The Love Experiment: Day Four/Reciprocated

29 Apr

We ran into each other in the office kitchen first thing this morning. Her making oatmeal in the microwave and me filling a cup with ice water. We both were starting our third week on a project as part timers. We worked on separate teams, however, and our paths hadn’t crossed since that first day.

She gave me a big smile, direct eye contact, remembered my name. Before I could mentally love her, she was already sending me acceptance and support. We compared what we had learned, and I realized her team was learning things my team needed to know.

As we parted, I tried to remember her name. Fortunately, they keep a staff roster online complete with photos — even part timers. Let’s just call her D.

Much later that afternoon, we ran into each other in the restroom and laughed at the idea we were on the same schedule. We talked for many minutes out in the hallway. I learned she was about the age of my daughter and had a 4 year old. She wanted the part time job to become a full time job, with benefits.

She told me I needed to become the next director, that I looked 15 years younger than my actual age, and that I had style. I wanted to hug her.

I felt mentally loved.

One Response to “The Love Experiment: Day Four/Reciprocated”

  1. FlutePlayer April 29, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    Nice experience.

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