Monday, 19 November 2012

Flirting

Today
I need to go to Mrs Jones' funeral. It will be a sad, gloomy day, a day that is mirrored by the weather which is dull, blustery and depressing this morning. 
In need of a bit of light relief, I will leave you with this video which perhaps illustrates just a tad, the following story.....which in retrospect made me smile.
Yesterday morning, there was a thick frost on the ground.
Luckily we have de icer in the car so after I left work I gave the old Berlingo a good squirt all over before leaving for home.
Parked next to me was a similarly iced up car and another middle aged nurse leaving for home was scraping the ice off her windscreen fairly ineffectually with the cover of a cd .
Feeling gallant , I offered her a "squirt! which she thanked me for with a big smile, and as I gave her car a once over, she started up a chatty and rather jolly conversation.
Tired as I was I didn't mistake the the odd bout of hair flicking , the open mouthed silly giggle and over-the-top "hero" comment for mere friendliness  and with sudden, ice-cold horror I realised I was actually being flirted with.....and BY A WOMAN!
What did I do?
what happened? 
I hear you all cry
Well like any over-the-hill, gay man worth his salt
I legged it home faster than Mo Farrah in his new lycra shorts!

28 comments:

  1. Give her a squirt, indeed...

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  2. You ain't seen nothing yet, John.

    U

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  3. A good 'squirt' works wonders.

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  4. I think you brought that on yourself, offering to give her a squirt LOL

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  5. Better that than a frosty reception...

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  6. How very disconcerting!

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  7. Now listen, you got flirted with (grammar?), you lucky B. As an 'invisible' woman, I barely get seen when I am trampled over the in supermarket, (tho I am only 4' 10" I do wear a bright red coat!).

    So, make the most of it, and, if I might also say, you do have a nice face. *twinkle*...sorry, too much, no, yes?

    Susan
    (no I won't x, you might get the wrong idea larf)

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  8. John, we both know it takes two to tango, so were YOU flirting back with a bout of hair flicking , and open mouthed silly giggle? :-)!!!!

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  9. If only I'd known your chat up line back in the day. None of that "Haven't I seen you somewhere before?" business...no, the line I would have used would have been "Can I give you a squirt love?" It seemed to work well for you but shhh! Don't tell Professor Chris!

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  10. I agree with Kim, I bet there was a little bit of flirting coming from your side too.............will say that was nice of you to help her out though.

    Hope everything goes well at the funeral today. At least Mrs. Jones is in no pain now and back to being a young girl with no worries up there.

    Gill in Canada

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  11. Something "new" to add to your Resume? "Flirter" ... :)

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  12. Ice? In November? Aaaaack!

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  13. I was flirted at by a lesbian in a store...when I realised, I went bright red and made a run for it.
    Jane x
    (PS You are welcome!)

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  14. So, someone found you attractive. Puff out your chest and brag about it lol.

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  15. I bit of a squirt and lycra -- what do you expect, John... Really -- for 'flick's sake, you babe!

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  16. The funeral will be sad, but i'm sure there'll be moments that will make you smile, too.

    I laughed as i read about your flirting incident. A few times i've had people flirt with me and was completely unaware until near the end of the encouter. I just don't expect it, i don't do anything i know of to attract it, so when it occurs, i'm befuddled.

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  17. It seems the lady in question was not used to men being kind to her. You must have made her day!

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  18. That's what you get John for being so damned nice! Oh the price one must pay!!

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  19. It's true what they say, John...all the good ones are gay. Or taken. Or, in this case, BOTH! That poor dear, at least you helped her keep in practice.

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  20. Oh you are awful John - but I like you! (and so did she!!!)

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  21. It was the squirting...

    Never squirt with a woman unless you intend to squirt with a woman (my proverb for the day).

    Kelly in Cali

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  22. Could have been worse. She might have needed a jump start.

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  23. And what is wrong with a bit of flirting and squirting? gay/straight/not interested either way...it's all good fun and just enjoy it!

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  24. You should be flattered. As a woman who seems to have become invisible the moment I got to 50 I'd be happy to be on the receiving end of a bit of flirting. Provided the perpetrator had some teeth and didn't smell too bad !!

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  25. Being chatted up by a woman - eeek! Still perhaps as Jean says you should also have been a bit flattered....

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