Gorgeous Dave earned his nickname on the very first shift he did as a Samaritan .
It was Sams stalwart Norma who coined the phrase, for after he walked past her booth and flashed a pearly white smile at her she looked at me with a look of astonishment and mouthed the words " Fuck he's gorgeous !" So dithered by his sudden appearance ( presumably one that was accompanied by a fanfare of celestial trumpets) she promptly knocked her crutches from the back of her chair but never let her caller know that she had just been wrong footed by a surge of oestrogen .....
Now that's a professional Samaritan for you!
Last night I went for a drink with Gorgeous Dave. We had become friendly during his brief time with us and both of us thought it time we reconnected . Gorgeous Dave had recently split up from a long term girlfriend.....and you know my history only too well, so meeting up over a pint to lick wounds seemed only sensible , especially given the fact we were both used dealing with sad stories!
Now GD is dealing with being a singleton in a slightly different way to me . Where as I have spent too long a time crying at TV re runs of Pet Rescue in my track suit bottoms ( the ones with a hole in the crutch) whilst eating anything savoury from out of the fridge GD had made the most of his looks and has started to think about dating again.
Gorgeous people can do that. mouldy old pongos like me cannot.....it's the way of the world
I explained to GD that 56 in gay years means that you are more past your gay sell by date than if you were a three month old prawn sandwich left in your glove box.
He was lucky, he was straight, looked almost 30 and had teeth like Donny Osmond , he'd be snapped up as quickly as a Black Friday 62 inch tv.
We laughed about it but playing the daddy role I did suggest that he spends some time on his own.
It's easy to hide your hurt behind dating......especially if you look like a Welsh Dev Patel.
When you look like a gone to seed Russel Crowe in hole filled sweatpants its easier to have the time to reflect that dating is not quite the answer to grief
This was intended to be a frivilious post and not one fishing for complements.....
The photo is not of the real Dave but is a pretty close version
I will leave you with the views i can see now....winnie bumming chips at the beach cafe