who's that girl?

December 4, 2015 2:30am CST
Every Friday morning I see the same young lady in Costa. I say young, but in all actuality she's probably verging on middle age; those occasional grey strands in her otherwise dyed hair give the game away. Her style of clothing is young though. Can mutton still dress as lamb in contemporary society, or do we forget to pigeon-hole and stereotype now? She sits with her tablet, tip-tapping away {maybe she's writing a novel} and supping from her take-away cup. Cappuccino? Latte? Hot chocolate? She looks like a latte lover, probably with a syrupy flavour of sugary goodness. She talks to no-one, except the chap who asks what she wants, and she refuses to look at any other customers as she heads for an empty table from which she can watch the world. And she does watch the world, pausing briefly from her tippity-taps. Gathering ideas? She is currently smirking at the youngish lady with the bare legs. I imagine she's thinking, Um, it's winter love. Put some clothes on! Alas, it is that time where she gets up and goes. Where is she heading to? Not work, she's too relaxed. Shopping? To spend the day in some seedy hotel with her lover? Maybe she's babysitting her Baby Niece? Off she trots ... bye-bye!
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@WorDazza (8245)
• Manchester, England
4 Dec 15
Or is she tip-tapping a myLot discussion containing a level of subtle self-deprecation designed to throw the unaware off the scent??? Or am I reading it completely wrong?
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• Anaheim, California
4 Dec 15
you could be onto something but I'm not certain.
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@Rollo1 (16674)
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Dec 15
@WorDazza That was my thought, too.
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6 Dec 15
Quite the detective, you are. :)
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@jaboUK (49045)
• United Kingdom
4 Dec 15
Ha, you've been indulging in some people watching - it's fun to make conjectures about other people's lives, isn't it?
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6 Dec 15
It is, most definitely. :)
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@jaboUK (49045)
• United Kingdom
6 Dec 15
@Poppylicious I did think it was you till you threw me off the scent with your last sentence.
@TRBRocks420 (58880)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Dec 15
Watching people can be very interesting. I wonder did she ever notice you?
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6 Dec 15
I think she did, especially when she looked in the mirror. ;)
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@LadyDuck (113267)
• Switzerland
4 Dec 15
Do you like to study people? I do, I always look at people in the cafes and restaurants.
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6 Dec 15
I love studying people. It amuses me.
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• Rochester, New York
4 Dec 15
There is an elderly woman who comes into my work with a face full of heavy make up. She also dresses like a teenager and wears high heels. I guess her age to be about late 70ish. She never comes in with anyone just by herself and buys clothing that is far too young for her. Tight pants with low cut crop tops and the list goes on. I've tried to talk to her a few times, but she always runs off without speaking anything, but a hello. I keep trying to get her to open up though as she seems like she's a bit lonely. :)
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