Sunday afternoon

I was feeling a little ‘meh’ today.

I invited my vanilla ex out for an afternoon drink at the surf club where we can sit overlooking the beach.

Pinot grigio, idle conversation, humpback whales just off shore, a volleyball game with good natured kids going on just under the deck.

Whales! Seriously. Just off shore. I am so fucking lucky!!

All of this makes me happy.

I watch a boy playing volleyball below the deck where I am sitting. He is thin, he wears oversized sunglasses, long board shorts, a t-shirt, chin hair with no moustache. He is compelling. I can’t stop looking at him. He leaps easily over the fence to fetch the ball every time it goes out of bounds, he is uber sweet with younger kids, passing them the ball and encouraging them, he is playful with older folks getting in their faces all cocky-like, laughing.

Eventually the games end, the volleyball net is tied to the support right near me on the deck. He comes up to the deck to untie it. I watch him and after he has undone the rope, he passes right by me.

I reach out and grab his arm as he passes.

He looks at me quizzically.

I smile at him, “How old are you?”

He smiles back, “Nineteen.”

I nod and turn away. I feel him hesitate. A pause before he wanders off.

My vanilla ex laughs. “He thought he had it made for a second then!”

I laugh, “My next line would have been ‘I’m 47 years old’, that would’ve fixed it”

He grins and shakes his head.

I take another sip of my wine.

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  1. Hey, I recenty had a similar experience, but when I grabbed the girl’s arm and asked how old she was, she snarled, “Eww, I’m only nineteen, you old pervert,” and rushed off.

    There’s probably a lesson here someplace…

    1. *laugh* I’m apparently a lecherous old perve. I’m okay with it.

      Seriously though, even though you are joking, you make a point worth noting. I can get away with it because men in general are not threatened by this sort of behaviour (even if I was openly leering, which I wasn’t): they aren’t constantly dealing with it day to day, they aren’t having to be wary about their interactions, they aren’t tediously on the defensive against unwanted sexual attention.

      So in that, female-to-male it’s at worst ‘odd contact from a strange woman’ and at best ‘flattering bit of attention’.

      Ferns

    1. Yes, I am! It was an awesome afternoon after a ‘meh’ start to the day.

      And I will happily daydream that the cute boy felt all bouncy after some amazing older woman was all grabby hands with him. Heh.

      Ferns

  2. “[T]hat would have fixed it.”
    Or it could have encouraged him. There really is something about an older woman who takes good care of herself worth taking notice of.

    1. *laugh* Yes, well, one day I will run a poll on that: ‘dirty old lech’ or ‘hot older woman’. According to my last survey, 38.3% of my readers are between 18 and 35, so I should get some good results.

      Ferns

  3. Dear Ferns,

    Thank you for saying that you felt a little ‘meh’ today.

    Satan does not feel ‘meh’.

    I will soon come and chase away all ‘mehrishness’.

    I am putting on my opera cloak, and we will enjoy fine culture together.

    Mephistopheles

  4. Dear Ferns,

    You felt a little ‘meh’ today?

    Satan does not feel ‘meh’.

    I will soon come and chase away all ‘mehrishness’.

    I am putting on my opera cloak and we will enjoy fine culture together – if that link works.

    Mephistopheles

  5. Dear Ferns,
    Thank you for saying that you felt a little ‘meh’ today.

    Satan does not feel ‘meh’.

    I will soon come and chase away all ‘mehrishness’. I am putting on my opera cloak and we will enjoy fine culture together.
    Mephistopheles

    1. Satan,
      I never get tired of reading that. (( I had to do it!! ))

      Ferns,
      I truly wish my ‘meh’ days included such views and more wine.
      ~S

      1. You mean I got it to work!!?

        Yes I mean thank you sweets.

        Then it was well worth it if my comment, my operatic link thing, and my great efforts did make you smile.

        And opera is important!

        Satan has determination!

        Satan

        1. I’m easily amused. It’s a gift. Thank you Satan. Wow, how many times I have said that in my life… *counts the ways*

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