Seating himself on the vacant bar stool, he stole looks at the lady sitting next to him. She instinctively knew, he was the type looking out for a one night stand, and let him be.
It was common knowledge lonely folks met in bars to strike a relationship. But that was not the reason for her being in the bar. She had come to unwind and be on her own, and mull over the rejection of the manuscript she had written. The stranger called out to her "Hello! Can I buy you a drink?".
Without so much as looking at him, she jumped off the stool and headed to the exit. In desperation, he threw the drink at her, making a spectacle of himself in a bar full of people.