A couple of days ago I found myself accidently flirting with a man in the drugstore. I hadn’t planned it. Seriously. If I had, I would’ve been dressed better and wearing some make-up. Lipstick at the very least.
But no, I’d just wandered in on my way home from a lunch meeting. An informal lunch meeting, to which I wore sweat pants. No make-up. Not quite clean hair in a pony tail.
I was standing in the aisle, trying to reach something on the top shelf (this happens to me all the time). I’m really petite. And once I gave up on trying to reach it I decided to just stand there patiently until someone came along to help me (it was a quiet weekend afternoon in a not very busy store).
So I waited for a few minutes until someone came along. A guy. Alone. As soon as he entered the aisle I said, “Hi there, could you do me a favor?” And he said, “Do you need me to reach something for you?”
I’m a short chick standing in the aisle of a drugstore, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist.
So I said yes and he happily helped me get the OTC medicine I needed. And we did a little flirty thing (him grabbing for the wrong thing, even though I clearly said which I needed, me correcting him, him grabbing for the wrong one again, me correcting him again). I said thank you and wandered off.
A few minutes later, as I wandered up another aisle, I heard him call from a few feet away, “do you need me to reach anything for you in this aisle?”
All very rom-com cute.
So I’m thinking, I gotta go out and do that more often. More purposefully. Because I was SO NOT in the mood to flirt then and there. I was feeling grudgy and had my mind on work. But what if I actually tried this as my new meeting guys strategy? With lipstick?
Tags: flirting, petite