a guy I met off a flight

  • emailaddress

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    Feb 09, 2009 4:57 AM GMT
    apology for those of you who might have seen this.


    It was a 14-hour flight.. the guy sits next to me made eye contact with me multiple times and finally started to chat me up. the guy has a middle-eastern comlexion and sit across the asle. The conversation went on for hours, just general stuff, nothing too flirtatous. then he started braggin on how he started his business at 16y.o. and how he is rich and being only 26. I didnt think too much of it at the start. As the converstaion went on, I started to get the impression he might be trying to pick me up. So I asked whether he has a girlfriend, he said he's married. So I thought i was reading way too much into it. then at the end of the flight he gave me his business card and said if there is anything i need help with, just call him. This seriously poked my gaydar. so I asked what he meant by that. he said he is the supplier for a major electronic retailer, if there is anything i want to get, like a laptop. he can get it for cheap. his reply again threw me.

    Does this sound a normal encounter on a plane?
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    Feb 09, 2009 5:02 AM GMT
    Sounds like a normal conversation....
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    Feb 09, 2009 11:42 AM GMT
    Us salesmen will do anything for business icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 09, 2009 11:51 AM GMT
    It sounds like he was trying to drum up sales.
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    Feb 09, 2009 12:23 PM GMT
    Sound more like business than pleasure.
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    Feb 09, 2009 12:55 PM GMT
    He didn't get to be rich at 26 without being a good salesman icon_smile.gif

    He just might have gotten you to call him back and sold you an unneeded USB drive, all the while you're thinking, I'll buy this if it will get him to answer the question "Is he picking me up?"
  • coolarmydude

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    Feb 09, 2009 1:00 PM GMT
    It sounds like he has better gaydar than you and used it for business.
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    Feb 09, 2009 1:15 PM GMT
    He was trying to get some, here in Detroit ( largest population of Arabs outside the middle east) there is a huge amount of married arabic men on the hunt for dick, because they are Muslim they don't consider themselves gay ( they have a wife and kids right?) . If you guys had not been on a crowded plane I'm sure things would have gone quite differently and he would have been more striaght forward.
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    Feb 09, 2009 1:34 PM GMT
    Some guys are just like that - chatty. icon_razz.gif

    Encounter that a lot actually, from cab drivers to sidewalk vendors. They're just friendly. icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 09, 2009 1:41 PM GMT
    ok, this definitely did not come across the right way.

    he sells furniture, he just knows people in retail and can get demonstration models easy, I guess. its definitely not sales.
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    Feb 09, 2009 1:48 PM GMT
    If he was Middle Eastern, he might have been trying to be genuinely friendly. The people can be super friendly and invite you to their home, dinner, etc. and it may not be sexual, just friendly. It can be hard to tell if they're gay or not sometimes.

    Out of curiosity, where were you going to and from on the 14 hour flight.
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    Feb 09, 2009 1:54 PM GMT
    Sounds like you made a friend.
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    Feb 09, 2009 1:56 PM GMT
    msldup saidIf he was Middle Eastern, he might have been trying to be genuinely friendly. The people can be super friendly and invite you to their home, dinner, etc. and it may not be sexual, just friendly. It can be hard to tell if they're gay or not sometimes.

    Out of curiosity, where were you going to and from on the 14 hour flight.



    he looked middle-eastern, but he was born in Australia, or moved here really young. I was flying from Guangzhou to Melbourne, he was visiting his factory in China, i was visiting my family. He also brought up that he had an hotel-apartment in Guangzhou. the next time I am in Guangzhou, he could give me the keys and i could stay there if I want. As soon as I heard that, my gaydar just went off, but he didnt invite me to his house in melbourne.


    I mean, is that something straight people tell a random stranger on a plane?
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    Feb 09, 2009 1:57 PM GMT
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    msldup saidIf he was Middle Eastern, he might have been trying to be genuinely friendly. The people can be super friendly and invite you to their home, dinner, etc. and it may not be sexual, just friendly. It can be hard to tell if they're gay or not sometimes.

    Out of curiosity, where were you going to and from on the 14 hour flight.



    he looked middle-eastern, but he was born in Australia, so moved here really young. I was flying from Guangzhou to Melbourne, he was visiting his factory in China, i was visiting my family. He also brought up that he had an hotel-apartment in Guangzhou. the next time I am in Guangzhou, he could give me the keys and i could stay there if I want. As soon as I heard that, my gaydar just went off, but he didnt invite me to his house in melbourne.


    I mean, is that something straight people tell a random stranger on a plane?


    Eep icon_eek.gif Beware, I smell white slavery.
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    Feb 09, 2009 2:01 PM GMT
    Sedative said
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    msldup saidIf he was Middle Eastern, he might have been trying to be genuinely friendly. The people can be super friendly and invite you to their home, dinner, etc. and it may not be sexual, just friendly. It can be hard to tell if they're gay or not sometimes.

