After I’d been home for a while, filling out work applications and such, I finally found an application that guaranteed an interview! (My dream as I can’t seem to get past the paper phase to save my life)
I just had to fly to Charlotte, North Carolina.
Well, fine by me!
- I’d never been to NC before.
- One of my Greek roommates lived in a town close to charlotte.
- One of my college roommates lived in Another town close to Charlotte.
So really, all great reasons to go, interview, and visit!
First stop: Charlotte, NC.
Definitely a beautiful city – complete with cemetery parks that show Friday night movies! But seriously – I really loved the feeling of this place. Spent all day wandering around everywhere in the city.
Met up with some friends I forgot lived in Charlotte and had real southern cookin’!
But some of the more memorable moments of Charlotte?
There’s one in particular:
The Best Pick-Up Line I’ve Ever Gotten
I was waiting at the bus station for a friend to pick me up and drive me to Greensboro. A black man approaches and asks if he can borrow my cell phone.
Being a nice person – I let him.
After several unsuccessful attempts, he returns the phone to me.
And immediately starts to hit on me.
“What’s a pretty lady like you doing here? Got a boyfriend? No?? Well honey, I will be your boyfriend.” And his arm goes around me.
“Um… I have a bubble, and you’re in it.”
“But honey, don’t worry cause I’m going to be your boyfriend.”
“Well, that’s a kind offer, but I’m only here for the next couple minutes.”
“Well, it’s fine, you’ll move here. And be with me.”
And then came the best line of all,
“You’ll be with me and have my honey-colored babies.”
Needless to say, this led me into giggling spasms. And our conversation continued in this vein for a good 20 more minutes with him asking all of his friends how beautiful they thought our “honey-colored babies” would be. (All of his friends were laughing too – he didn’t get much support.)
My friend arrived later and I jumped in the car and went on to Greensboro.
But Charlotte left me with an impression of its beauty, and of its creativeness.