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the story of an invisible girl
The guy who sits next to me at work likes to come chat now and then. He's a unique fellow. A big black guy with a forceful personality, strange mannerisms, and an odd sense of humor. It takes awhile to "get" him, but he's grown on me. This evening, after a very long and stressful week, while I was still finishing a pretty stressful day, he came to my desk and said hello.

I turned around and faced him with a polite-but-busy look on my face. "Hi. Yes?"

"I just thought I'd come see how you were doing." (pause) "Because this book I'm reading, it says I'm supposed to ask my coworkers how they're doing." (pause, as I nod) "Even if they don't want me to."

At that I laughed heartily, and I found myself more interested in the conversation. We chatted for a bit. He likes to tease me a little about my clothing.

"I see you're wearing your paisley pants again today."

"Yeah, I like them!"

"You have to tell me where I can get some."

"Um, I got them at Marshall Fields, I think...."

"No, I need to know where I can get them for guys."

"I don't think they come in guy-sizes. You can just get a woman's extra-large, that might fit."

"Now don't go there!"

"Oh, you already started going there, as soon as you talked about buying paisley pants."

"I think I could wear paisley pants, with a polo shirt...."

"If you're a girl...."

"...wear the pants with a solid dark-colored polo shirt...."

"...sure, if you're a girl...."

"...a solid polo shirt and....I wonder what kind of shoes would work with that?"

"I'm wearing my little black shoes with the silver buckles."

And I showed him my feet. I think that was enough to derail this peculiar little thought train. He admired my outfit, then we both returned to our respective desks to work.
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hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: February 12th, 2004 11:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
he needs to go shopping with fachless
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: February 13th, 2004 04:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I had to check, I've still got 2 paisley ties, which is as far as I'd go for wearing paisley, although I have been to Paisley, Oregon where they don't wear a lot of paisley, but they do wear jeans and cowboy boots.
bighoward From: bighoward Date: February 13th, 2004 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd like some paisley pants too, about a size six I think. I know where to get them but I don't know how to get them ! Howard
anderale From: anderale Date: February 13th, 2004 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw! I want him to get the paisley pants because he so obviously wanted them. How cute! If he finds them and wears them, you must request that he allow you to photograph him. We all need to see it!
thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: February 14th, 2004 07:27 am (UTC) (Link)
I really like the bit about talking to co-workers, even if they don't want to be talked to. (smile)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 16th, 2004 06:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep, that definitely made me laugh!
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