"May I interrupt your playing on your cellphone while being at the most prestigious and important race in the country?" He asked.
"If it was so prestigious and important in your opinion, then what the hell are you doing here talking to me?" She rudely answered.
He smiled. He was now even more interested. He slightly leaned his head to the left and bowed, he excused himself and retreated.
She was in shock, feeling an ultimate urge to go to him, grab his arm and turn him to face her so she can say more things, but she didn't know exactly whether she wanted to vent, to blame him for her being in the stupid race, or to tell him: "Interrupt! Please."
She did, she walked in a fast pace towards him and said:
"I apologize, I really do, that was very immature of me, thing is my friends dragged me here, and I'm sorry... it's not your fault, and I vented.. and"
He cut her saying "Stop apologizing, I only wanted to say one thing." And he fell silent.
*She looked at him.. waiting for him to continue.. he said nothing, and she got it, this is not a guy who is annoying and clingy and superficial, that was a smart deep guy right there, he was honest obviously, but he wasn't easy to manipulate like she's used to! And guys who can get manipulated, aren't a challenge for her. So for her, he was a challenge.*
"And that is?" she impatiently replied.
"Do you like sushi?" he asked.
She opened her eyes even more, knowing she already has big eyes, she looked pretty surprised. "Excuse me?"
"Sushi... Japanese food.. fish.. you like?" He continued.
She smiled: "Yes I do, where are you taking me?"
*Pause: See what she did? She automatically presumed he was asking her out. It's not wrong to presume things, it's a faux-pas to imagine that saying it out loud will put her in that situation where she's the smart lady who anticipates thing. She didn't think twice whether that poker move was in her benefit or not. She just threw herself, she likes adrenalin rushes, and she never learns.*
He laughed: "Hmmm, now what makes you think I am asking you out?"
This is when she flipped, she noticed her wrong move and didn't know how to get out of it. She had to think fast, she kept looking around wishing a car would drift and make a loud noise, grabbing everyone's attention. He lifted his hand and placed it gently on his forehead swiping that bit of sweat that summer day was causing, and suddenly, she saw it.
Her IQ doubled, it was more than 300 now, she thought in lightning, she said eloquently yet with so much spite: "Well, it was a joke honestly, you know, a "sitcom" material scene, you know? Asking a married man who just came out of no where and spoke to me whether he's taking me out for sushi or not?"
*Now, that was an intelligent answer, she knew he wanted to take her out, she saw the way he was looking at her, and she saw he was interested and the lame excuse he used. But, she's a strong and intelligent woman and she wasn't going to fall for a married man.*
He smiled and said with confidence: "There is this excellent sushi place I know in downtown, tomorrow night?"
Her response was completely a puzzled one, she looked up and down, left and right, looking at trees and rocks beside the road, maybe they'll give her an answer. "What just happened?" she thought to herself. She lost at this game, the ball was no longer in her field.
She looked at him, not knowing what her answer is going to be, but for some reason she couldn't control herself and she just wanted to get over with this situation and said: "Tomorrow night? hmmm I don't..."*
I should go to lunch now. Stay tuned. Check out Part 9 and before