Met a friend for coffee this morning. I got there first. It was early, yet the café was unusually busy for the time of day. The weather must have had something to do with it. When it’s that busy, you don’t go to the counter to place your order first, you grab a table before it goes to someone else. I got the only table available, sat my hat on the surface, a shopping bag on the seat, in this way, announcing to everyone the table was taken.
The trouble was it was a small table and me and my friend had to sit dead opposite each other with not much space apart. It’s not that I don’t want to be seen with my friends but, unfortunately, like last time, she chose to use a perfume that does not agree with me. That time we met elsewhere and a guy of portly proportions at the table behind, took up my chair space. This was most agreeable as I could happily sit at right angles to my horribly perfumed friend. There was no such escape today.
Just as the conversation was winding down, another mutual friend unexpectedly showed up and sat with us. This penned me in with the help of the sofa arm immediately behind me. I started to feel a sickly headache develop. I got out only when perfumed friend decided she really had to depart and mutual friend felt she’d sat long enough and relinquished her seat.
I wonder if perfumed friend’s cat could be trained to swipe the perfume bottle. :>>