I decided to tear myself away from my computer and dash out for a bite to eat at my favorite cafe. Every Saturday I leash up the pup to go to this cafe... they make absolutely divine sandwiches and I can sit outside with him (I go less and less places lately where I cannot take my dog).
Catwoman with a dog - yes I know. I've heard it so many times now. But deep inside me there is always this need to be training someone, and for the moment my Airedale is my furry challenge.
Anyway, I went to the cafe, hitched up the pup and went inside to order. Looking around showed the basic SoCal-sunny-day attire - shorts and flip-flops - in various stages of acceptability. Not me. I'm a black-is-better-everyday-even-when-it's-five-zillion-degrees kind of girl and I almost always wear heels. Today it was 5" platforms, even almost respectable.
A woman approached me after I'd ordered and was heading outside with my iced tea. She stopped me and pulled on my arm and said, "I just want to tell you that you're absolutely gorgeous". Wow. That's the kind of thing that doesn't happen just everyday out of the blue. I thanked her and went outside.
Sitting there thinking about the comment I rolled scenarios over in my head. Was she hitting on me? After some thought I decided that no she wasn't, she was an older Asian woman eating with a friend. As much as I love the concept of giving unsolicited compliments (this is actually something I try to do as well as I think when you put good vibes out there the universe takes care of you - eventually) I couldn't get my head around this one.
My sandwich arrived and it was yummy as always - and my pup enjoyed his bit of it as well as some much-needed water. Just watching the people go by and answering questions about my puppy... a nice (if incredibly warm) day.
One last iced tea refill and then I was going to leave. So I went back inside and saw that the same woman was standing at the iced tea machine.
She turned when she saw me and said, "You know, each morning when you look at yourself in the mirror you KNOW that you're not ordinary, don't you?". Wow, how to answer that question.
"I really mean it", she continued, "There is something particularly special about you. You're not ordinary". I continued to stand there, taking in the words she was saying... no snappy comebacks were coming to me, and she was incredibly sincere, almost too serious.
"Something is coming for you soon, it's not a religious thing, but there is something very special for you very soon". Now I'm afraid I'm caught in some sort of fortune cookie bizarro world, but I'm really intrigued by what she's saying, in such a way to a complete stranger.
Then she looked at me, nodded, and went back to getting her iced tea.
I walked out, unhitched my dog, and walked away with my brain reeling. So many things went through it at once... it's just odd to have such an encounter with a complete stranger, especially not in my "Mistress" mode.
I hope she's right.