There is something intimidating about tall women.
And being a short man may have something to do with it.
I am in my favorite spot in Starbucks, and the morning crowd is in full swing.
And then she comes in.
Picture a woman, mid twenties, honey blonde hair.
Not thin, but not what you would call heavy.
Dressed in a tight business skirt, conservative blouse, hair done up nicely.
And she is about 7 feet tall.
Okay, the 6 inch stiletto heels are getting her there, but still.
She is roughly two feet taller than me.
Standing behind her, almost overshadowed by her, is them.
The Evil Couple.
After all the thousands of words I have written about this couple, her viscious antics, his cruel comments, it is almost anticlimactic to see them standing quietly in line.
Especially since they were getting divorced just the other day.
This is such a soap opera its pathetic.
But the Amazon is hard to ignore.
While I come from the other end of the height spectrum, I imagine that the is just as much crap to deal with being really tall as there is being really short.
Although being a woman might make it easier.
But, a pretty girl is a pretty girl, no matter how tall she is.
There are several men in Starbucks that are quite taken with her.
And watching men try to discreetly flirt with a woman is an entertainment all on its own.
Men are nowhere near as good at flirting as women are.
Men just come across as clumsy when they try.
And she seems to know it.
Just a feeling, but this is not her first rodeo.
The tally now stands at 3 hits so far.
First was the guy standing ahead of her in line.
She was texting and ignored his comment about her phone, which happened to be eye level with him.
Second was the guy that tried to strike up a conversation while she waited.
Starbucks posts the daily astrology forecast on the bulletin board by the pick up window.
The Amazon was reading hers and the guy next to her asked which one she was.
A quiet voice replied Ares.
And finally was the guy who was sitting next me, when she sat down next to him.
I think he made some sort of comment about the weather or cats, I couldn’t hear it clearly.
And she gave him nothing.
But I didn’t get the sense that she was blowing anyone off, but more that despite being pretty, well dressed, and exceptionally tall, she was shy.
Which was nice to see.
It seems like everyone is a player these days, that actually running into an innocent soul is refreshing.
Especially when she is in the company of the Evil Couple.
And they are disappointing the hell out of me.
These two have had epic battles in this building, truly terrifying public displays of nastiness.
And they ordered, moved quietly over to the pickup area and waited like everyone else.
Then they took their drinks and walked out, still talking quietly.
And thats ok.