So I’m talking with this girl on the phone yesterday and she brings up something which upset her.
Apparently a few days ago she was out grocery shopping. It was raining, I don’t know how hard, and she walked out of the supermarket with three bags. Walking to her car, she ran into a “friend…no, an acquaintance” who was also leaving the store. He had just gone in for one item and he was parked up front. She was parked in the back and he knew it because they chatted for a few seconds.
Anyway, he left.
Now I’m wondering what the problem is. “He never offered to drive me to my car. I had to walk all the way back there with three bags,” she said. “What do you think about that?”
Now, I will unabashedly admit I don’t know the first thing about females, but I was 99% certain at that point that “Jesus Christ, what the hell is the big deal” was the wrong answer.
She said she bumped him down from friend to acquaintance because of this. I’m pretty sure she was serious.
So anyway, what’s the right move in this situation? As a guy, I might have helped her with her bags, seeing as how I wasn’t carrying anything. But it would never have occurred to me to offer her a ride 100 feet (or however long), and I can’t believe I would be penalized for my horrendous faux paus.
I mean, if this guy did give her a ride to her car and she was praising him about it, I could agree with her that that was a pretty spiffy thing he did. But I just don’t see how she could be upset by his failure to.
Am I wrong here? Someone tell me where I’m wrong.