Friday, January 11, 2008

A Bit of Sunshine on a Winter Day...

I was in The Container Store last Sunday afternoon, to pick up more of the nifty little (actually, they’re not so little) bags that they sell for storing Christmas decorations. I just discovered them this year, and I especially like these bags because like the Shakers, I am fond of hanging things up to store them, e.g., on a wall or ceiling, and these bags, having handles, enable me to do just that, in my attic and garage.

Anyway, there I was, specifically perusing the Christmas Tree bags, when suddenly a very attractive guy maybe in his late 40's hurried up to the same display. I glanced up at him and said, “What do you think? Do they work?”

His face broke into a grin, and he said, “Well, I bought one last year...”

“Ah, and how was it?” I asked.

He grimaced. “Not really big enough,” he said, and continued, “the tag says for an artificial tree up to 10'”

“Well, yes,” I interrupted him, “and I have a 10' tree, but I was thinking of getting two bags...because the tree is in 3 sections...”

He grinned again, chuckled, and said, “Well, you see, that’s the difference between you and me. You’re civilized! I tried to cram a 10' tree into one of these things...not the best idea...and then the handles...it’s too heavy...they tend to tear off...”

God, he was a handsome man! And with a great smile...he reminded me a bit of Obama...

“Two it is then,” I said, as I picked up two of the Christmas Tree bags and made my way to the checkout...

Most of the time these days, I enjoy being on my own. Most of the time, like Garbo, I vant to be alone...

But then there are moments like that...and I admit, I found myself thinking about his smile all the way home...

7 comments:

Tammy said...

Was he flirting? If so, you could have made a coffee date. Obama is hot! lol

Hugs

Chris said...

Sounds like flirtation to me. But what do I know, I'm just a guy;)

Jan said...

Fun! Maybe you should go back to the container store!

Fran said...

What are you waiting for? Everybody needs more containers....GO BACK!

emmapeelDallas said...

LOL! Tammy & Chris...yes, he was flirting, and I was flirting back...and I have to admit, it felt good...Jan & Fran...yeah, I've thought about going back...but c'mon, what are the chances?

Lisa :-] said...

Just goes to show you're still breathin' ;)

Fran said...

You. Have. To. Go. Back! You have absolutely NO chance if you don't go back! Hurry! I can't wait to hear what happens!!!!

Fran