“It wouldn’t have happened had I not picked up on his silent plea: please stop.”
I shop in the same supermarket at least a few times each week. For the last two years, I’ve passed by a gentleman who I know is single because of the things I see in his cart. A woman can tell by what a man buys if he’s alone or not. Of this I am sure.
I am by nature a shy person, but for so long I’ve wanted to approach him. I can tell he’s a good man. My instincts are rarely wrong, and I’ve heard him talk to the checkout people. I knew he was intelligent, well bred and had a nice sense of humor.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to try something I’ve used in the past, and that is to try to connect with him with my mind. I admit I augmented it by trying to catch his eye and by smiling at him – things I’ve done in the past, but to no avail.
But this time when I spotted him in the frozen foods section I decided to walk towards him with the thought in mind that I love him. Yes, I said love him.
Well, I must have had a wonderful look on my face because his face beamed and he smiled broadly at me. He said hello as I walked by. I nodded and kept walking (remember, I’m shy), but then I heard a voice in my head say please stop.
I turned and said, “what?” He kind of looked odd and I said did you just say please stop? He replied that he hadn’t said it aloud but had thought it – those exact words!
We both laughed and at last the barrier between us was shattered.
We’ve gone out for coffee and dinner a few times since that day, and I have a hunch it will lead somewhere. But it wouldn’t have happened had I not picked up on his silent plea: please stop.
Oklahoma City, OK