Why how strange… June 15, 2010Posted by Lauren Cooke in Life, Chatter & Politics.
Tags: beauty, looks, style
What an odd experience on the way to work today!
I had set off from my current residence, where I am living with the lovely Helen until I find myself somewhere official. Not knowing how long it would take me to find my way amongst the buildings and estates I had given myself rather too much time to get there, meaning I ended up far too early for my lift. As I wandered down to the street corner where I was planning to lurk for 20 minutes (I know, I know, it sounds bad. Don’t worry though, I haven’t set up a sideline in prostitution!), I was stopped by a man who had climbed out of his car and who was running after me.
Assuming he wanted directions, I wandered over to him, where ensued the following conversation:
Him: Sorry! I am about to do something really odd… first off, do you want a strawberry?
Me: (a little perplexed…) Um.. no, but thank you
Him: The second thing is that I just wanted to see if anyone had told you today that you are looking absolutely gorgeous?
Me: Um… (casts mind back over 10 minute walk in case I have forgotten something) nope, they haven’t
Him: Well,I just thought I should let you know how beautiful you are, in case noone else does
After a slightly awkward exchange of thank yous I made my escape, and made my way down to the street where I was meant to be meeting my boss for my lift to work. All the while I was trying desperately to work out if I was a) flattered or b) totally and utterly creeped out! After all, a man in his 40s professing his opinions on the way you look isn’t exactly a common occurrence!
Still, I suppose it is a confidence boost, and I don’t often feel too good about the way I look!