Saturday, July 19, 2008

this crap only happens to me

Last week I had one of the most awkward encounters of my life thus far. My photography class was rescheduled, and when I showed up I was the only student there. That's awkward in and of itself, especially when your male instructor pulls up a seat next to you to give the lecture. That was a little different, but not as uncomfortable as the conversation that occurred when the lecture was over. After a couple of minutes of normal conversation, this is what he says to me ...

Teacher: I also shoot nudes.
Me: [a little taken aback, but acting like I think this is perfectly normal]. Oh, really?
Teacher: Yes, I am currently doing a series of redheads.
Me: [starting to really freak out, being that I am, indeed, a redhead] Yeah?
Teacher: I've always been attracted to redheads so I thought I'd do a series. And I'm not doing brown-eyed redheads, just blue- and green-eyed.
Me: [now feeling extremely uncomfortable] Interesting ...

Now, I know that shooting nudes is "art" and all. But come on. You just don't say that to a single girl, alone in a classroom - especially when the girl you're talking to just happens to be a redhead with blue eyes. I was a little afraid that he was going to ask me to be a subject - maybe go get his camera and ask me to drop trou right then. Thankfully that didn't happen. The world ain't ready for what's underneath these clothes.



9 comments:

Amy said...

are you kidding me? Next time, just turn around and miss class. No more alone time with Mr. Subtle.

alisa said...

why are you blogging at 4:52 in the morning?

jess said...

Good Lord, Girl! I'm sorry you've been the crazy magnet. That's just nuts.

katie said...

sounds like a freak-o.
can you take a class from someone else?
he has stalker potential.

Elisa M said...

Oh I am so GLAD you posted this story.

so...are you going to do it? What? it's ART...

kidding obviously.

Principessa said...

I can only imagine your uncomfortableness. I got a little uncomfortable myself when reading this! Some people are just...strange.

Jamie Glasgow said...

Well...that is kinda freaky, but you could have turned the tables on him and seemed overly enthusiastic about posing. Be like, "Well what a coincidence! I am your gal! When do we start? Right now?"

Anonymous said...

Although you have a sense of humor about it, it's so inappropriate, considering that he's your teacher. I would report him to whoever is in charge of the program. It's one thing for him to hint around after your class is through, but to do it while you're in the midst of the class is just wrong (even if it is a not-for-credit type of class). Not to mention doing it while you're all alone together. It really, really skeeves me out.

Jessica H. said...

As I told you earlier... next time this happens to you please quote to him the all to well known words by The Police... "Don't Stand So Close to Me" No need of a relationship such as...ahem, that song suggest...haha.