Tales of the unexpected 

So, tonight was “work date” with CSG. Sadly not wearing the suit he’d been in all day. I get to the pub (where else? Although it was one I’d mentioned being my favourite in the area a while back) & he’s with another woman. Outrageous! I did wonder for a millisecond if he’d invited his girlfriend as company.

Turns out she was a colleague he’s been working on a project with; he was very quick to establish that he’s single. Intros over, she left fairly quickly. I sat opposite him & he started to interview me, after a trip to the bar for a bottle of wine. Interesting as he’d wanted to discuss a job vacancy with me. I answered most of his questions, then turned it around to the job. The look of surprise made me realise this was more date than work. Yes I’m slow on the uptake….

Second bottle of wine led to more personal questions, and him insisting I move to sit next to him. Date territory definitely ensued.  He’s far more observant than I gave him credit for.  It was surprising for me how comfortable I felt with it. I don’t “do” work relationships, so this was totally new ground for me.  We did discuss how we work together from now on; “fight club” rules pretty much sums it up . Suits me for now. If it progresses I’ll have to fess up to my boss, which isn’t something I look forward to. Will be interesting to see how it pans out. He seemed to be pretty frank & open about his life to date though, so even my hard, cynical heart made some space for him.

No definite plans for our next out of office encounter, although I think we both would like it to be away from work turf! I’ll keep you posted.