With the feedback I’d gotten from my friends, I was trying my hardest to not assume ‘s Kyle’s lack of confirmation 24 hours in advance meant anything. We had confirmed a date and a time, just not a place. I was fairly certain he was interested in meeting and he didn’t strike me as the type to just bail.
I was mildly irritated because it was helpful to be able to plan in the morning what the hell I was doing after work. But I realized the way to deal with it was to just go about my arrangements, knowing it wasn’t a big deal, and based on what I knew we weren’t likely to meet downtown where I worked anyway. So either way, I was going home after my personal training session.
I got to work and tried to focus. Walking between meetings my phone pinged. It was Kyle: “Morning Ann. I should be back at the airport at 7pm. Does it make sense to for me to come pick you up and we can go for dinner?”
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel relief after seeing that text.
I told him I had a personal training session after work so would make my way home after that, and gave him my address. He told me roughly when he would be there.
My outlook was a little brighter and I started to get excited about our date.
I went for my personal training session (I’ve been going twice a week for a month now), went home to have a snack, pack for my (solo!!) weekend trip, and get ready.
He kept me updated after his plane landed – “en route, about 20 minutes away”. And then “2 minutes away.”
I looked pretty fierce if I do say so myself. Having no clue whether we would be going to a nice restaurant or a sports bar, I chose potentially overdressed. A dark blue silk sleeveless dress, well above the knee, plain except for a beaded gold collar. Gold patent high heels I could walk in for a while, should it be necessary.
Earlier in the week I finally succumbed and bought Spanx. I didn’t want to wear nylons and the silk dress showed everything bumpy underneath. I mention this only because the high waisted shorts malfunctioned 5 minutes into dinner. Never a dull moment.
He picked me up exactly when he said he would. He said I looked nice. He gave me a kiss on the corner of my mouth. And we sped off to a still-unknown location.