I am shopping in an upscale department store when I notice an
attractive, thin woman with short black hair (around 40 years old) who
is shopping close to me. I keep my eyes on her while I look at the
merchandise. The woman and I are so close at one point that I think
about touching her hand when we are both reaching for a bag of hard
candy with red and green strawberry wrappers, but I do not know whether
touching her would be appropriate. I feel a connection with the woman
and I say something to her. She is friendly, and I think about asking
her out for a date. I ask her where she lives. She immediately clams up,
turns around, and walks away. I do not know what I did wrong, but I feel
crushed that she has rejected me so outrightly. She and I both continue
shopping in the same section. At one point, she walks close to me again,
but she completely ignores me.
I go on about my business until I meet another attractive woman
(probably in her late 30s). The second woman and I start talking. She is
very friendly. Now that I have met this second woman, I suddenly feel
exuberant. We walk around together and at one point I am so close that I
have my arm around her. We begin walking down a long flight of narrow
stairs which are crowded with people walking up. The stairwell is dark,
but I see light at the bottom of the stairs.
10 May 2021
I like a woman's company, but have little desire to live with one.