It was the last Friday of June and Maryanne was tired of eating at the office or near the office in midtown. One of her coworkers, Anthony, who had been out of law school for about six months suggested that he show her the best spots to eat. He had been trying to get Maryanne to go to eat with him since she had started. Anthony stands about six feet five inches tall with thick brown hair and bright green eyes. He was built like a basketball player but better looking. Maryanne had gotten to work at the same time as Anthony today and they road the elevator together. While they were waiting to get to the seventh floor Maryanne asks ” So what are you doing for lunch today?” He looks at her with a surprised smile on his face and says ” Not sure yet why do you ask?” “Well I wanna take you up on your offer for lunch since you have been asking since the day I started.” “I knew you’d cave in. I hope you’re in the mood to have fun later because this is gonna something exciting.” Maryanne looks at him with curiosity as they get out of the elevator and just laughs. Hopefully she wasn’t getting into something she’d regret even though he was so much fun to daydream about. She sat down at her desk and opened up there task manager to see what she needed to get done before her lunch time adventure with Anthony. As she started on a new excel spreadsheets for the quarterly expenses for a few clients she got a office instant message. It was from Anthony, who was in his private non-cubicle office on the opposite side of the office. The message read:
you excited for lunch today?
of course I am. why wouldn’t I be? & where you gonna take me?
She went back to filling out the spreadsheets and making notes for each individual clients reports to send to them. Maryanne was very immersed in her work when at about 11:45 am she got another message from Anthony. She saved her work and sent the three emails that she had just finished editing before she even went to look at it. Maryanne brought the message up and it read:
have you saved your documents that you’ve been working on?
actually I did that before i opened your message.
look at you being productive before attempting to get distracted.
so you think your a distraction now don’t you?
sassy aren’t you? and yes I think I am a distraction for you.
Sassy that is my middle name and you think you’re funny but I am definitely a distraction for you cus clearly you messaged me first.
Sassy and cocky I approve and maybe you are a little distracting. it’s not my fault that you’re so beautiful and i can’t stop looking at you.
so when we going to lunch and where you taking me?
meet me by the elevator at 11:55 and it’s a surprise where i am taking you
why you so mysterious with where you’re taking me. by the way i don’t eat lobster
neither do i because i am allergic to shellfish
okay but where you taking me
you’ll see and why can’t it be a romantic surprise?
romantic? you trying to swoon me aren’t you.
you know it’s 11:50 i think you should go to the bathroom before we leave cus you did have a large coffee and two waters already.
He was right she did have a large coffee and two waters and she definitely needed to go to the bathroom. She clocked out and got up grabbed her purse and went to the bathroom. By the time she came out Anthony was waiting for her by the elevator. ” You’re late.” Maryanne looked at her watch and said “No I’m not it’s 11:55 now” and walked into the elevator. The entire elevator ride down they kept elbow nudging each other. When they finally got out of the building he grabbed Maryanne’s hand and said “you’re gonna love this place.” She was shocked that he was holding her hand and that she was trusting him to take her somewhere without telling her. There was a town car parked in front of their office building and Anthony took her over to it opened the door and Maryanne got in. Anthony walked around and got in the other side. She was so excited for this but really wanted to know where they were going. “So why the town car?” “Well that’s all the part of going to lunch with me. Plus if you like the experience of this you’ll get more exciting adventures.” He was really trying to swoon her and it was working but how many other girls has he tried this on.
About 15 minutes later the car pulls over to the side of the street and Anthony opens the door gets out and reaches out for Maryanne’s hand to help her. She slides over and grabs his hand for help. When she gets out she is shocked to see that they were in front of Carmine’s. Maryanne had always wanted to eat here but no one wanted to go with here. She thought as a smile appeared on her face ‘how did he know that I’ve wanted to go here?’
“So you look surprised that we are here”
“Well I am Anthony. I’ve always wanted to eat here but never have.”
“Really!?! A beautiful woman like you deserves the best. Whom ever had you before was not feeding you right.”
Maryanne blushes as Anthony leads her inside. He had made reservations so they had been seated right away.
to be continued.