I clearly suck at consistency when it comes to this blog, but I’m going to keep it going. Life loves to pull you in different directions, but alas, it’s a rainy Sunday, so I’m doing some writing (among other things).
Anyway, let’s get to it. I was at a speed dating event. Well, it wasn’t exactly “speed dating” per se , but more like a match making event. The way it worked is that you filled out some information and they gave you personality profile and then they match you with your “perfect match” based on your personalities. Sounds great in principle but in reality, I think it was a crock of shit but that’s not the point of this. In any case, the event is going along nicely and people are rotating, meeting their matches. I actually had a decent enough time. It was fun but I will never forget the interaction I had with this young lady.
So we rotate and I sit down in front this woman. She’s pretty attractive and her vibe was overall pretty good. The conversation begins, and we discuss the usual stuff: where you from? how old are you? what’s your favorite color? what’s your sign? do you have any kids? etc.
Then, of course, we get to the typical question, “What do you do?”. In truth, I honestly do not remember what this woman does, but that’s not important to this story. What I do remember though, is that she followed up saying that she didn’t particularly like her job. This is how the conversation carried on from this point (and mind you, I’m paraphrasing as this happened a while ago):
Her: Yeah, but I don’t really like my job anyway.
Me: Oh? Why not?
Her: It’s not what I want to do.
Me: Oh! Ok! Well, what would you like to be doing?
Her: I’d like to be an accountant.
Me: Oh cool! So, are you working towards that right now?
Me (pausing): oh… umm, why not?
Her: Because it would take too long.
Me: Wait what? What do you mean?
Her: It takes a long time to become an accountant.
Me: I mean yeah, but that time is going to pass by anyway, right?
Her: Yeah, but I also don’t know if I’d like it.
Me: But you don’t like your current job though.
Me: So let me get this straight. You’d rather stay at a job that you know you don’t like instead of pursuing a job that you actually want because it would take a long time and you’re not sure you’d like it?
Her (keeping a straight face and dead serious): Yeah
At this point, I’m thinking to myself, there’s no way in hell I’d ever date this woman, but we’re not done just yet. Our “date” wasn’t over, so I continued the conversation.
Me: Oh… alright… so, what do you want from life? (trying to change the subject)
Her: To not have to work or pay bills.
Me (nodding): Ok cool, I think a lot of us want that. (trying to lighten the mood) So how are you going to achieve that?
Her (dead serious): Well I play the lottery.
Me (jokingly): Oh alright! How often do you play?
Her: Every week.
Me: Oh, you’re serious?
Me: Wait wait wait, you’re relying on the lottery to give you what you want from life?
Her: Yeah, people win all the time.
Me: Yeah, they do but what are you going to do if you don’t win?
Her: That’s why I’m going to win.
At this point, I’m just waiting to switch to another person. This woman had absolutely no ambition and was betting the happiness of her entire life, on winning the lottery. The lack of ambition is somewhat forgivable; not everyone has or needs drive to be happy. However, to play the lottery religiously and truly believe it’s your ticket to a life of happiness, that’s a bit too unrealistic for me.
Ah well… what say you readers? Am I wrong for calling her basic?
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