I had a dream last night. I was at the rental car agency waiting explain why my rental had to be towed (which is something that actually did happen to me).

While waiting, there was a redheaded woman also waiting who looked something like this:

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So we started to talk and had some really good conversation. She was also there for an issue with her rental. And we started to talk about other things and she was very smiley and flirty with me.

Then, my turn came up. I did some explaining to the agent, then had to wait while they got me another car.

Then I spoke some more with this woman... everything was still smiley and flirty.

When my car arrived, I said to her “Hey... it was really nice talking to you. Can I have your number so we can carry on this conversation at a later time?”

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And all of a sudden, it was like a switch turned off the smiley and flirty behaviour and she said “I have a boyfriend!!” in a way like I should have magically known that on my own.  She acted like she was really pissed off at me and walked away.

So... why would this fictional woman of my dreams get upset at me over something I couldn’t possibly know in advance?