I have to give it to him. This random shopper at the grocery store had some serious boldness. He saw me looking towards his direction and smiled at me. He kept turning away to shop and kept looking back to smile. I was not trying to look at him, however, he was not hard to miss. At this point, I didn’t know how to act. I was caught between this man, a fridge filled with eggs, my son begging me to crack some, and my MOM. Oh yea, did I mention? I was shopping with my New York Native mother, whose filter is totally different than mine. Bless her heart! ❤
I had to get milk. The milk was on the other side of this guy, who I did not want to pass. I was so nervous. Here goes my Mom; “Raven! Don’t you need milk?” At this point anything would embarrass me. As if this man never drank milk. So I answer, in the most polite way; “Yes Ma’am.” So my Mother grabbed this giant gallon of milk that would go to waste. I said; Mom, that’s too much we won’t drink it all,Thank you though, but I can go get a smaller jug. My Mom replies…for all to hear; ” No! No! No! Stay right there! You move too slowly!” Here is my precious child again; “Mommy! Can I PLEEEAAASE crack an egg?!” All of this sudden mini chaos happened with this handsome man, literally in the middle of it.
There is something about your parents, whom you love dearly, opening their mouths to talk to you as parent to child, in front of someone who is flirting with you or shows any sort of interest. Because a parents interaction with you sometimes, is like them interacting with your inner 9 year old, even if you’re in your 30’s. (LOL) 😀 I don’t think they realize that they do it all of the time. None of this phased the stranger at all. As he prepared to get right next to me….I made the most typical move ever……I took my cart and walked off so quickly. I’m pretty sure I didn’t run anyone over. I’m not flirting in front of my Mom! 😀 That brief encounter put a smile on my face though. 😀 I can’t stop hoping for that to happen again. It is such an unexpected treat, to be in the butter isle and your whole experience is just elevated. Mama (Grandma) always taught us young women to always “fix ourselves up” before we leave the house, even if we are going to buy a gallon of milk….you never know who you’re going to meet. She was not necessarily talking about a man, but I guess it all fits the category. 😀