Just-in-time* dating seems to be the trend in my life (this guy a few days ago). 2 different guys, via OkC, have asked me this afternoon if I want to meet for drinks tonight. One didn't even ask, he just assumed I was free when I'd agreed to go on a date. "I'll leave it to your preference about where and when we meet in the Mission," he said, picking his neighborhood, of course.
Sigh. Two more of the standard "I'd love to see you tonight, but I already have plans" messages to send.
*Just-in-time is an inventory model that streamlines production to reduce the amount of inventory that's still in-process, thereby lowering carrying costs. The store Zara is a prime example of a retailer that makes inventory control a primary business and merchandising strategy, allowing them to replenish stock within 2 weeks. It means that a new fashion idea can go from inception to product in a short amount of time. It also means that if you don't buy something you like in a Zara now, you may not see it again in a few days. Operations was one of my favorite classes in business school.