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The Dating Chronicles

THE PHONE CALL

May 15, 2019

As Kent mounted the steps to his apartment, he dragged under the weight of the many packages he was carrying. He had taken the day off and had bought every electonic “toy” that appealed to him.  He was still heady from the night before as he fumbled to open his apartment door.

The excitement from the encounter with a new woman he met named Gloria was still prominent in his mind. He had been thinking about her all day, but had decided to wait a week to call her. He wanted to build up the excitement and her anticipation level. He wanted to talk to her now, but he knew from experience that to call too soon could take away the mystique.  Experience had taught him that women preferred a little mystery to the appearance of over-anxiousness. To call too soon, could make a statement that he was unoccupied, not busy enough or overanxious. He would wait.

But as he stooped to bring in the last package from the hall, he felt an overpowering urge to call her. After all, meeting her had inspired his day and talking to her would be the perfect cap. He hadn’t taken a day off in months and he had enjoyed every moment of it.

“To heck with the games,” he thought to himself, as he slammed his car door . Suddenly, he felt that if she was who he imagined her to be; a woman of warmth and intelligence, she would not preconceive, she would bask in the moment. He knew she wouldn’t call him. Women always had to play the Waiting Game.

The phone rang in his pocket as he reached for it…and to his delight, it was her.

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