BG: LDH has been gone for 4 years now. I've been on dates (the longest guy lasted close to 4 months, nothing serious and no angry partings.) I have my male friends (close friends of the family, nobody that I would think of in that way.) end BG.
I went to my helpful hardware store today. First time in maybe a year? And Helpful Hardware Man (HHM) was johnny-on-the-spot, right there to help me -- just like he always has been when I've been there before. I was in an aisle with the bug-be-gone stuff (I have ant hills in my yard) and there were two other people discussing ant problems . . . though theirs were inside the home, mine is outside (and I don't want them coming in!)
When HHM came into the aisle, he looked at me and smiled, big. "How've you been?" I smiled back and said "Real good. You?" he said "I haven't seen you in a while, what can I do for you?"
I responded "I think we all have the same question -- they were here before me."
He then put his hand on my shoulder and squeezed just a touch "Let me get passed you for a minute." (The aisle was really tight.)
He then pulled products off the shelves, answered question -- your basic friendly sales pitch. The other two customers left happy.
HHM turned to me and said "for the outside hills -- use this." Then he said "Wow. It's good to see you again. I thought you moved away."
I blushed, smiled and said "I'm still here . . . just haven't had a need to stop in. Thanks for your help." Then walked away.
So, was the guy trying to flirt with me? I'm almost thinking that I should find more reasons to stop in. Maybe flirt a bit with him? Did I totally screw it up?
I'm not hip on "old age" flirting (I'm 50) -- He is attractive.
What would you do?
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