Customers were trickling down to depths of the store and slowly making their way over to me at the desk. There wasn’t many foul tempered ones, which suited me just fine.
A tall, tanned, attractive, and exotic looking man soon made his way over to me.
Nemo: “Hello there. Could I check to see if you have a book and if not, could I order it?”
Me: “Sure! What are you looking for?”
Nemo: “The Biology of Belief.”
Me: “Ah, I’ll have to order that for you. I had a woman in earlier looking for it as well.”
Nemo: “I’ll order it in so.”
Me: “Grand job!”
I go about taking down the details of the book on the order form
Me: “OK, buddy, if you pop down your name and address here please.”
As he is filling out his name I take a look at it.
Me: “Jaysus, that’s a mouth full!”
Nemo: “Oh, I know! My parents had a sense of humour. I just go by the name Nemo. That’s the joy about being an adult: you can choose your own name to go by.”
Me: “Yeah, I like to go by the name Bald Man.”
Nemo: “Or Sexy Man.”
He is looking at me with a cheeking grin. I see where this is going.
Me: “Ha, ha! Not really that now.”
I take the payment for his order and he continues to smile at me.
Me: “Right, so we’ll give you a shout as soon as your book arrives.”
Nemo: “Thank you. Goodbye Sexy Man.”
Me: “You take care.”
He was a lovely fellow and I must say: It’s nice to know that if I ever decide to cross over to his side of the footpath I’ll be able to meet someone fairly quickly.
I tend to get more offers and flirtatious interactions with the men-folk than I do with the lady-folk. It doesn’t really bother me. It’s reassuring to know that I’m a beacon of allure in someone’s eyes. I remember one time I agreed to go to the cinema with a man I met in a gay bar thinking he just wanted a friend and not a date. Oh, how wrong I was. I informed him through text that I didn’t drink from the same fountain as him but would still like to go to the cinema. He didn’t respond for a while and then stopped talking to me. That made me a bit sad since he was all kinds of nice. # BaldManProblems