I think my co-worker is falling in love with me, and I don’t know how to let her down gently. It’s not that she’s coyote ugly; in fact she’s a wicked natural blonde fox. The problem is I’m just not into her.
I came to Taiwan to find a local hottie, not a chick from my hometown. My co-worker is a stereotypical Pittsburg U sorority girl with the whole perky-attitude-towards-life thing going on.
So now, every time she comes bouncing into my classroom “to chat”, the kids and the other Chinese staff jump to the conclusion that we’ve got something going on together. But of course we don’t. Her perkiness is seriously limiting my chances to score at work.
I’m really trying not to be rude to this chick, but subtly doesn’t seem to work on her. What should I do?
— Losing It
Dear Losing It;
So you actually could have scored with perky blonde sorority girls during “Rush Week” at Pittsburg U, if you had so chosen?
— The lies we tell ourselves, MeiGui.
Originally published on the Foreign Community Page of The China Post, 12/14/8