34. I guess it’s not as bad as the rest, but my cringiest story actually worked, so…
Anyway, first day of orientation week at university, my friend tells me that there’s this guy I have to meet. She just met him because they live on the same floor in residence. She’s convinced we’ll be fast friends. So finally, we all make plans to go watch the school rugby team play one afternoon. I’m sitting there with a few other friends, and my friend comes around the corner with this guy I’m supposed to meet, and my immediate reaction is “Oh my god, I would hit that.” But being an awkward little fucker, I’m so bad at the getting-to-know you small talk that I so badly want to make with him, and I’m sitting in silence wracking my brain for an excuse to talk to him.
And that’s when I decide to ask him if he knew the rules to rugby. I laughed and said I wasn’t sure what was going on in the game, and would he be willing to explain it to me? My friend is giving me this “wtf” look, because I played rugby all through high school so I definitely knew the rules. But I couldn’t think of any other excuse to have an extended conversation with him, and I desperately wanted to. So I sat there like an idiot, pretending not to understand the sport I’d played for 5 years, just to have an excuse to chat.
Anyway, we’ve been together 11 years and just celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary.
Also yes, I did eventually admit to him that I completely lied about the rugby thing.