The only problem with "meet cute" stories are the clueless idiots who get the idea that there is no wrong time to express romantic interest in someone. This is wrong. We asked our readers to tell us about times they've been absolutely floored by another human's choice to initiate flirting protocols. The answers ranged from "in the middle of divorce proceedings" to "at a relative's deathbed," but at least they are all a lot funnier now that time has passed. If you read these and see yourself in any of the flirters, congratulations: you're probably self-aware enough that it's not actually you.
1. Deena wrote us this story to remind us that people get divorced for all kinds of reasons. Some of them, though, are obviously because one spouse is a skeeze.
The county where I live requires all divorcing couples with children to attend a kind of seminar about not traumatizing your kids with your divorce issues. This seminar takes place in a courtroom, and is filled with miserable people struggling their way through a divorce.
During a break, the guy in front of me, who had been trying to eye-fuck me since he'd first seen me, turned around and tried to chat me up, while I was sitting next to my soon-to-be ex husband on probably the worst day of our lives.