Valentine’s Day Contest – Tea For Two
Posted February 12, 2012on:
TEA FOR TWO
Claire met Frank at a dull retirement party. He had an interesting face and she wondered about his story. Men of a certain age always had a reason why they were single.
Frank blurted, “I feel like I have been to far too many of these events lately.” He quickly added, “People are retiring much too young these days. What will they do with their time?”
Claire thought for a minute, “Most people want to travel or write a book I suppose.”
An uncomfortable silence followed.
Frank thought she looked elegant and well read, but perhaps somewhat aloof. Why was she single? Maybe she hated men.
“There’s a nice cafe around the corner; would you like to join me for a cup of tea?”
That had to be the worst pick up line – ever, thought Frank.
“That’s the best offer I’ve had in a long time.” Claire was quite pretty when she smiled.
Over cups of steaming tea, they talked late into the night, replenishing their mugs as they steeped themselves in each other’s history.
The next morning, Frank woke Claire with a smile and a welcoming pot of that seductive libation.
“Happy Valentine’s Day!”
I would love to read other enrties. The wording is limited to 200 words.
Do you have any valentines day memories you would like to share?