Fantastic Cafe is a local franchise where you can walk up to the counter order, get your number sit and they’ll bring it to you, or you take out. I never thought about it having pick up, that is until last week.
On my way in to work I stop in for my no cheese veggie omelet with cottage cheese. I have not been to this particular Cafe because I’ve only been driving this route for about six months.
As I’m walking back to my car carrying my breakfast and coffee, I notice a male employee across the parking lot sweeping up trash. He starts sweeping in my direction. Nice looking kid, twenty something. I’m fumbling for my keys and can hear him talking and realize he’s talking to me, asking me a question; I realize he’s asking me “out”. I start laughing and immediately see in his face I’ve hurt his feelings or maybe it’s his pride.
I snap out of it and like any other “fiddy-something” woman would say, I blurt out ” I’m old enough to be your mother”. That should have been a boner kill, but not this kid. He tells me he likes older women and asks “Would you go out with someone like me?”
I’m not sure what all he has said, but I look him straight in the eyes. Good looking, really pretty good looking, great eyes, wait…..still twenty something, I’m now internally screaming at myself , SNAP OUT OF IT…..my response and emphatic “NO! practically falling over myself to get in my car; smooth.
So next time you run in for take out, you might be in store for a pick up.