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"I can't believe you actually brought me one of these. What's in it again?"
(I made his smoothie as wimpy and yummy as possible. Just a few handfuls of spinach, bananas, and fresh squeezed o.j.)
"Oh just some bananas and oranges..."
"Bananas and oranges, huh. Then what, may I ask, is making it neon green?"
"That would be spinach."
"Spinach? In my juice."
"In your smoothie. Yep. Spinach is super good for you, DOCTOR."
"So is broccoli, but I don't want it in my juice." (Resist temptation to tell him about some of the green juice "cancer killer" drinks I've had with broccoli juice in them.)
"Just try it. I made it just for you." (Batting my lashes and making puppy dog eyes)
"Ok, look. I really just wanted to talk to you. I saw you, I wanted to talk to you, I asked you about the weird drink. Please don't make me drink the weird drink, Heather."
"You wanted to talk to me?" (Ack! He wanted to talk to me!)
"Yes, why do you think I park my bike way over here when there are bike racks right by my office?"
"I...I never really thought about it. Well I'm flattered, and...glad." (I stammered. My shoes have become terribly interesting and I can't stop smiling. Am seductress!) "But you're not getting out of trying that smoothie."
"Arrrggh woman. You're trying to kill me."
"Don't be silly, I barely know you. I wait at least a week to try to kill anyone, it's a strict policy of mine. Stop being such a baby. Try it." (More lashes and puppy dog eyes. How can he resist? He makes a face like I'm killing him and takes the tiniest drink possible.) "Hey. That. That is not bad." (He starts to drink bigger gulps) "Not bad at all. I can barely taste the spinach!"
"I know, that's the idea!"
"Where'd you get a crazy idea like that to combine fruit and spinach?!"
"This lady named Victoria Boutenko came up with them to help her family overcome health problems. You should check her out." (I write down some of Victoria's books for him to check out. We chat about live food for a while. Finally it's time for me to go to back to work.)
"So, I need to get back. Enjoy the smoothie."
"Already? Oh but hey, what about your jar? I need to give it back to you."
"Oh, you can just give it to me tomorrow or some time."
"Or, I could give it back to you...maybe over coffee? Do you drink coffee?"
"I drink tea..."
"Ok, tea then. After work? No wait, I'm on call. But tomorrow? After work?" (Ack! Is he asking me out? I think he is asking me out. Why is he asking me out?! What am I going to say?)
(No, Heather, no. You have so much going on. You have no time for this and a million things to do and the last thing you need is a relationship and this isn't real it isn't happening you'll just get hurt and--)
"Sure. I'd like that."
(To be continued...)