there's a stock boy at my new job -- I'm gonna peg him at about 18 years old -- who I suspect has a crush on me. Last week he followed me all around the store, gave me a "how you doin'?", and wanted to know how old I am. The look on his face was priceless when I told him. And I figured that would be the end of it, but today he asked me if my band is just a ring or if I'm married.

I've probably been married since he was in middle school.

One of the girls at work says that makes me a cougar.

You know, when I was 16, I worked at a concert arena. I was one of the only females, and I was a good 30 years younger than most people working there. I can't tell you how many times gross 23-year-old roadies would come on to me. I used to get so annoyed at the unwanted attention at work.

And now, shoot, I want to hug this kid.

It has been years since someone has shown an interest in me. It is sincerely the most flattering thing that's happened in a long time. I am just tickled pink that this kid even remotely thought it would be appropriate for me to talk to him. I have been giggling all day.

Now there's an ego boost. Heh.

Posted by Sarah at October 27, 2008 03:34 PM | TrackBack

I only recently figured out what "cougar" means. I had been puzzled by Saturday Night Live's "Cougar Den" skits.

SNL could use another guest star named Sarah. Lorne Michaels, are you listening?

Posted by: Amritas at October 27, 2008 04:43 PM

poor kid, he actually probably thought about this long and hard, before approaching you....

You are still far to young to be a cougar, I also think cougars prey on the young, which I am very doubtful is what is occurring.

I think this is a case of being "hawt".

Posted by: AWTM at October 27, 2008 05:12 PM

"You are still far to young to be a cougar"

Definitely. She'd need a lot of makeup to join that SNL skit.

I also think cougars prey on the young, which I am very doubtful is what is occurring.

That is most certainly not occurring! (Guard Wife's cash register rings again.)

Seriusly, I agree with your assessment of the situation.

Posted by: Amritas at October 27, 2008 05:46 PM

Ha, well...as flattering as it is, I am certainly not encouraging him. So you're right that I'm not technically a cougar. Heh.

Posted by: Sarah at October 27, 2008 06:34 PM

No no no,S. You are not a cougar. Cougars go AFTER the younger men. Predatory.

When they come after you it is just cool as hell.

Posted by: MaryIndiana at October 27, 2008 10:04 PM