Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

01 Oct 2002, 14:35 p.m.

A sketchy guy asked me out while I was at…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

A sketchy guy asked me out while I was at work yesterday. He must have been twice my age, and I don't even remember conversing with him before he came to the Info Desk and asked me to coffee.

A coworker and I joshed that I might agree to go out with customers who buy at least $100 in merchandise, and perhaps broadcast the whole thing on a webcam or reality TV. Watch Sumana Go On Dates With Sketchy Guys Who Ask Her Out at Her Workplace! Ah, but it'd have to have a competitive element. Maybe a Supermarket Sweep-style contest where the suitors look for particular titles. Oh, and there's only one copy of each book and it's cross-listed in four sections. In the children's room.

(Maybe each of us has a little Connie Willis inside...)