The Cute Meet That Wasn’t

Last week I wore these bronze wedge shoes I hadn’t worn in months. I went downstairs to get the mail around 3PM and came back up on the elevator with a handsome man. Of course his face was buried in his phone. When I got off the elevator my shoe broke. What? I limped back to my office and took a photo of it, as you do.

I taped my poor shoe together with mailing tape until I got home, when I dumped them in the trash (and they weren’t even old!). But it occurred to me that if I were in a romance novel or a romcom, my shoe would have broken earlier so the cute man would have helped me. Maybe he would have taken me to his office where he had a special shoe stapling gun.

That’s not dramatic enough for a whole story though. Maybe he’d be a secret agent and ask me to hold a document for him. The next day, his office would be trashed and we’d have to go on the run. Naturally, I’d be wearing different shoes…

32 responses to “The Cute Meet That Wasn’t

  1. Now you’ll have to try again, but this time make sure your shoe malfunction happens on time. 😉

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  2. You’re hilarious–loved every word of this…though, of course I’m sorry your shoe broke 🙂

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  3. A case of missed opportunity, me thinks!

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  4. OMG! How often does this happen with shoes not used for a long time! I had a practice of keeping an extra pair in the car to save the day.

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  5. On a more practical level it might have been better if he were a cobbler and his shop was just round the corner. Or on the other hand had he been a Jimmy Choo retailer or just a very wealthy good looking man with a shoe fetish. So many plot lines, so little time to write them!

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  6. Enjoyed this! 🙂

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  7. RIP cute shoes. So sad.

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  8. This is a great story Paula! It amazes me that anybody “meets” these days since most people are buried in their phones! I miss the old days of eye contact! ❤ 😀

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  9. Well, treat it as a test run. Next time, you will be prepared.

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  10. Ha ha brilliant!

    Oh of course my condolances for the shoe, but loved this, and so let me get this straight, l think my glasses need changing, but did you say that the cute guy from the elevator in the fantasy play out would be letting you hold his important papers? Was it dic-u-ment? oh my bad, sorry l mean document! Ha ha

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  11. Reblogged this on A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip! and commented:
    In the world of secrecy – Paula takes a ride with the elevator man – you know, up and down. She is an adventurous sole without a shoe!

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  12. Love how you made light of an embarrassing situation.. I would have totally cried😂

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