A WOMAN who has been engaged in a long-term flirtation with a colleague mistakenly believes it will continue despite her moving 24 feet away.
Tom Logan and Lucy Parry have whiled long days at their adjacent desks away with saucy banter, teasing remarks and double entendres for almost five years, and Parry sees no reason that will change just because she is on the other side of an open-plan office.
She said: “Our mutual attraction’s hardly going to fade because I’m on the other side of the room, is it? If anything, absence will make the parts grow fonder! I should tell him that one.
“The compliments, the shy glances over cubicle walls: all evidence of real desire, not just my being the only woman under 50 in this department who doesn’t mind the implication I’m a slut if it passes the afternoon.
“Actually this move should add to the excitement. I’ll brush up against him in the kitchen, he’ll invent reasons to join me at the printer, we’’ll send flirty emails and we’ll always be giggling and glancing meaningfully across to each other.
“I hope so, anyway. Otherwise I’m left with nothing but the crushing boredom of being a client services manager in a medium-sized data processing firm.”
Logan said: “Lucy? Yeah that’s over.”