The Lingerie Man!!
Category: Life I was out and about in the city a few weeks ago. Now on that particular Saturday, I was alone, I was meeting a friend for lunch but she was running late and so I went shopping to waste a few minutes until Caroline made it into the city.
As is now my custom I was donned with my new headphones for my ipod, having left the original set in a cafe in Nashville or New York but that's another story lol.
I was walking along in the lingerie section of a well known department store, which will remain nameless lol. I was listening to Bono and Clanad singing the very beautiful 'In a lifetime'. When I picked up some stockings, which I was needing. Delighted and still having about an hour to spare I continued looking at the gorgeous rows of silk chemise and lingerie, as a writer, I am always very observant, sometimes a wee bit too observant..lol.
As I picked up the gorgeous red satin and lace chemise I happened to look into the eyes of a very well dressed gentleman, from his style of clothing and the way in which he carried himself, my guess was he was in the law profession, His face was strong and interesting and he was a very masculine looking gent. He smiled briefly and went about his perusal of the lingerie. Nothing unusual about that, given the time of year.
I was about to give up my own quest and go to the paypoint, surely Caroline would be on her way or even in the coffee shop. As I turned the corner to go to the cashier, I saw him again. Only this time, he had in his hand the silicone implants, very popular over here with small busted women who had not yet had the boob job!! The man carfully examined the package as if it were exibit 'A' from the crime scene. It was a skin toned silicone and as he put it up against his own chest I watched in amazement. Now my curosity was well and truly aroused. Obviously satisfied with the size, the gentleman moved on the the section where the bras and thongs were hanging and picking up a gold and black coloured thong and bra again fitting against him to see if the colour suited, satisfied he picked up a deep purple set and looking a wee bit confused, he asked a passing sales adviser if he could try them on, the poor girl, tried to explain that he couldn't try on underwear because of the 'no returns policy' of the store. The man didn't flinch, he just smiled and went to the cashier. He bought the three items. I was standing at the cashier opposite him and as I handed the cashier my card, the man smiled at me and went on his way. Of course to anyone that hadn't observed him earlier, one wouldn't have raised an eyebrow.
My cell phone rang and Caroline told me she was indeed on her way out of the door of her apartment and would see me in ten minutes, I hung up and was well, gasping for a latte when I saw the most heavenly pair of shoes with four inch heels, yes this year at the christmas party I would have height, not that I am small but I do have height issues, being the smallest person in my home,standing a mere 5 ' 7 tall, enough about that lol.
Oh I had to try on these heavenly shoes. and yes as I put my dainty foot into the shoe, oh how it caressed my foot and as I stood up, I was in total nirvana, well OK slight exaggeration, but they were great. I took off the shoe and put back on my own shoe and as I stood up, I saw him again. The man from the lingerie department. I picked up my shoes and walked casually over to the cashier and the man almost knocked half of the shoes off the shelves as he made his way to the paypoint. He had in his hands two pairs of shoes, a black patent court shoe and a red pair of high heeled sandals. This time he looked a wee bit embarrassed. Can't think why, surely buying a pair of knickers would have more traumatic for him but I guess not lol.
As I left the store, happy with my new shoes and the strains of my fave band playing on my ipod I went to the cafe where I was to meet my friend. She wasn't there so I ordered a latte and sat down. Opening my notebook I tried to write some more of 'Footsteps in the dark', but nothing came, instead I began to sketch roughly a drawing of the man I had seen in the store clad in the new lingerie and shoes and omg, as I was pencil sketching who should walk in only my friend Caroline and behind her with another gentleman was the 'lingerie man'.
I was smiling like a nut as Caroline approached my table and gave me a hug. Bewildered at my expression, she asked:
"Anna are you OK?'' I said I was fine and asked her if we could go somewhere else for lunch. I don't think I could have spent much time there in the cafe, not with my imagination in overdrive. LOL, there maybe a short story or I may use him as a character in one of my future books but had it happened in Dublin or indeed in London, I would not have noticed probably but as it happened in Cork, a small city in rural Ireland well, what can I say, he had great taste in underwear......
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