She can't really use the "you were interrupting our conversation" argument when Rick interrupted their conversation to begin with. It wasn't a particularly pleasant conversation they had been having, but the point still stands.
I have to agree with others -- considering that the guy was schmoozing his girlfriend right in front of him, Sam was a peach aside from the "Dildo" mention. (Christo, not so much -- but that's Christo for you.)
The problem is that Christo's reaction to Dildo and his general suspicion and mockery of Rick the Dick spilled over to Sam, at least in Lauren's eyes, even though Sam was being perfectly polite to Rick. It was just Christo's noise extending to include Sam, since he was standing next to him and also talking a bit.
Sam was not interrupting anything. He was just interested in getting to know Rick and was getting brushed off rather rudely with one-word answers. I actually think Sam was trying to counter-balance Christo by trying to be nice to the guy, and it back-fired. Lauren's overreacting here.
I'm a lesbian, but I want you to know nothing makes me swoon like a straight dude taking a stand against misogyny.
And I don't really think Sam was being such a sweetie. Just the look on his face was enough to show that he didn't want conversation so much as he wanted Rick to stop having a conversation with his girlfriend.
I didn't mind Rick so much before, but good God, he's so fricking annoying. And I think Lauren's too good natured to begin to comprehend Rick's doucheness. She thinks he's just being friendly, and she might just be being friendly back. But I do wonder if he becomes the wedge between her and Sam.
I'd say that Sam was polite enough but that he was testing Rick. The way I saw that scene was Rick joining the group, Sam noticing that Christo was annoyed, tested Rick to see how he responded, and when he didn't, let christo pull his shit. Last page he was smiling at Christo when he was laughing about dildo.
Although I do think that Christo and Sam were hostile with Rick, I do not see any way this could have been handled well. Rick was totally moving in on Lauren and shutting Sam and Christo out. If they'd been polite, he'd have made them look like wimps (not sure looking like douchebags is better but I'm sure the guys thinks so). Sam talking nicely about it to Lauren later would have been misinterpreted and led to a fight. So I don't see any other successful way to deal with it. Maybe get Rick off the scene with some underhanded stunt. But that can backfire, too.
*sigh* DAMMIT LAUREN. I sorely wanna be incredulous at her naivete, but I've seen this same level of obliviousness far too many times. One thing life has taught me so far is that most guys aren't trying to make friends when they randomly approach a woman. The sheer patience it takes to sit by it quietly in a scenario like this is immense. Hopefully at the end of this, Lauren will learn to ask "why?" more often and she and Sam will be better. Also, I hope Christo doesn't put himself on her shit list permanently.
Maybe this might be the the beginning of the incident that is referred to on the prologue page 7....The one where Peter didn't think he'd see them together again. Then again I might be reading the situation wrong.
Well, the guilty are the loudest protestors....and you have to chose to be offended. Usually when you get offended, it's because you heard the truth, and didn't like it. Wonder why Lauren is so pissed that Sam was acting like a polite boyfriend, and attempting to socialize with the d-bag OPENLY FLIRTING with his girlfriend. I would have just punched that moron...