Granted, I can think of a lot off the top of my head that's worse....but this just happened recently (and it seems to happen frequently), so I'm going with it for now~
When there's someone you want to go out with, but you work with them (or see them regularly, or whatever), and you have kind of a good friendship dynamic going, and you're afraid to ask them out because if they don't see you that way, they might be kind of freaked out or start getting uncomfortable around you, so on and so forth. So of course you end up asking them out, and they say "yeah, sure," and seem relatively enthusiastic, you swap phone numbers and such, and then you get together and hang out a couple of times.
And then the other person's boyfriend (or girlfriend, if you're a chick) comes up in conversation, just casually and nonchalantly.
And you're thinking, "um, what?"
And then a few moments of awkward conversation later, you realize that they misunderstood and thought you were just hanging out as friends, and they were already dating someone else.
I really fucking hate that.
I don't get mad at them (because really it's my fault for saying, "let's hang out," which I suppose could refer to casually hanging out as friends, when perhaps I should've phrased it more obviously....I mostly said it that way because I was nervous and trying to be subtle...), but it's still frustrating when that happens. And it seems to happen to me a lot (twice since this time last year)....GHAA!
I wangsted about it for awhile and eventually I realized, think I could avoid this in the future by simply being more direct (i.e. "Hey, wanna go out some time, like a date?" etc.), but that can be a problem down here sometimes because, me being a guy and this being the deep(ly fundamentalist) south, everyone tends to overly sexualize even the slightest communication between men and women, and so if I'm *too* forward, they tend to think I'm just horn-dogging them and that I'm expecting to "get some" on the first date or something. And I'm not I'm just trying to show some fucking *confidence*....
Anyway, thanks for listening (or not listening), BBS Now I'm done BAWWWWing and you can throw out your comments, suggestions, insults, whatevers, etc. etc.