My mom challenged me to try to write about something that happened to me a couple of days ago. I don’t know if I can do it justice in writing. Try to use your imagination to picture this story, because it was truly a most amazing experience for me.
I had gone to the gym to work out, so I was dressed in workout clothes and was all sweaty. I went across the street to Wal-Mart afterward to pick up a few things. I had just gotten there and was rolling my cart up the main aisle when this man approached me.
Now, let me describe this man. He was maybe 70, an older Spanish gentleman, fairly nice looking – sort of an older Desi Arnez type. But he sounded more like Ricardo Montalban.
So this man came up to me and said (now, imagine this in Ricardo Montalban’s voice): “I saw you from far away and you were so beautiful! And now I am close up to you, and you are spectacular!”
Well, I stood there blinking, with my mouth hanging open. I think I said, “Thank you.” Then he said (remember, Ricardo Montalban voice): “Are you married?” I replied that I was, and he said, “Ach! Well, you have a wonderful week!” I said thank you again, and he said, “You are welcome!” And then, just like that, he was gone.
I continued shopping in a bit of a daze, blinking, with my mouth hanging open. I didn’t see him again the whole time I was there. He didn’t try to follow me or keep talking or anything. It could very easily have turned creepy, but it didn’t. It was as if this Spanish angel dropped down out of heaven and then flew away after delivering his message!
Now, maybe 20 years ago, this wouldn’t have surprised me so much. But that was 20 years, a good 30 pounds, and 2 children ago. It was the most amazing experience, and I truly don’t know what to make of it. But nothing has happened to me in a very long time that has made me feel this good. So I’m just going to enjoy it.
Okay, disclaimer: This is not a bid for more compliments. I just wanted to share this wonderful, amazing experience. Did I mention it was amazing?