November 12, 2008

Love letter on the tram

Like so many other people I use public transportation every day. First bus and than tram on my way to work. There are lot of people I see every day, but you never really think about them. They are just there as part of your daily route. I can't say I'm very talkative in the morning either so I'm just happy to listen to my iPod and mind my own business.

Yesterday one stop before work when people were getting off suddenly a man handled me an envelope. Not having noticed him or heard what he was saying I felt rather startled. "This is is for you", he said. "What? Why?" was my rather surprised response. "It's OK, just read what it says" he said, squeezed my shoulder and left. I was so sure it was going to be some ridiculous advert trick, but when I opened it I realised it was sort of a love letter from him asking me out.

It was very sweet card saying that he had seen me so many mornings and he thought I looked like a very nice and sweet woman so now he would like to get to know me. Totally stunned I walked into the office and straight into my new boss. His comments was: "OMG, he just did what every man just dream about doing, but never dare to".

I think most of all I got shocked and then very surprised. Things like this only happen in films and not in real life, and most definitely not to me. I'm still not sure what to do. He left both his mobile and work phone number and email address in the card, so one part of me is thinking about just writing a nice email saying thanks, but no thanks. The other part of me thinks what the heck, having coffee in public place can't be that bad.

He's probably 10 years older than me and wears big and very thick glasses. I remember the glasses was the first thing I noticed the first time I saw him on the tram. Being blind as bat myself I tend to notice people who wear thick glasses. It's another member of the club...

Hm, I guess I just have to ponder about it for another day. It still feels rather schocking and unreal, but of course a bit flattering too.


Jodi said...

Go for it! Have coffee with the guy... He might not be the love of your life, but you won't know if you don't try, right? I can't wait to hear all about it. :)

Anonymous said...

Cathy, you crazy girl! Call him!!! Love, Your Texas Sis

Steph said...

Call him!!! A quick drink won't hurt and my theory is that if you get a good story out of it (which you already have) its worth it. Who knows, he might be your soul mate.

In the meantime, I am thinking about Hollywood stars to play the two of you in the feature film.... How about Reese Witherspoon for you?


Laura said...

Call him- that was really brave of him and you must be something very special!:)