A couple of weeks ago I bumped into a gentleman I see around my office downtown. He is in his early forties, and looks like someone from one of those movies, with the hair, and the ostentatious suits, an ‘Older Charmer.’ After years of taking the same elevator we became ‘Hello’ Buddies, you know the kind you politely say ‘Hello’ to without every introducing yourself or even having a conversation with.
So when I ran into him outside our normal elevator setting, my hello went unanswered, and replaced with a look of, ‘I know you from somewhere’……granted I was wrapped up in a swathing of wool…..
Today I ran into him again and he stopped me to say, “It was you that night, I’m sorry, I wasn’t sure.” And so we made the introductions, exchanged pleasantries and like good Bay Street residents, business cards. The conversation fell to that night, and I explained that I lived in the area, and was on my way home, and he explained that he was living with his nephew which was a long story and they were going for dinner. He didn’t seem particularly thrilled about this new state of affairs, so I’m guessing there is the word, divorce in the story.
I get back to my desk and there is an email from “Older Charmer” asking me out to coffee.
Now I think he would be a very interesting person to get to know, from a life point of view, but from a romantic point of view, its sort of funny…..he’s old!!!
Anyhoo, I may just take him up on the offer, after all…he probably has tons of wisdom to pass along…(Hey Now, I heard that……!)….Also I think its funny that he as the name of a Ron Howard Novel….hmmm wonder what the nephew’s like??