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Monday, April 10, 2006

Have I ever had that effect on someone?

Having read ChittyChittyBangBang's funny and beautifully written post "I should come with a warning label" in which he describes the dizzying effects of seeing a stunning woman walk by him, I was left wondering if I'd ever had a similiar effect on anyone, I sincerely doubt it.

Having a figure that is more likely to be seen in weight-loss ad (as the 'before' pictures) rather than in a Panthene advert does, I fear, lead to the logical conclusion, that no man has had such a wobbly attack as I walked by them, oblivious to the effect I was having on him - ha, ha! I know it's fickle and image conscious and all those things that I despise but it would be fantastic if it happened just once, if I too, could have my Shallow Hal moment!

However, Chitty's post did make me think back to a foreign holiday about five or six years ago. I was sitting in a bar in a Mediterranean resort with three friends when I saw a man down the room noticing me. He was with a friend and they had just walked into the bar, looked around and walked out again. However, that was not before his eyes met mine across the room and lingered for longer than usual. I don't go in for all that stuff about eyes meeting across a crowded room etc. but it was kinda like that and I had a sense that he would be back. About two minutes later he returned to the bar alone and walked straight up to me in the middle of the crowded bar.

Whilst I didn't knock the poor guy of his feet like poor Chitty, he had been drawn to me from one glance across a really crowded bar so I guess I've sort of had one Shallow Hal moment.

5 comments:

TheCatGirlSpeaks said...

One of the most flattering things that happened to me was when my big love at University described to me in detail the exact outfit I'd worn on our very first day of term our first term. By this point we'd been together over a year, so it was really lovely to know that he'd been instantly attracted to me and that the memory was enduring! (or perhaps it showcased his dubious stalker tendencies...)

But that was when I was young. Now I'm just happy if a man even looks in my direction....

Curly K said...

I know, it takes very little to please us these days! Not quite at the "if it's male, single, breathes and has a pulse" stage just yet but sometimes I swear I feel it creeping up on me!

doris said...

Nothing shallow about those eyes across a crowded room. Sounds lovely ... and what happened next or are you not saying ;-)

What is shallow is if you get wolf-whistled just on the basis of your figure or provocative clothes. Now that is shallow.

Omaniblog said...

Lovely stuff. If it happened once, that proves it can happen again...

How did you find that story about the man on the escalator?

Curly K said...

Ah Doris, I met him for the rest of my holiday. We were in contact by phone for a good while, we were supposed to meet in a neutral European destination but then he had an accident and was unable to meet for a long time. We kept in touch by phone when we could for a while but to be honest I was never brave enough to invite him here and it sort of fizzled out! I kinda stick to the belief that what is meant for you never goes by you and it just never happened.... but you know something I wouldn't be surprised if I bump into him again someday cos life is that strange! :-}

Omani, Chitty who posted the escalator story posts comments quite a lot on Kev's Do this Do that blog; his link is in my fav list.