I knew the best response was to mock
him. I was never, ever going to be his F and F. I wanted a prince Edward, an
"Who are you and what do you do
"I'm self-employed. I’m an
electrical engineer working on a contract. Companies contract me when equipment
breaks down. I fix it. You can call me Enrico."
I looked directly at him, darted out
my tongue again for his attention.
"You can call me Cobra. You may
be good but I've never dated a Mexican electrician. My husband’s an
Insulted he replied.
"I'm an electrical engineer,
not an electrician and I am Italian not Mexican."
Knowing Italians tended to look down on both I retorted.
"Well you look Mexican or maybe
He smiled instead of protesting. He
realized I was teasing.
"Where would you take me on
"Where ever you like".
"I like shopping, my husband never takes me."
"I’ll take you shopping".
"You need to be a real engineer
to afford what I like. You need a good credit card. I like nice things".
Laughing at my brashness he replied.
"I like to be treated nice by girls I buy nice things for".
"Get me perfume so I can smell good for you."
"That's for you to decide. I need to know if you are as good as you claim. Are you Cheap Charlie cologne or Good time Charlie perfume?"
"I'm Good Time Charlie Perfume, you'll see."
Finished munching my chicken I
"You better go fix the equipment or they’ll
contract another to do it."