Tuesday, July 14, 2009

What would you do?

It took an act of Bedford (New York) to get me this photo. I do not want to talk about who had to get involved or what frayed old strings needed tugged in order to put this in my hands again.

It is one of those party photos one can never reenact or recapture. And it was a thing I will never forget: The gentleman in this photo, seated near me at the table, reached behind my boyfriend's chair; not clandestinely, no, not at all.

"You have beautiful feet." He said, and he touched my ankle.

"Ah, thank you." I said, a little hesitantly.

"And you always have great shoes!" He exclaimed. It happened so fast, then. A hand passed over my ankle and I felt the shoe fall from my foot. Then he did this. Not for a second, but long enough to get the photo, at least.



There was a long silence. I looked around at the rest of the faces at the table, took my shoe from his chewing teeth, put it back on my foot, and got up to dance.

"That never happened." I said to my boyfriend.

"Understood." He said.

12 comments:

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

:) Now, that's an ol' gem I am sure you recall every now and then and get amused over! But, you got to admit it, it's the ultimate compliment:)

Love your blog - loved the colors in your previous post too

Sharon

Summer is a Verb said...

Just think of the lucky gal who got to wed him...She must have a shoe closet to rival that of Imedla Marcos! Giving one up as a Scoobie snack now and then may be worth it.

Mrs. Blandings said...

I can't believe there is a picture! It's even better that it is a formal event.

pve design said...

In college, my clog was lofted off my foot, straight toward the professor who retrieved my shoe, handed it to me, and my face turned bright red. My friend who did this is one of my best friends, but I was so mad over this incident...now I see it as flattery.
I think that gentleman was brave to take a bite! Obviously he has foot and shoe issues....
pve

Tracy @ comfortandluxury said...

What a great story to tell in your old age... that your once youthful feet were so alluring they caused an otherwise proper gentleman to temporarily lose his mind.
(that's the way I would spin it if I were you!)

tintin said...

tracy- Uh, anymore 'compliments' from you and I'd kill myself.

Blushing- I actually did the same thing but to her foot. At the dinner table. You can take a man out of the infantry but you can't take the infantry outta ...

paula said...

The picture makes this all the better, ha!

Southern Aspirations said...

indeed it is fabulous that there is a picture as evidence. And even better that it is in black and white.

Ann said...

LOL...but that's a cool one.

Looks like some people just can't help themselves when admiring something... Now... can we see your lovely feet...

thriftylittleblog said...

Crazy! I guess I'd understand if he had just been drinking too much or something.

Blushing hostess said...

Sharon - indeed it is a gem. Very kind, many thanks.

Summer - She must be. Umm, best of luck to her!

PVE - perhaps an understatement, he was voracious and not at all lit...

Tracy - I don't age, I just have more tales, so you, good point.

Tintin - while wearing a batik tie and cumberbund, no doubt.

Paula, SA - not sure why it is black and white but given my distance from the place and time, I took what I could get...

Thrifty - if only that were the case.

Debra said...

A picture is worth a thousand words.... Imagine having to go home with him?????