Elevator Girl

Michelle usually leaves work on Fridays late and I’ve been able to schedule my departure to match hers before (but not in a creepy stalker way).

So I took a chance and it worked out. The door opened and there she was.

I could tell immediately that she was hoping not to see me. But I got in anyway and tried to diffuse the situation right away.

“Hey. I’m sorry about Halloween. I was drunk, but that’s no excuse.”

She thought about it for a minute, letting me stew, then said, “I’m glad you said something.”

“Look, I like you. I’m not going to deny that. And I think you like me, too. But it’s bad timing. You’ve got a boyfriend and I’m dating someone, too. I guess the alcohol just kind of wore down my impulse control.”

“Yeah, it can do that.” She laughed.

We rode for another few second before I added, “I hope things work out with Adam,” (lie!), “But if they don’t, and I’m single, too, maybe one day we can see where things go.”

I looked at her with as much sincerity as I could muster. “Until then… friends?”

The elevator reached the lobby and the door opened. She actually got out before answering, then turned back–intentionally or unintentionally dramatic, not sure which– and said, “Friends.”

We both smiled and she took off.

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6 thoughts on “Elevator Girl”

  1. Wow. Just… wow. If that really happened like that (that is the more likely, there is no point in lying to complete strangers), it really went smooth like silk.
    That dramatic turn of hers went like straight out of a novel, really. You made it again, sir.

  2. wow, if that really happened that way GOOD FOR YOU, fletcher! really, i mean it.
    also, your blog is amazing. I’ve stumbled upon it through a tweet from Damon Lindelof a couple of hours ago and can’t stop reading.

  3. Thank god I am reading this after all this happed. The suspense would have killed me. Funny how I am reliving your experience.

  4. Oh my god u did it! U did it! Haha hopefully what comes next wouldn’t be like what happens to me a week ago. It was also a I like her and I thought she liked me thing, but after first time telling a girl I like in person, even though we both agree on being friend we still try to avoid each other. But since I’m only in highschool and u guys are adults, things might be better? Gona read more now haha

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