This is on the first meet at a market stall.
Gent, after an introductory talk: "Would you like to come and have diner with me one evening? "
Lady: "As long as I can bring my partner, yes!?"
Gent: "Ah. Well, maybe one day you will want to have diner with me"
Lady thought this was the end. It usually is, after such statement.
Second meet at the stall, many weeks later:
Gent: "So, would you like to come and have diner with me one day, I am a great chef"
Lady: "Look, I do have a partner and I love him, so I am not available! I am not sure your proposition is adequate. I wish you to find a lady you like and you be happy with her, she is there somewhere."
Gent: " Ah. Well, I will be in touch"
The same day: "Ping" says the mobile.
Same gent: " Nice to see you today thanks for the chocolate and I will be in touch"
Lady: (not sure what was said at that point, something along the lines of please bugger off, I wish you the best and hope you have a nice week and find that lady, you just haven't met her yet)
Gent: "Thanks, just finished. You said maybe I had not met "her" yet. Yes, or maybe I have and she does not know it yet... Yes will call you soon [...lady never encouraged that?!] for a catch up, Terry
The lady wasn't very sure of it all by that point. She decided not to reply and let it go and he would get bored and bugger off. However, a few days later...
"Ping" (as she hears that, lady wishes she never had put her mobile number on the business card when they were printed, that it was a very foolish idea)
Same gent: "Hi Perony, hope you had a good week...would you fancy a coffee this arvo somewhere warm? Terry" [arvo??? anyway, it all sounded dodgy to the lady, why "somewhere warm"?? It's not even winter yet]
Lady: " Yes I had a nice week, hope you had a good week too? Look, it is best you stopped wasting your time with me, and why not spending it with possible ladies who are free and willing, or give yourself the time to do something you like and never do? You are welcome to chat at the stall or buy chocolate if you are passing, and if I had spare cash I would come and try out your menu, as I am sure you are a great cook, I am sorry I have to watch my finance as the business is still young and not quite profitable yet. However l have never been seemingly flirted upon by anyone like you have and it feels a bit threatening as I already said I would not go there and you may not have noticed it at the time.[trying to let him know she was not blaming him for ignoring her request] Please be respectful like I am with you, I wish you the best and appreciated your kind visit to our local market, it's great you do support those ventures. A million thanks. Take care and see you around, Perony. ".
Gent, a bit later: "Christ I was just trying to be friendly, that's all!! all the best Terry"
Lady, trying to give him the benefit of the doubt but not thinking less about his behaviour and words :
" You have certain ways to be friendly, careful other persons don't think you are hitting on them as it's what it felt like! "
Gent: "I am me... That's it take care"
The lady felt happy that her words, this time, had been heard, and went back to her business, happy that there weren't many of such gentlemen in her life, or at least, very very very very very few of them. (which is nice!)
People, someone says no, respect that. Leave them alone. There is a reason why they don't trust you at that instant or if they mildly trust you, they don't want to go there. Plenty of fish in the sea, go and catch your own. "NO" is a valid answer, accept it as such. Now, bugger off.
And the lady buggered off too.