Thursday, December 04, 2008
surprise visits in nice packages
well, who knows what might happen, he might be revived.
i've been missing my writing twitch lately, what more i haven't got any freetime, been busy, although lazy at work.
The twilight movie is in first week, and yeah i already saw i. I liked the part when they were playing baseball. Nice, huh?
The twiligth movie is also the topic of a few text messages between me and a former officemate (FO).
This FO of mine wants to be a broker, so he's selling real estate. It's somehow associated with the company that I'm currently working for, which is a real estate developer. I usually text him quotes and all, but it was only up to that. Not even the usual, no malice "musta na?" No, none of that.
So i was a bit surprised when he texted me, about a month ago, asking if he can call me. i gave him my home number, after all I was already home. We catch up on things. Before ending the call, he hinted that he'd like to take me out. Maybe that Saturday. It was, i think maybe Tuesday or Wednesday. So we hung up there.
After, I realized that the saturday that he was implying was all saint's day, a holiday and I'd probably be at the province.
I was expecting another invite from him, but no none came. I thought that, that was that.
Then, he texted me, inquiring about my company's projects. Well, my division doesn't handle all of the company's projects. Only a specific area. I referred him to the one in charge of our broker's network.
He came into our office, and he left. I didn't even know that he came in and that he was done.
Concerned on how things where going with him, I texted him ,"ok na?" It took him several hours to reply. Then all of a sudden, he wants to know if I read the twilight book. That was tuesday, the day before Twilight was to be shown. My sister's friend has a copy which was lying around the house, so yeah, I had some opportunity to browse through the sappy love love story. I quickly followed with saying that I wanted to watch the movie.
And he replied, that yeah he too wants to do just that. We got into talking about what other stuff we where reading, mostly that.
A few days after, he texted yet again, asking me if i was available for coffee, since there was a starbucks near my building. I was a bit surprised by his sudden invitation. It was only 2pm, so I replied that my break was for another hour or so and I had alot to do. Still, he insisted in seeing me. He asked where my office floor was again, because, according to him, he had something to give me. To me, he was saying, but in the back of my head there was a warning for me not to expect, so it was telling me, it would probably be for the broker's network.
What if it was really for me? I didn't know what to do, so I told my happy-go-lucky boss that I had a friend coming. I was dressed like shit. I had on purple slacks with loose cream colored polo. I was a bit panicky. A few minutes later, our phone rang and it was the reception telling us I had a visitor. it was FO.
As I opened the door to the reception, I saw FO. After a long time. There he was sitting on one of the couches, perusing his cellphone. He had with him a brown paper bag that said power books. Was it a Twilight book? I opened it, and it was a novel by Danielle Steel, Remembrance. I politely thanked him and we got to talking on how things are with him, how my former bosses where.
He stayed for a few minutes more, but then he excused himself for he had another meeting to attend to. So, I escorted him to the elevator.
My boss got a subtle look at him, and when we were at our cubicle, asked some questions about him, and that by the next week, which is today, I should have had dinner with the guy already (nope, none yet!) He also told me that I should give the guy a call, right that instant and thank him, ask him why there was no dedication, if he already read it, if yes what part did he like.
At first, I couldn't do it. Until my boss convinced me so. The guy made the initiative and took the effort to come to my office, so I too should do just that. Take it form a man's POV, ha? He even said that I should Google flirting, that would add some spice to my life?