: speaking of walking :


If I’m lucky, my next trip will be down the aisle.

Although I’ve spent most of the spring and summer walking around the city I didn’t pick up any weird vibes. Nothing unusual or out of the ordinary, just months of treading familiar, well-traveled ground. The weather changed sometimes. My clothes changed from day-to-day. An odd, fishy smell occasionally. Otherwise, no, it’s been the same old dull routine.

But in the last few days I’ve noticed a strange shift; romance is in the air. Isn’t that odd? According to Tennyson, springtime is when a young man’s fancy turns to love. Not late in the summer. Well, keep in mind, this is Illinois, we aren’t terribly au courant. Your spring is our midwinter, so maybe we’re ahead of schedule. A little.

Twice this week I’ve been propositioned. Once by an old dude, once by a much younger dude. The old guy had a great pick-up line: ‘let me have one of your cigarettes.’ I was holding a kleenex. Undeterred, he asked why he’d never seen me around and was I interested in going for a drink? Uh, no. The young guy was pushing a bike with flat tires. He winked, made a lewd crack about getting inflated, and I crossed the street.

I’m old. I’m built like a 12-year old boy. I am not a catch. So what in the world is going on? Well, there are only two possible conclusions to draw: either I look like a total pushover or, more likely, I’m a magnet for crazy. Boys and girls, I hear wedding bells.

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24 responses to “: speaking of walking :”

  1. Okay then…how about moderately attractive? Or if you feel that is still too high a bar, pleasant on the eye? Whatever you do though, no compromising on the ice cream!

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    1. No, never. I’ll accept nothing less than pure, flavorful ice cream — no ice milk, no sherbet, no fat free concoctions. Ice cream only. As for the dudes, meh, whatever … :o)

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  2. Haha! You lucky girl you…what ‘fantastic’ propositions. Who knows what might be next! Other than ice cream of course.

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    1. You know, if I was really lucky, one of those dudes would’ve been driving an ice cream truck. Ah, well, it’s good to have a dream 🍦

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      1. A girl has to dream! Though may I suggest including an attractive ice cream seller in place of your two existing dreamboats in this dream..not that I am saying these two are not prime specimens of man of course.

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        1. Hahahaaaa! ‘Attractive’ is a pretty high bar. I’ll settle for ice cream seller or someone who knows an ice cream seller 🍨

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  3. Switch aisles. Just back away and exit stage right.
    Meet Sunny Lanning in the ice cream aisle.

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    1. Bwahaaahahaaaaaa! That’s the comment of the decade 😝

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  4. Hehe…I enjoyed reading this!! You have a great style of writing!

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    1. That’s so nice to hear, thank you! ;o)

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  5. Next time turn the corner, you never know who might be waiting there? Great post, again.

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    1. You’re too kind, thanks!

      That’s what I’m sfraid of, being the lead story on America’s Most Wanted. Wouldn’t that be a hoot? Keep an eye out, pkay?

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  6. Very nice post. I wrote also post about walking and creativity. Check it out :0
    https://darrudadesign.com/2017/08/10/why-you-should-go-for-a-walk-to-inspire-your-creativity/

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    1. Terrific! Great minds and all that 🙃

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  7. You may be “old” and built like a 12 year old boy, but, obviously, you still have “it.”
    Great post.

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    1. You know, people like you make having a website a blast. You charmer, you ☺️

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  8. Maybe those guys have heard your voice. You sound great in these electronic pages. And if you’re ever over this side of the pond I know one chap, old and about the height of a twelve year old, who would be glad to buy you a drink. But don’t book the church yet … I’m spoken for. ;-)

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    1. Aww, who could resist such an enchanting offer? You’ve got a date! 😉

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  9. I don’t know what to say about this, but just picturing these scenarios makes me smile :)

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    1. I had trouble coming up with responses, too. It was so unexpected. But the old guy was actually kind of charming — in his own unique way ☺️

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  10. Keep on walking. One of these days, your walk will be productive! :-)

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    1. Thanks, I sure will. Walking is not only liberating, it’s a learning experience 🚶🏻‍♀️

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  11. My next trip is down Aisle 4, where Safeway keeps the ice cream.

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    1. Oh, man, can I go with you? Pleeeeeze?

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