I should have known Summer Associate would spell TROUBLE.
Let's see it's been two days since Game 3; when the debauchery began. I've never embarked on an office romance before, so if anyone has any advice, make your mark on the comments, and because I'm gonna need it.
Let me preface this by telling you all there is another one sided office flirtation. The mail room clerk likes me. I know because of the way he acts when he delivers my mail and he asked me to lunch once, I turned him down saying I had tentative plans--which I did, too bad they were to go to Target rather than eat. But he is too young for me and I don't know how to tell him that, so the easier way?
Flirt with Summer Associate allover this firm. Or kiss him allover the firm…
Yesterday after ignoring Summer Associate's "Lunch" email for a good part of the morning, I finally opened it and found out that poor thing was locked out of the parking garage after I dropped him off. Turns out the garage closes at 10PM weeknights. Who knew that? Feeling guilty, I laughed my way down to his office. I took a stack of papers with me to look official. What happens behind closed doors stays on the blog post: Yeah, we stole a couple smackaroos. I am fun times what can I say?!?
He had to pay for a cab to get home; naturally, I felt he deserved some kisses.
Later, that afternoon, we had a happy hour in office, neither of us went*, we went to the Starbucks downstairs and chilled. I felt it necessary to talk to the boy after all the lip locking…then more some on the elevator ride back up to his office.
After this, I am determined to quit and yeah it's only been a day, but I'm thinking, where is this going? Where could this lead? S-E-X in the office is all I could think of, and I don't want to be that Cosmo Confession Girl, do I?
This morning he surprised me by waiting for me outside the famed close early parking garage, I was shocked, no floored…what did I do for this stalker treatment?
But it was nice.
He asked me out again and again I had to say no, due to plans. He sure must think I'm fooling one over him?!? Poor thing, but the kisses, they are that good, I just want to keep taking stacks of papers to his office. I don't know the rules; can you corrupt a summer intern?
Cut to us in the mail room with mail boy sitting there, watching: We are playing the complete fools that we are and are flirting shamelessly with each other. It was so sad. I would hate me.
But when it rains, it pours.
I went to a car wash to uhm, get my car washed during lunch. I parked my car under a tree and since I walk to work most of the time, my car stayed under the tree for 2 days; so there was 2 days worth of bird poop caked and baked on my car. It was disgusting.
I tried one of those have the guys wash, vacuum, and shine your car, while you wait, car washes. I usually just pay the additional $8 when I fill up on gas and get Mobil's cheapo car wash; but the poop. Ew.
Little did I know, the car wash---Uptown Car Wash for all you Dallasites is full of busy, young professionals during lunch! It was a free-for-all. So while sitting there, I put Teresa Strasser's tactics to use and invaded a guy's personal space--it wasn't that hard, especially since it was packed like sardines in there.
Conversation was struck up with Gary (I'm already liking that name; I've never met a Gary before and it sounds so 'grown-up'). We exchanged business cards. Within two hours, an email popped up from Gary.
And that marks the quickest turnaround I've ever had. Too bad it’s Thursday and I don’t accept dates for the weekend past Wednesday (call me crazy); but seriously, I'm all booked up for the weekend.
*One person firmly noted my absence at said event. But are all the happy hours mandatory? It's not like there won't be another one next week!