Slow Adventures in Slothville

November 15, 2006

Hello, Timing!!

Filed under: Boys — shhville @ 7:15 pm

Holy shit, you guys! You will not believe what just happened to me!

I came out of a store, paused to fiddle with my iPod, and this wine buyer who had been in the store while I was in there came right out after me and, my hand to God, said, “If I may? You are stunning. Absolutely stunning.”

I swear, I actually gaped at him and said, “You know what? I was just broken up with last week. Do you know how much that means to me, that you said that?”

He got all rueful grin-like, pointed to his ring finger, and said, “I’m a married man, I’ve got no designs on you, but I just had to let you know: you take the breath away.”

I thanked him and he walked off! Can you even imagine that?? You all know that I don’t believe in fate or destiny or any of that, but I sure as hell believe in good timing.



  1. Yes, we can imagine that, easily.

    Yay for married men!

    No wait…

    Comment by Tot — November 15, 2006 @ 7:25 pm

  2. Yeah, whoa.

    And who says “designs” anyway? I’m starting to wonder if I imagined the whole thing.

    Comment by shhville — November 15, 2006 @ 7:30 pm

  3. Not imagined – I’ve done that once or twice in the last few years. Wedding rings are very liberating for telling pretty-but-don’t-really-realize-it women that they’re pretty.

    Comment by Big Pinz — November 15, 2006 @ 7:45 pm

  4. Well day-um, I’ve missed a bit in the two days since I last checked.

    1.) WS is a shit. Like the kind mentioned in yesterday’s post.

    2.) If I believed in God or angels, they would feature prominently in my comment to today’s post. However, I don’t really, so I’ll agree with you – amazing timing.

    Welcome back, sweetness!

    Comment by Julie — November 15, 2006 @ 7:51 pm

  5. Wow! Catching up here Slothy. I’m so sorry to hear all this – no way to be “set free”. Holy Shit!

    Nice boost from the wine gallery! 🙂

    Comment by Seamus — November 15, 2006 @ 7:53 pm

  6. And when you’re single, they don’t believe your sincerity.

    btw, your recent posts are proof that you should move to LA. It’s always sunny, and our public transportation system sucks. So, people still get dumped, but it’s unlikely to happen at a bus stop in the rain.

    Comment by Michael — November 15, 2006 @ 7:53 pm

  7. wow. maybe he WAS an angel. can angels be married?

    but that is awesomely good timing. see what a good outfit can do?

    what kind of shoes were you wearing?

    Comment by ESC — November 15, 2006 @ 8:19 pm

  8. I’m wearing my tall black high heel boots that hit just below the knee and have a curvy zipper on both sides.

    (I’ll say it again, my outfit is pretty lethal today.)

    Comment by shhville — November 15, 2006 @ 8:24 pm

  9. Sounds like great boots, but….. You’re no slouch in your pajamas, cutie. (Maybe this means little coming from me: a) married b) female c) ragingly hetero.

    Comment by cybele — November 15, 2006 @ 8:31 pm

  10. There are few things in life more satisfying than that first bit of affection after a break-up. It just hits the right buttons.

    Comment by The Retropolitan — November 15, 2006 @ 8:57 pm

  11. And we’ve seen pictures of you, so we know he was telling the truth.

    Comment by Aimee — November 15, 2006 @ 10:34 pm

  12. Yeah for you, hot stuff!

    Comment by varla — November 15, 2006 @ 11:08 pm

  13. I hear a kind of lower-grade variant of that all the time. Like “excuse me, but you’re blocking my light.”

    But seriously, that’s a morale-booster!

    Comment by wunelle — November 16, 2006 @ 12:07 am

  14. As a married guy It’s always been easier for me to talk to women as I have no designs on them. And I think they sense that.

    All that being said, he didn’t lie to you. You are indeed stunning.

    Comment by Vince — November 16, 2006 @ 5:45 pm

  15. Happy birthday to you was created for you.

    (Can’t ever keep from falling apart
    At the seams)

    (Couldn’t write because I really couldn’t. (But it doesn’t mean– anyway. ))

    Comment by Pretentious Ford — December 20, 2011 @ 3:44 am

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