next stop: love connection

How do you start a conversation with a stranger? Let me rephrase that. How do you start a conversation with a HANDSOME stranger? Since my initial encounter (see previous post) with a certain attractive fellow on my bus, we’ve been sharing our morning commutes most days of the week. And by sharing our morning commutes, I mean, we both ride the same packed-with-people bus. With everyone silently reading or fiddling with iPhones with intimidating earbuds in each ear, how does one break through the bus barrier?


dear cupid: please help

As an indirect result of the commuter cutie, I’ve started doing all my makeup at home before the ride. Yes, I was formerly that person who, instead of emails or newspapers, occupied my bus time by applying my entire face of makeup.

It’s actually pretty nice to relax on the ride instead of mangling my eyeliner while dropping loose powder on my skirt. How’s that for an awkward conversation starter? “Hi there, I no longer run the risk of poking my eyes out with mascara, thanks to your presence…have a great day!”

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  1. BUZZarella says:

    thanks so much for the awesome advice! I don’t think cartwheels (a DEFINITE conversation starter) are possible given the tight squeeze in transit, but the iphone conversation idea is a great idea…I’ll keep you posted!

    PS: I was running late this AM and had to apply full makeup on the bus…I can’t kick my habit! It’s my new year’s resolution for sure :)

  2. djeannelle says:

    I go through phases like that, too, where I stop waiting until I get to the office to apply make-up because I may see someone worthy en route! Glad to know I’m not alone.

    I vote for an iphone related conversation starter. Pretend to have a problem and ask for advice?

  3. Natasha says:

    Glad to hear you have stopped your long time habit of en route make-up application but I’ll have to brainstorm as far as gaining commuter cutie’s attention. Have you tried cartwheels?

  4. morningdew says:

    hahahaha Loved it! I started to think real men can no longer be found on Earth, so good luck with your handsome stranger, sweetie.
    BTW, doing your makeup routine on the bus… NO WAY!!


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