The two office mates were both standing side by side waiting for the street to clear up from vehicles before crossing it. They just had their lunch and were heading back to office. Suddenly, she grabbed his left arm with her right hand.
This is what he felt and crossed his mind after that:
He felt electricity going through his entire body. He didn’t expect this touch but was so happy it happened. He had a big smile but managed not to show it. He kept quiet and calm. He wanted to play cool and that she grabbing his arm is not a big deal for him. He felt like he is in charge and that he should protect her while crossing the street. He felt she is scared and he is the man who will save her.
Then a series of concerns started crossing his mind. What does she think about my arm? I have not been to the gym for a long time. I think I still have those dumbbells under my bed. I should start tomorrow using them. I need to work on my biceps now. I know women like some muscles on a man. She grabbed my bicep because she wants to feel safe. I hope she doesn’t notice the lack of muscles in my bicep.
Every Monday the four office mates go and eat together at the restaurant cross from the company. But he was glad the other two colleagues didn’t join them for lunch today. The other two were stuck in a meeting and couldn’t go to lunch. He thought she will be embarrassed to grab his arm in front of them if they were with them.
He wasn’t sure if he should say something. He kept quiet and concentrated once again on the fact that she wanted him to lead her to crossing the street. He felt a real MAN.
He started planning for the next day lunch break. How can we go out alone? Maybe I will order food for two to be delivered to the office. But the others will suspect something is happening between us and maybe she will not like that. But isn’t what she did is a signal that I should do something? Okay, I will email her and ask her if we can go for lunch tomorrow, just the two of us. We will see how things will take off later. Life is beautiful he said to himself.
Before all that, this is what the female colleague was thinking before crossing the street and before she grabbed the man’s arm.
We should wait till the street is clear from vehicles. But why he is rushing to cross the street? I don’t want to run in front of people on my high heels. Oh my God! Did he just try to jump in front of that speedy car? What is he trying to prove? Is he stupid? That’s it I will grab his arm. This way he has to wait till I am ready to move. I don’t want to see someone die in front of me. I hope he doesn’t feel uncomfortable or notice I am treating him like a child. Are all men the same? He acts very foolish, just like my fiancé.