Girl in mousy sunglasses Arrives on her date. Unknowingly the guy Has set up the meetup In a pretty beer garden belonging to her favourite bookshop. You picked a lovely place. Did I? Yes! I come here often. To buy books. They cheer me up On my worst days, Regardless of genre. Left eyebrow arched. Do you like reading? Of course - I love it. Don’t you? Right eyebrow arched. Well, yes. Who doesn’t? I prefer sport though. Oh, I love to exercise too, I go swimming often. Well, I tend to enjoy activities far more social Than that. We are a bit dry over here. Would you care for some wine? I would. Dry if they have it, Thanks so much. I will see what I can do. This is a real winner. I brought some olives too. Great, I love olives. He takes one, Proceeds to eat His way around the pit, without taking his eyes Off her. That lovely, Mediterranean-skinned olive. So what else do you like? Cinema? Travelling? Well. Yes, I guess. Who doesn’t. Sure, who doesn't. The girl cannot help But perceive a tiny yawn Coming out Of his beautifully contoured Italian mouth. Such muscle spasm Faithfully reflects The way she is feeling About the date At that very moment. They are kindred spirits after all. Suddenly, he abruptly Spits out the chewed up olive. Apologetically, he says: I love garlic... Just not tonight. I see. Do you happen to have Some food intolerance? Well, erm, no. So what's happening tonight? Arched eyebrows (now the whole set). Our date? Oh, of course. She stares at the olive For a long time. The virgin olive, The one that still hasn’t Been spat out Due to garlic interference. She puts on Her mousy sunglasses And gets up, Ready to go. The self-assured, Semi-seductive stare Now falters. I am off to buy some books. I hope you enjoy The rest of the olives. They were so yummy. The wine was not dry enough though. He takes the phone Off his back pocket. Opens up the app, And swipes right On the next picture That captures His olive imagination. They are kindred spirits after all.
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