“Please don’t tell me you’re rehearsing that ‘split check’ scenario again.” Mary said with a grin.
She rubbed her thigh with her palms, the way she’d do when she felt embarrassed. And looked down with a smile before asking, ‘How can you say that?’ She looked up to her and continued, ‘Rehearsing?’ as she stood and leaned over to greet her with a kiss on the cheek.
“Well, because I know you too well, I immediately saw that you were talking to your imaginary guy friend here without moving your lips. And yes, that’s how weird you are.”
They both laughed.
“Wow… That was very thoughtful. You know, I’ve searched the world and found no one else in the entire planet who can humiliate me the way you do, Mary. I’m grateful.” was her sarcastic reply.
“Well, dear, don’t worry about it. No biggie. We have the whole dinner time. I can do more damage.” Mary replied with a wink.
She shook her head, smiling.
“So, tell me about the ‘creepy guy.’ Any developments there? Has he finally made the right move? Or is he still stuck in that ‘creepy guy’ phase?” Mary asked as they settled in their seats.
She smiled and then replied, “I think he’d like to think he’s moved up but, unfortunately, he’s still in the same phase. What I’m wondering about now is how on earth all this is still working? It’s unbelievable.”
“If you’re asking me, it’s just one of two things. Either you’re really in love with each other or you’re the world’s stupidest couple. That’s my take.”
“Now, let’s order some food first. This is shaping up to be the most boring dinner conversations ever. I need food.” Mary continued as she looked at the menu.
She let out a deep sigh.
Mary then assured her, “Don’t worry. I’ll make it fun tonight. We’ll laugh about the both of you. You happy to hear that?”
She smiled and answered, “I am.”
Mary gave her a wink.