Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Noticed

As Cow goes about her day, she sometimes uses the drive-through bank teller for Daily Topiary Funds.

The teller has started Noticing Cow. Trying to make conversation. Asking why she's in the far lane instead of the lane closer. Attempting in every way to draw out the transaction and to personalize it with questions. Ugh.

Please. Just banking here.

Cow wondered why some Men with absolutely no encouragement except ordinary politeness, decide Somebody Likes Them.

So Cow did a little research. It is a successful evolutionary strategy to achieve reproductive maximization for Men to overestimate a Female's interest and pursue her, on the chance they are right and she IS interested. The evolutionary cost to not following up a possible mate is higher than the cost of being rejected.

Now Cow doesn't feel so bad. Because the alternatives would be to never smile and nicely greet any Men for fear they would get the wrong impression.

(Note: None of this post is in any way aimed at Kevin, Doghouse, Ultra, GB or any other beings of the Male Persuasion)

Moo!

15 Comments:

Blogger scones with jam and cream said...

Dear Topiary, but isn't it nice that this bank person finds you so attractive? I always like it when I get a positive response (rather than insults). Just as long the attention isnt too creepy...
Love scones x

8:52 AM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Ah, you are right Scones.

As long as, for instance, somebody doesn't show up on my doorstep with Tesco bags!

Moo!

10:37 AM  
Blogger scones with jam and cream said...

Yes, nothing worse than the Tesco bags. THe logo makes me shudder, now. Have ordered that book from Amazon, love scones x

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, but when rejected, one wishes they would not get so angry. And then blame me for said smiles, etc.

I have wanted to change:
messenger service
mechanic
grocery store
walking route to school
due to unwanted and unswervable attentions.

(Yes, okay, fine, I let someone set me up with the guy who worked at the garage and saw me walking to school everyday -- but that was high school and I was in Scotland, so what the hell...)

11:21 AM  
Blogger From the Doghouse said...

And how many times have you heard the story of a happy couple who hooked up because the guy wouldn't give up his efforts?

TC's a banker babe!

11:29 AM  
Blogger Kevin Musgrove said...

I've long since given up being of a Male Persuasion, I'm just not very good at it (too easily discouraged).

The lot of the male animal is a lifetime of rejection interspersed with nagging.

[Exits stage left, holding an onion in his handkerchief] (-:

1:35 PM  
Blogger Gorilla Bananas said...

Ms Cow must be giving off pheromones when she goes to the bank! It's good to know that she can make a man's head turn! Hoograah! (as we gorillas say).

2:45 PM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Scones, Cow looks forward to your reading the book and hopes you find it as enlightening as did Cow.

Funny about the bags...

Moo!

2:53 PM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

"I have wanted to change:
messenger service
mechanic
grocery store
walking route to school
due to unwanted and unswervable attentions."

Cow is there.
Cow completely has been there.
Uup Yup yup.
Daisy has nailed it, for sure.

Cow has alternatively ascribed it to being a Cowardly Cow....(why can't she just stand up to these men?) or from just being retiring: Cow just doesn't want to be noticed and picked out of the herd.

Cow thinks maybe it's the unreciprocal nature of it that is the worst. When you are just being normally polite to them, and they take it as more...as an invitation.

Especially when they are married. Married. Married. Jeeze. Married.

(Cow pasting down the envelope to mail in her bank deposits from now on.)

Moo!

2:58 PM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

"I've long since given up being of a Male Persuasion, I'm just not very good at it (too easily discouraged)."

Kevin, the best guys are always the ones who never try.

Moo!

3:00 PM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Doghouse: This is why you (may or may not) be in the doghouse right this very second.

Moo!

3:01 PM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Gorilla:

Hoograah! back at you.

(Cow always strangely comforted by the knowledge that GB is in the Congo)

Moo!

3:02 PM  
Blogger Sandi said...

How could you not get noticed with all that topiary? Face it, TC, you're a hottie.

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he loves you for your money -- heh, heh!

(Get it? Banking? Money?)

8:37 AM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Heh.

(Topiary trimming shape into alluring dollar sign)

Moo!

11:33 AM  

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