I went back to CVS (with my daughter) and I picked up some laundry detergent, which I had legitimately forgotten. I had already prepared my number on the back of the receipt he had given me earlier and my full name, just in case he wanted to Facebook me.
My heart was pounding as I tried to avoid eye contact and grabbed the bag of laundry tabs. I was so grateful that he took me at his register, but at this point all of my nerves were on edge and I was a mess. He rang me up and when he gave me my change, I took the slip and I was barely able to make eye contact as I handed him the slip of paper. With a goofy smile I said,
“This is for you. It’s just my number…if you wanna call.” He smiled and said thanks, with this super sexy glint in his eye. I can’t really describe it, but it’s like he was “turning on the charm,” or something.
Alexis was holding gum so I was like, “Come on baby, put it back. Mommy’s dying a little inside right now.” As I left with her hand in mine, I was smiling, nervously and still happily at the same time. I think he watched me leave, but I’ll never know.
I felt so good and so nervous after! I was excited and anxious.
He finally texted me, about 5 hours later and it turns out his name is Diego. Such a hot guy name, right? He said he thought what I did was “cute,” and he’s taking me to brunch on Sunday. I’m so excited, but truth be told, I’ve already kind of forgotten what he looks like. I know he made an impression on me, but the two times we met, the moment lasted less than 5 minutes… I think he looks a little bit like Nick from the Handmaid’s Tale.
Anyway, lesson learned today:
You’ll never know if you can have what you want, if you don’t ask.