I took Aunt Daisy’s advice about getting Max to the beach for a few days and he got plenty of chances to show off his tattoo. Aunt Daisy is full of good advice – and I should have taken more of it about leaving alone the eye candy that is Scorpion. But I do have a sweet tooth.
A few days after we got back from the beach, the house phone rang. Max got it and I heard him say, “Oh, hello …… it was a grand evening ….. but then I knew it would be ……thanks again …… you want to what? …… oh, sure, sure, I’ll put her on.”
Max had a puzzled expression on his face as he handed me the phone. “Scorpion wants to talk to you.”
My heart flip-flopped but I tried to act casual. “Hi Scorpion! What a nice surprise! How are you?”
“What can I do for you?” I asked. Some naughty things popped into my head. Sylvia you’re shameless!
My pulse was racing and I’m sure my face turned bright pink.
“Sylvia,” Scorpion said. “I was just thinking about you and decided to call.”
“What can I do for you?” I asked. Some naughty things popped into my mind. Sylvia you’re shameless!
He went on, “I’d like to discuss something with you. Can we have coffee together tomorrow afternoon, just you and me?”
He had said, “you and me.” Max was not included. Geez, Sylvia – it’s just a cup of coffee!
“Yes, of course, I’d love to.”
We set the time at 4:00 at a charming, intimate hotel cafe.
I hung up and turned to Max. “We’re having coffee together tomorrow afternoon.” I tried sounding as innocent as possible.
“Oh?” said Max, as he was leafing through “Garnishing Today” magazine and dog-earing pages. “That’s nice.”
Max was always distracted when he was thinking about garnishing. He didn’t quiz me anymore about it.
But now I was panicking. What would I wear? How can I loose 20 pounds by tomorrow afternoon? My hair needed cutting. I called the salon immediately and made an appointment for the next morning.
While I was in the salon waiting for the hairdresser, I found an article in a magazine, “9 Ways to Tell If a Man Is Interested in You.” For heaven’s sake, Sylvia! Get a grip! I read it anyway:
1) He wants to be close to you.
He asked me for coffee.
2) He wants eye contact.
Scorpion is not shy.
3) He puts his hands on his hips while talking to you.
4) He gives you a flirtatious touch.
5) He raises his eyebrows.
6) He has a warm hearted, sincere smile.
Yes, yes, YES!
7) His head tilts and he enjoys listening to you.
8) He mirrors your body movements – the ultimate flattery.
Don’t know yet.
9) If he avoids eye contact, it means he adores you.
Really, Sylvia! Put the magazine down and get real.
When it was done, my hair looked fresh and bouncy and I was thinking about my outfit for this afternoon. I still had time for a manicure and pedicure complete with polish.
Is there such a shade as “Fingers in the Candy Dish?”
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