Greetings, Stranger 

I’m sitting at a café when a stranger approaches me. He asks my name. “Marilyn,” I answer.

The stranger nods, “I’ve been looking for you.”


I gaze into his soft, brown eyes “Well,” I reply, with a hint of teasing, “I’ve been looking for you, too. Do you come here often?”

“Not nearly often enough, it would seem,” he says, juggling the bags he’s carrying. He pulls me to my feet and loops an arm through mine. “I think there’s a burger joint over there. I’m hungry. How about you?”

As I rise to my feet, he continues: “You were supposed to meet me by Kohl’s. Where were you?”

I organize my own packages. “I’ll never tell you. You’ll have to kill me first.”

Garry and I go hand in hand through the crowded mall. He says: “I hate shopping this close to Christmas. It’s a madhouse.”

“I know,” I respond, giving his hand a squeeze. “But it’s worth it  … because I get to meet such a handsome stranger.”

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

23 thoughts on “DO YOU COME HERE OFTEN?”

  1. LOL I love that angle. I sometimes do it to Mr. Swiss when he is waiting for me outside the supermarket. I am quite innocent, I just start a conversation by saying “Excuse me, can you tell me the time” and all sorts of things develop and we leave together. To be continued.

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    1. Ah, yes, the games we play. Garry and I play lots of these little silly game.

      My other favorite, usually after an episode or movie about Superman — I whip off my glasses and stare at Garry: “Who AM I?”

      “Why … it’s … SUPERWOMAN!”

      I need that sometimes.

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  2. That was funny and sweet! I am so daft, I just read Cee’s story and thought it was real ..I don’t follow the daily post ……..


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