    Out of curiosity, where were you going to and from on the 14 hour flight.



    he looked middle-eastern, but he was born in Australia, so moved here really young. I was flying from Guangzhou to Melbourne, he was visiting his factory in China, i was visiting my family. He also brought up that he had an hotel-apartment in Guangzhou. the next time I am in Guangzhou, he could give me the keys and i could stay there if I want. As soon as I heard that, my gaydar just went off, but he didnt invite me to his house in melbourne.


    I mean, is that something straight people tell a random stranger on a plane?


    Eep icon_eek.gif Beware, I smell white slavery.


    I know, thats what threw me .

    i am not gonna call him anyway. he was hot, I would be more comfotable having done soemthing on the spot, its too late now.


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    Feb 09, 2009 2:15 PM GMT
    Sedative said
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    msldup saidIf he was Middle Eastern, he might have been trying to be genuinely friendly. The people can be super friendly and invite you to their home, dinner, etc. and it may not be sexual, just friendly. It can be hard to tell if they're gay or not sometimes.

    Out of curiosity, where were you going to and from on the 14 hour flight.



    he looked middle-eastern, but he was born in Australia, so moved here really young. I was flying from Guangzhou to Melbourne, he was visiting his factory in China, i was visiting my family. He also brought up that he had an hotel-apartment in Guangzhou. the next time I am in Guangzhou, he could give me the keys and i could stay there if I want. As soon as I heard that, my gaydar just went off, but he didnt invite me to his house in melbourne.


    I mean, is that something straight people tell a random stranger on a plane?


    Eep icon_eek.gif Beware, I smell white slavery.


    haha...ok, well, given the details, doesn't sound very kosher to me. you're probably right to be wary! Probably looking to fool around on the sly or just talking out of his a##

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    Feb 09, 2009 2:42 PM GMT
    how long were you talking to him? my god how tedious. he would have to be drop dead gorgeous and have made it very clear he was interested for me to talk to him him for longer than 5 minutes. but then i am british icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 09, 2009 3:06 PM GMT
    Is this the same Sed who often refers to himself as a VIRGIN. Hello girl, would you please direct your eyes away from the computer screen occasionally. Remember, I know where you live.

    Sedative saidSome guys are just like that - chatty. icon_razz.gif

    Encounter that a lot actually, from cab drivers to sidewalk vendors. They're just friendly. icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 09, 2009 6:45 PM GMT
    Sedative said
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    msldup saidIf he was Middle Eastern, he might have been trying to be genuinely friendly. The people can be super friendly and invite you to their home, dinner, etc. and it may not be sexual, just friendly. It can be hard to tell if they're gay or not sometimes.

    Out of curiosity, where were you going to and from on the 14 hour flight.



    he looked middle-eastern, but he was born in Australia, so moved here really young. I was flying from Guangzhou to Melbourne, he was visiting his factory in China, i was visiting my family. He also brought up that he had an hotel-apartment in Guangzhou. the next time I am in Guangzhou, he could give me the keys and i could stay there if I want. As soon as I heard that, my gaydar just went off, but he didnt invite me to his house in melbourne.


    I mean, is that something straight people tell a random stranger on a plane?


    Eep icon_eek.gif Beware, I smell white slavery.


    LOL!
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    Feb 10, 2009 1:52 AM GMT
    Heywood_Floyd saidIs this the same Sed who often refers to himself as a VIRGIN. Hello girl, would you please direct your eyes away from the computer screen occasionally. Remember, I know where you live.

    Sedative saidSome guys are just like that - chatty. icon_razz.gif

    Encounter that a lot actually, from cab drivers to sidewalk vendors. They're just friendly. icon_razz.gif


    LOL, obviously not in the way that guy was talking to him. But yeah, random guys do like to chat a lot. Cab, bus, and jeepney drivers here especially. I dunno how different it is in other cultures.

    How many times have I had to bear listening to how someone's wife was too irritating, or how that dead guy looked like in last week's road accident, or how high the gas prices are nowadays, or how someone just made a killing by betting on the right number combination on masyaw (a form of illegal gambling, highly manipulated but people don't care)... etc. icon_rolleyes.gif

    And yeah but you'll never get past my ninjas! icon_evil.gif
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    Feb 10, 2009 1:56 AM GMT
    coolarmydude saidIt sounds like he has better gaydar than you and used it for business.


    lol, good one
  • JohnG16775

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    Feb 10, 2009 3:25 AM GMT
    I think it might have been a pick up line.
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    Feb 13, 2009 2:25 AM GMT
    Typical long flight conversation. You meet someone, you become best friends of howlever long the flight is. Then you forget all about it. Kinda like a twisted version of a one night stand.
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    Feb 13, 2009 2:50 AM GMT
    If you think that was odd. I sat next to a gentleman (who was South Asian... the flight was connecting from Delhi), who told me he had a great steak during the layover. He then was the recipient of a Hindu meal because he "doesn't eat beef."

    I decided not to break the news to him.
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    Feb 13, 2009 5:53 AM GMT
    DCEric saidIf you think that was odd. I sat next to a gentleman (who was South Asian... the flight was connecting from Delhi), who told me he had a great steak during the layover. He then was the recipient of a Hindu meal because he "doesn't eat beef."

    I decided not to break the news to him.


    Oh, you never know. They're making steak from all kinds of things nowadays.