Part of my last minute Christmas shopping was a trip to Starbucks. I had intended to stop off somewhere nearby with the hope of getting a gift for someone, but the store was already closed, so that gift might have to wait. Since the Starbucks was just a few buildings away, I decided to stop in there and get a hot drink. Not surprisingly, the place was packed. I do not think I have ever seen it that busy before.
After I got my drink, I settled into a comfy chair in the corner. I was mostly watching people as they walked in and out. One guy happened to walk back in with his drink and, after a moment, asked if he could sit down at the seat opposite mine. I nodded and he said it was because it was more comfortable than the wooden chairs nearby. I agreed.
Since we happened to be sitting near each other, we chatted about small things. The Christmas rush, what I had been doing, what he had been doing, where I was from, if I worked at the base across the street, had I ever ridden on a motorcycle. That last part ended with him offering to give me a ride on his bike. I politely declined, saying I was nervous about riding on motorcycles, even as a passenger. He seemed disappointed, which was a little creepy. I finished my drink and made a polite exit.
I enjoy watching people and do not mind talking to them, but that conversation was just a little odd. Alarm bells were going off. I wonder if the guy realized how nervous he made me with that. It seemed like he was flirting with me, or trying to get me to divulge information. I am not sure which, but I was grateful to get out of there. Hopefully, that does not happen again, and I am also hoping it was just me being paranoid.