On the way to Lexington I kept getting a call from a Michigan number. I don't know anyone with a Michigan number so I decided not to answer it. Whoever it was kept calling over and over until I finally gave in and answered. It was Ashley calling on a friend's phone. Instinctively I knew we had some sort of problem if she wasn't calling on her phone. I was right. Her purse had been stolen the night before. That meant her bank card, phone, and house keys were gone. Apparently she was at Redmonds the night before with some friends and turned her back on her purse for just a minute.
So, after we went to look at apartments, we headed to the Sprint store. Here is where my story gets interesting. I was about to have an experience that left me wondering if I should feel really old or....well, I wasn't sure what to feel.
As we were sitting there waiting for our customer service lady to set up Ashley's new phone, another customer service guy walked over. I would guess he was about 25 and relatively nice looking. He looked at me and he said, "I don't want you to take what I am about to say the wrong way...(I felt a little panic. Had I done something embarrassing I wasn't aware of?) but you have the most beautiful blue eyes." Huh? I just kind of looked at him. I had never been told this before. Then his purpose flashed across my brain. I said, "Thanks, but Ashley here is the one with the beautiful eyes." He said, "Well, I do see the similarity." Then he talked to her for a bit.
Did that just happen? That was the smoothest "man move" I have ever seen. He used the mother to get to the daughter. Ashley didn't even pick up on it until I explained it to her later. So I left the Sprint store not really knowing how I should feel. Proud on one hand that this guy obviously thought Ashley was a beautiful girl with startling blue eyes.....on the other hand, strangely sad that the 25 year old guy probably didn't think these 42 year old eyes were that great after all. Ashley's response to the whole thing...."Geez Mom, he was completely bald."