A week ago I crossed paths with Her Wonderfulness, Petra, and invited her to the Manito Runners Club for our Saturday morning run. I was seriously disappointed when she did not show up.
However, as our group headed out, I saw her walking down the stairwell of her apartment building. I said to my buddy, Joe, “Hey, the most beautiful woman on the South Hill just walked out her door.”
“Where?” Joe asked, looking around.
“Turn here,” I said. “Let’s cut through this apartment parking lot.”
I caught a glimpse of Petra still near the top of the stairwell. I asked Joe to stop behind a carport. I had to time it so we’d run past right when she reached the bottom.
“Where is this woman?” Joe asked. “We need to get going.”
“Just a sec,” I said. Petra’s legs came into view at the top of the last staircase. “Okay, come on.”
I timed it perfectly. “Petra! Hey! What a coincidence.”
She was meeting a friend, which is why she hadn’t joined us. I introduced Joe, and as we chatted, I was so impressed. The way she talked, the words she used, her voice – never had a woman’s verbal skills been so appealing to me. While listening to a question that Joe asked, Petra glanced at me and smiled shyly. She’d caught me. The way I was staring at her, captivated and uber-attentive, she knew I was absolutely taken by her.
We said good-by, and Petra mentioned she’d try to make it next week.
“So, am I right? Most beautiful woman on the South Hill?” I asked Joe as we ran at a good pace to catch up.
“She is a knock-out. My crystal ball shows her and I on a date.”
“Wait a minute. You and Sheryl Ann? Haven’t you two been going out a few months now?”
“Sheryl Ann? Yeah…but Petra…wow. She is something else.”
What a mistake introducing Petra. I should’ve known. She is so absolutely, unbelievably wonderful that any guy would be instantly attracted to her.