It's been one of those days again, where I couldn't keep up with the texting. I got a message from my cousin Walsh asking me if I was okay.
Walsh-:"My mom said you fell. What happened?"
Me-:"For once nothing. Wasn't me it for once. It was my sister. She was walking their dog and slipped on a patch of ice. Broke her tailbone and tore up her knee."
Walsh-:"Damn eh? She needing surgery?"
Me-:"Not sure yet. The doctors told her to come back in a couple of days when some of the swelling has gone down, cause the x-rays weren't clear."
I barely managed to sit down with my coffee when I got a text from Pussycat.
Pussycat-:"The Salesman was asking about you!"
Me-:"Oh? When was this?"
Pussycat-:"This morning. I bumped into him at the fancy tea place in the mall."
Me-:"Yeah, I bumped into him last week too while I was there. What was he saying?"
Pussycat-:"Asked how often you go to the occult shop and when you might be there again. He's so still interested!"
Me-:"Have you ever actually seen him there? Cause I haven't. Like ever."
Pussycat-:"No haven't either."
When I had bumped into him last week, I commented on a necklace he was wearing, mentioning I'd seen something similar at the occult shop. The Salesman told me he hung out there all the time. But I've never seen him there. Nor has any of the staff mentioned seeing him. They are starting to play matchmaker, and last few times a new guy has come through the shop, they've messaged me. The Salesman has never been on their radar.
Pussycat-:"I told him you should be there on the weekend."
Me-:"What you do that for?"
Pussycat-:"Cause doll, he likes you"
Me-:"Then why not just ask me out the other day? Or ask for my number?"
Pussycat-:"No idea. But go find out."
I couldn't get the whole thing off my mind all day. I haven't thought about The Salesman in months, and suddenly he's popping up like weeds. I texted my cousin Walsh.
Me-:"Do you think I should bother with The Salesman again?"
Walsh-:"Just a gut reaction."
Me-:"Can you explain that?"
Me-:"Big help thanks."
I have to admit, I need to know, when I walk into a room, the guy I'm there to see is happy I'm there. To actually see that look where I know the guy is having that butterfly moment, because he's near giddiness that I'm there. The Salesman doesn't do that for me.