How My Non-Date Entertained Me Tonight
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree and Rising.
Iâ€™m not upset. I swear, Iâ€™m not upset. I am…amused.
Earlier in the week, the guy Iâ€™d thought I was going to be out with tonight was trying to decide if a weekend date fit his schedule and when and what weâ€™d do and he just couldnâ€™t seem to make up his mind, which was getting annoying to me. I can be flexible but respect my time enough not to abuse my schedule. If you donâ€™t work weekends, arenâ€™t going out of town in the weekend, donâ€™t have other plans for the weekend, then sheesh, by the middle of the week, you usually know if you can commit to a weekend.
He kept asking what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go. I have no problem planning a date together or by myself. Just make up your mind, thatâ€™s all. So heâ€™d asked me to plan it. Something not too elaborate.
So I went with something weather-induced. The daysâ€”and nightsâ€”here are just gorgeous right now. Beautiful spring weather, clear skies, stars, moon, the works. I also went with something low-key since he seemed to be a little nervous. And Iâ€™m not so much a Seagarâ€™s date anymore, though Iâ€™m not opposed to it. Casual seemed to be right for this weekend.
Casual…as in jeans and flip-flops…a walk on the beach at sunset, over to a movie at 7:30, dinner afterward at a particular outdoor cafe where the wine is pretty good.
So tonight, the movie was just starting, the theatre was a bit dim, and I looked up just in time to see him and his dateâ€”in jeans and flip-flops with sand on themâ€”sit down 3 seats away. Afterward, they headed over to the outdoor restaurant. No, he didnâ€™t see me. Or hear me laughing.
Apparently it was a pretty good date! I looked over once during the movie and she was holding his hand…between her legs. That wasnâ€™t on the agenda Iâ€™d given him but I guess they improvised.
So…Iâ€™m not upset. Iâ€™m amused. Maybe I should become a date-planner.