So, here’s a questionable, controversial topic for ya’ll.
Let me start with a little story.
I moved into my house in April of this year. I met several of my neighbors, including a girl named “Kelly.” I knew Kelly was younger than me. She doesn’t look super young, though… around 19 or 20 if I were going to guess.
ANYWAY, she’s always very nice, and whenever I’m outside, she always walks over and talks to me. When I got the dogs, she really started making frequent trips. It was obvious from the start that she was flirting with me pretty forcefully. Of course, I didn’t mind.
I knew she was probably a tad too young for an old man like me, so I never really thought much of it. Occassionally I wondered if she ever told her family she was constantly over talking to neighbor Incredipete. Yet, there she was.
So, fast forward to last night. She knocks on the door, I invite her in. She came in and played with Abby for a while. Then, she asked the question I’ve been dreading…
Incredipete, would you like to buy some cookies to support my school.
So I obliged, because I’m a sucker for a door to door cookie salesgirl. She needed the check right then, so I went into my office to write it. “Who do I make the check out to?” I asked. “[Name Deleted] Junior High School” she replied.
“What grade are you in?” I asked. “Seventh” she replied matter of factly.
I’m expecting her father to knock on my door any minute.
That age old defense “But your honor, she looked legal” just never works out.
But now I understand why she was flirting with me. I am the “older man” and I’m more than likely the only single older man she knows.
I remember when I was in junior high, the girls ALL had crushes on guys that were in college or older. I was so jealous of those guys. Now I understand that those guys couldn’t have cared less about those girls.
My how a few years gives perspective.