Flirtation At The Provision Store

I am known for being light hearted and flirtatious. Usually I don’t mean anything by it and I mostly do the flirting with my lady friend and sometimes even with my married lady friends because it’s all in jest and I’m not serious about it and they know that. I’m very careful usually as to who I flirt with, and I mean really flirt with. A casual conversation with someone you interact with in public is ok in my book and I can honestly say that a couple of times it had put the woman in a good mood. No harm there right? And I’m usually very respectful of them so as to avoid any confusion or insults.

Sometimes I can’t help myself. Like when I was at the local store to buy some stuff in the evening and there was a big rush so I was waiting in line. This woman, not bad looking at all, was standing next to me and trying to purchase some stuff. I looked at her a couple of times, admired her figure, sighed to myself and then looked away. The next time I just happened to glance in her direction (she’s standing right beside me so it’s not hard) she smiled and said hi! I said hi back and we exchanged a few words about the delay in buying stuff. I started mildly flirting with her and she took the invitation and flirted right back to me. Harmless but her’s was a bit more obvious than my little remarks. I was thinking, hmmm could I push this a little further, ask her name and get her number?

And then I stopped! Why? cause a little boy came up to her and it was her son. I hadn’t noticed a sindhoor or a wedding ring but I hadn’t really looked hard. So married with a young kid, I was respectful and quiet now. But she still continued and with her son clinging to her dress, asking her to buy his favourite cookie. I had drawn the line but she was quite ok in continuing the conversation in the direction we had gone by earlier. Perhaps she doesn’t get to be this free at home and I provided a safe, convenient and timely outlet to let out some steam. I’m not handsome or anything but yeah I can be charming and I have a nice smile. But when you are married and have a kid, no matter how sexy you looked at that time to me, and flirting with a stranger you’ve only seen once or twice – I draw the line there.

Was I right?

Places To Chill Out & Relax

I’m sure you have your own places to relax in and I have mine. Last Friday I spent almost all of the day outside and found time for a late brunch as I was feeling peckish and thirsty. At around 11 am I stepped into Fort Cafe, which is on the first floor of a rather small shopping mall on Convent Junction. They are open from 10am-10pm but it seems that they have more of a noon/lunch time rush leading onto the rest of the day, cause I was the only customer there when I stepped in at 11am and their first customer. The staff there weren’t all in the usual uniforms so I guess I’m correct when I say that I guess their business usually takes off at around noon.

I took my usual seat whenever I go there, which is once a month or so, and I took out a book to read as I relaxed there. I ordered one of my favourite sandwiches, a Mozzarella & chicken sandwich and a cold coffee chocolate. 15 minutes later I was deeply engrossed in the book and sipping my coffee and 10 minutes after that the sandwich arrived. It was almost noon when the next customer came in and 2 minutes later a couple of families took up a large table at one end. By the time I left the place was almost full.

     

Later in the day after the rest of my errands were done, I decided that I didn’t want a big lunch but what I wanted was beer. Iced cold beer and thought of hitting the Couchyn Bar next to the Grand hotel. So I got out of the hot sun and went in and sat at the very table that I have sat all 6 times that I been in there before. Being an elitist bar that wishes to keep out the riff raff and also serves foreign liquor that costs you ridiculous amounts for a couple of pegs, I always stick to the beer. However if you want Carlsberg or Tuborg, it is still pricier than most Indian made beer.  I ordered a Carlsberg and barbecued sausages. This is a great place to sit quietly and relax even if the food & drinks are much more expensive.  After the 650ml beer was done I wanted just another mug of beer so I asked them for a 330 ml bottle but they didn’t Carlsberg in that sizes so I opted for a Kingfisher Gold. The taste differences between these two beers is ever so much more obvious when you drink them one after the other.

     

Overall a very relaxing time in between errands and I enjoyed myself. A little walk later I was back at home and ready for a nap.