TWO single people having lunch together are unsure if they are on some sort of date.
Roy Hobbs, 32, asked work colleague Mary Fisher, 30, to join him at a mid-priced restaurant in order to ‘run a few ideas about the department past her’.
Hobbs said: “I find Mary very attractive and only invented the work stuff as a pretext so I could ask her out. But now I am compelled to talk about it, which makes it feel like I haven’t really asked her out at all. Which I have. Or have I?’
Fisher said: “I have always fancied Roy and assumed when said he needed to talk about a work, he was using that as an excuse to be alone with me.
“I felt I had to ask him about it to play along but now he has gone on about possible departmental restructuring right through the starters.”
At one point the couples’ hands touched, but since it was while Hobbs was making a point about paperless technology neither was sure if it counted for anything.
Fisher said: “We talked about our mutual love of Phuket, though maybe that was just because Roy had run out of things to say about the benefits of e-billing.”
Hobbs said: “At least she still has absolutely no idea how much I want to get off with her, which is the most important thing.”