Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Check Out Aisle 2

This will be a rare glimpse for many of you who read my blog into the single life of a twenty-something in the city. (I say that because I technically have a few months before I hit my official late twenties and I am trying to hold onto the status of MID-twenties as long as possible.) After a funny incident this morning which left me laughing at a girl on the subway I thought I would share her story but would not be right unless I shared my own shameless stories.

Even if you are married you all should know about the infamous “ring-check” this is the sly movement of the eye when you spy one of God’s great creations of the opposite sex, before you stare too long you glance down to the left hand to check for the ring, once there is conformation there is no ring present you are able to go ahead and enjoy looking at God’s creation a tad longer.

Well this morning one such ring-check happened on the metro yet not so gracefully. The trains were backed up for some reason, which I am still unaware as they probably made the announcement while I was asleep. The funny thing is that earlier on the ride the train jolted I noticed a nice looking gentleman next to me, immediately did a ring check lo and behold there was one, and then went back to sleep not caring if my head bobbed or a little drool slipped out! (J/K I don’t drool!) So I awaken later to the train stopped in yet another tunnel and begin to look around, we come to the next stop and a very dashing man in his designer suit steps onto the train looking very important. I gave a quick once over and noticed yes he was indeed as good looking as I initially thought he was. He was holding a large folder in his left hand but my vantage point of sitting allowed me to see there was in fact no ring very easily. I then noticed a girl standing practically next to him checking him out as well, she although was having a much harder time doing the ring check. I started to chuckle to myself because I knew she was in fact not fixing anything on her heel but trying to see his left hand. Her efforts were futile and thus she decided heck with it and SHAMELESSLY bent at the waist an obviously checked out his left hand. Upon rising to an upright position she had a big smile on her face but this totally wigged out the cutie in the suit! It was funny!

Well since I sold this poor soul out on the internet I thought I should tell a couple of my own getting caught stories. While I am a pro at the ring check and never been caught there, I have been caught twice shamelessly staring at one of Gods great creations. The first time I was walking into the metro station when literally THE hottest guy I have EVER seen in person walked toward me. I could not help but to praise the Lord for His job well done by admiring a tad longer as he walked past me. The girl to my left totally called me out on it and shouted "I caught you". I jerked back and she was laughing and told me she only caught me because she too was shamelessly admiring as he walked by and was returning her head to face forward when she saw me. The other time was not that long ago when I was standing in Starbucks for my morning latte. A very nice looking gentleman (would rival my first metro boy) walked in and was standing to the side, after taking in the view for a bit I thought it was only right to text Jodi to rub this great encounter in. While I was waiting for my coffee at the coffee bar I was sending the message “Just saw the hottest guy ever at Starbees” when a young woman happen to look down and saw it. She laughed as she grabbed her coffee and told me “I agree”! I was mortified but glad she too thought he was as good looking as I did.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Um Yeah you are a tad shameless! Just saying friend!

Kelly Fisher said...

That's funny! Being married for 20 years...it's been awhile since I have done the "ring check"....but, be careful! Alot of married guys don't wear rings all the time....for example, my hubby! Richard broke his left hand several years ago - and during the summer months, when he puts his ring on - his finger swells around it - it's awful! So, if you are in Houston - and see a good looking guy with no ring - make sure his name is not Richard.....and if its not...go for it, girl!

Amanda said...

Michelle, that is hysterical!!! I am going to have to link to this.

olivia and henry said...

michelle, you are so funny! i have never heard of "the ring check"! hilarious. i will say that sometimes brad forgets his wedding ring...hopefully their aren't any ladies doing the ring check and thinkin' he's available ;)
thanks for your sweet comments on our blog! it's great to hear from you. angie (davis) iles

April said...

I came over from "Baby Bangs" though I am only a lurker there, I had to comment. I am SOO glad I am not the only one who does the ring check. My married friends think I'm weird. I will have to tell them to check this site out!

JD said...

Can't believe people haven't heard of the ring check. When I used to travel on my job (and was married), I'd catch guys doing it -- funny! When with one of my single friends, I've been known to do the ring check for her! :-)

Jamie said...

That is hilarious!

I found you through "baby bangs" site too!