I recently moved back in to live with my sister and her family, and I am the de facto chef because my sister is a terrible cook. So, I was grocery shopping at Wal-Mart during the middle of day on a Tuesday in January. The only other reasonably close grocery store option is Kroger, which is pretty expensive, and I only shop there for certain things.
It seemed like a slightly weird question to me, so I look at him more closely. He's nicely dressed, appears to be in his late 30's, above average looking, and seemed fairly harmless. So, I replied, "Yes. All the time." He replies, "That's good. So how do you cook it? Do you have any recipes?"
I'm thinking..."Really?! You just cook eggs and slap shredded cheese on it. How is there even a recipe for that?!" It wasn't so much the questions he asked, but how he asked them that seemed a bit strange. However, politeness usually prevails with me, so I reply..."I just cook eggs however I want them that day and put a little sprinkle of cheese on it."
I go back to selecting cheese. Only I'm not really paying attention to him anymore and don't realize he continues talking about how his friend says it was really good, and he wanted to try it...Blah, blah, blah. When I finally realize that he has still been talking at me about eggs with cheese for the last several minutes, I exchange looks with the woman who has been standing there during this entire exchange and the other guy who had walked up during this fiasco. The look on my face clearly says, "Is this really happening to me?!" The looks they gave back said, "Yes, this is really happening, it's a little weird, and 100% awkward."
I decide to pretend that none of this is happened, and split to a different section of the store. If he had tried to make conversation about something else besides eggs with cheese after the initial opening, I probably would have been willing to converse. As it was, he came off as a guy lacking basic conversational skills and an inability to understand social cues. No go!