It's amazing how an entire story can unfold in three seconds, as you walk to dinner.
I'm writing to ask you something very important. Are you freaking blind?!?
Didn't you notice, when that gorgeous girl approached from the other direction, how her eyes lit up at the sight of you? Didn't you see how her face burst into a smile, like a beam of sunshine on a cloudy day? Didn't you hear the excitement in her voice when she called to you? Didn't you see how she stepped slightly aside, inviting you to come speak to her? Didn't you notice the slight flush to her cheeks? Couldn't you perceive just how much she wanted to talk to you?
I'm old enough to be her father, but I did, with just one passing glance! It made me smile, as I saw young romance unfolding before me. I thought "What a lucky guy he is!"
But then, barely looking her way, you just said "Oh, hey!" and walked right past.
I was stunned.
I do know for certain that you didn't see the smile fall from her face, or note how her whole body slumped as if deflated. As I passed her, just steps behind you, her eyes were already downcast, looking at the sidewalk. She looked so sad! Jesus. I wanted to stop and give her a consoling hug, but I didn't know her at all.
Dude, I sincerely hope you are in a committed relationship, or gay, because if you couldn't see what my old eyes saw so plainly, you need to tear up your Man Card. Right now.
Old guy walking behind you
Tags: man card romance
Current Mood: shocked
Current Music: B.B. King, "Let Me Love You"