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|Sun, 09-30-2012 - 12:10pm|
I hope this doesn't get too long and detailed. I'm not very good at editing sometimes!
I went to a shaker museum in KY yesterday afternoon. It was a self guided tour. The young man at the ticket office looked like an even more attractive version of Ryan Gosling, if you can imagine. When I purchased my ticket, I noticed a violin laying in a seat near his front desk. I was waiting around for the 5 minute DVD to finish, so I could watch it before I started my tour. I asked who played the violin. He said he did, and would play a shaker tune for me later.
Do you know when you meet someone, and it seems like there's some hint of a connection or attraction there? It almost feels, I don't know, kind of comical? To the point where, you kind of want to laugh out loud, but then you start to wonder if this person is simply charismatic and there really isn't a connection, that you're imagining it? I sat in the room to watch the DVD and I could hear him talking to a customer outside the door. I waited for a couple of minutes and then thought, well, I'll start the DVD myself, so I did . . . he came in at the end and apologized. As I was leaving, I told him that I was going to hold him to his offer to play the violin for me. He said "I'll do it now if you'd like". So he played, and it was amazing. Some other people trickled in . . . he played two, very short shaker songs. I thanked him and went on my tour (other buildings on the property).
I was there for about three hours. I had an hours drive back home so I stopped in to use the only restroom on the property which, was in the ticket office. He asked if I enjoyed it, and I said yes. He asked if I'd be back and I said that I would enjoy bringing my nieces (it was lovely). I'll attach a picture or two. So after I used the loo, I thanked him again for the tunes, told him to have a nice evening and walked outside to head to my car.
I'd left my cell phone in the car and had a few txts, so I sat there reading them. Just as I was opening the first text, he walked outside and sat on a railing just to the left of me (on a platform about 6 feet above but we could clearly see one another). When I'd glance up, I'd catch him looking in my direction, and he'd look away or vice versa. This guy was HOT. I couldn't help but sneak a peek when I thought I wouldn't be noticed. I guess I sat there for a couple of minutes. When I started my engine, he glanced down with the biggest grin and waved goodbye. Of course, I grinned and waved back.
I know I've rambled unnecessarily. I'll likely never see this boy again and I use the word boy because he was clearly in his early 20's. My camera battery had gone dead and when I got home, the first thing I did was switch it out so I could see the picture I'd taken of him while he was playing the violin. I feel so foolish, but something seemed to be there. Not that I would act on it. I'm sure there are throngs of girls at his disposal. Why on earth would he be interested in any sort of involvement with a 39 year old who lives an hour away? I just can't get him out of my head today. It's ridiculous!
Anyway, I just wondered what some of you here would have done. The same thing I did? Which, was to rationalize the situation. Tell yourself that he was probably bored or was just being friendly and doing his job? I wanted to say something about his being so outwardly handsome but I thought it would look sad or desperate, LOL. Would you have? I mean, don't get me wrong, I'd not have done that in hopes of anything happening. I just kind of wondered if it was obvious I was attracted to him so I thought perhaps I should have just tossed it out (even though I was trying hard to disguise it). Have you ever been in a similar situation? I'm sure you have! Please share!