Hi fellas. I’m writing from a throwaway because people I know follow my other account.
I’m living in an eastern European city and come South America (I look fairly European though). I frequent a coffee place where the staff is mostly young cute waitresses (in their early 20s’, I’m 30).
I have a girlfriend (with whom I also visit this place every now and then) and never paid special attention or flirted with any of the waitresses. Also they’re not flirty by nature, this is eastern Europe we’re talking about, they can be polite and nice, but rarely more. Also, although tips definitely help in a country like this, it’s not the US, so they’re hardly ‘working/flirting for larger tips”.
Now to my story. A couple days ago I went to get some coffees to go, so I just stand by the bar, and the waitress who took my order asked me about my accent, and where I was from. I answered (clearly it’s different than what the hear everyday) and had some small talk, she asked me for my name, I asked for hers, I said it was a pleasure and shook her hand (yeah no idea what else I could have done). All very nice, but hardly remarkable. I have a girlfriend and I mentioned that she is one of the reasons I’m in the country.
Today I went again. I must say, I remembered her name and her image crossed my mind yesterday (you know, a guys mind it’s unstoppable). So I walk in, she’s close to the bar (today I was looking forward to having a coffee sitting down and making some phone calls, mostly work but some to friends) and as I’m walking near her -well she saw me walk in from the door- she greeted me by my name, with a ear-to-ear smile and walked me to a table of my choosing (not very irregular if you ask me, but the name and smile was slightly more effusive than I’ve seen them do with others). She remembered that I always drink a dark coffee with a drop of milk and offered me to bring me that.
So far, you’re thinking, is this guy going to tell anything new or different than it happened to everyone here? Well… maybe. As I was sitting down and she was walking between tables (wasn’t a particularly busy moment) she would look at me and smile. I would return the smile, and start to wonder if I’m imagining it. I have a girlfriend, and she knows it. But whatever.
When I asked for the bill, she seems happy to have an excuse to come closer to me. Leaves to get the check, with a box beautifully packed with a piece of cake, to go, and tells me she wants to present it to me. Now, this is something I never saw happening in this place or any other tbh. I was genuinely surprised, thought it was really sweet, and told her it wasn’t necessary but thank you so much. I did leave a good tip obviously, but it’s hard to imagine that she did it solely with that goal (maybe?).
Anyway, that’s it. It’s pretty innocent so far. But I know there’s something there. I know I could pursue this, but I don’t want to. I am still very interested in how this come to happen and what was in play here. I swear if I was single and attempted to do this, I would fail miserably.
So? Place your bets. Is she ‘just nice’? Am I being milked for tips? Does she like me? Maybe I’m just really polite and nice, and they want to show appreciation for it?
I’m so tempted to get her number. But not because I want to cheat, just because I want to see if she would give it to me or not. But I doubt this is a good idea. It can lead to ‘problems’ if you know what I mean.
How would you play it from now on? Feel free to ask, or insult me.
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