We have established I have an affinity for meeting interesting people and having … conversations.
Trust me, I do not seek it out.
Today’s conversation was actually handed to me, like a baton in a race. I wasn’t in some obscure place, no I was being part of regular society.
I am not sure how the conversation started before I was pushed into it, I just know I was being asked my opinion on colours.
“Do you think beige or green. I mean green is much friendlier.”
“Yes, I’d have to agree.”
“See I am not sure. I have this beige fabric with green vines. Its like green like leaf green.”
“Uh-huh, do you think all the shades of green would match.”
She turned sharply towards me, “God made green, it all matches.”.
Point taken – what a dumb question!! I should have known better.
“Well in that case, I concur you should definitely go with green”
We weren’t done however.
“It’s for my balcony,” and off she went describing her balcony. Her hand cut faux-grass. The cooking section. The eating section and the apres eating section.
“Oh it is, its romantic. All my friends tell me that.”.
She pulls out her flip phone and searches through her camera’s photos. She finds the balcony and shows it to me.
“See, isn’t it gorgeous.”
“Oh yes, it looks fabulous,” all the while I can’t see a thing on the thumb print of a screen with the sun blaring down on us. Why oh why was I prolonging this conversation!
“Well you know what is really romantic.”. She pauses. “My living room. Its HOT. Its SEXY.” She is obviously out doing herself.
I want to jump in and help her with more descriptive words like Steamy, Erotic, Erogenous, Suggestive.
Instead I lean in close and flippantly insinuate to her that her romantic, HOT, SEXY room was surely seeing some action and not going to waste.
She chuckles and …
After a moment to catch my breath, I successfully remove my foot from my mouth and bid her adieu.