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You should have follow up with: "I meant: how about we both get off the bus now and I'll take you back to my place, for some hot, steamy...broccoli. And more." That always works for me.

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I'm thinking that he probably had headphones in. A lot of people do that on buses. :)

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People assume hearing aids help in every situation, but in personal experience I'd rather avoid the situation. Mainly because it becomes a jumbled mess..

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The voices in my head combined with the people in the bus are always too loud. That's why it's best to stick with the friendly smile and gesture to the open seat.

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I hope she wasn't the love of your life, because if so you messed that up big time. Here's to being forever alone.

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This is exactly why when you talk to people, you give a complete thought. Not one word comments. OP could have finished the "no" with " No, you can sit here."

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40 Exactly what I was thinking! I also learned it is somewhat rude to answer with only one word. But sometimes you just don't think enough and forget to add anything. At least, I know I do.

You should have follow up with: "I meant: how about we both get off the bus now and I'll take you back to my place, for some hot, steamy...broccoli. And more." That always works for me.

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Oh totally; I just walk onto the bus and say "look at dat stache" and they don't caer if I won't let them sit beside me, they all up on this.

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I'm pretty sure that's just what he thought he heard at the time and only realized after that it was incorrect. It happens all the time to me.

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@#17 I'm with #5 on this one. The FML says "Problem is, I didn't hear correctly and thought she asked if anyone was sitting next to me..." It's unclear as to whether OP realized he heard wrong before or after the girl asked if she could sit by him. The way this FML is worded, it sounds (to me) like OP didn't hear the girl's question properly, but assumed she was asking if anybody was sitting in the seat beside him. Sometimes under pressure, when the situation demands an immediate

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