[in regard to tuesday's post - salami rose succeed in eating 99 dum dum's in one work day!!!! to see the video recap and to watch her eat all 99 CLICK HERE!!!]
what is it about a new person being introduced into a group of friends or coworkers that makes them open for the pounce?
and why does this pounce gets more pronounced and blatant if this person is single.
are people REALLY that desperate for a relationship? or is it just about sex?
for example, i know i have mentioned to you all that i have a new roommate. she has been my friend for awhile but she hadn't met a lot of my downtown guy friends.
literally the second they all met her they took me aside and in some shape or form were all like, "she's cute, hook me up!", "put in a good word for me" and "bring on the hottie".
now, i'm all up for playing match maker. i mean isn't it three marriage matches gets you into jewish heaven? greek heaven, jewish heaven, same thing.
anyways... i guess i just never really noticed how much people pounce on the newbie. it's unreal!
now my single ladies, say for example a new hire starts at your job - you know you have to immediately check his left hand and/or find out if he is taken. (men, you do the same thing!)
if he's cute and not taken it's like the stars align and there's a full out polite girl fight - people start calling dibs on him. it's even gone as far as seeing my married friends call dibs on men for their single friends! like whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?
i believe that this is something that has been going on for centuries for men and women alike, but for whatever reason today i had the a-ha moment and realized how blatant we really all are about it. it's like everyone is a meddling greek mother (i say that with love).
and i'm just as guilty of this as the next person.
maybe i'm just mad that no one calls dibs on me. i'm thinking i should work on that.
hey, at least i have my personality right? vomit.