Polite and respectful

Being polite and respectful is a good way to show your good education and manners, but it can also lead to misunderstandings…

Green: Are you waiting to make photocopies?

Red: No, please, go on

Red was always a model of office chivalry.

This particular morning, it looked like everything was suddenly better. Green had initiated the conversation twice in a row, even though not much had been said, and she did not seem annoyed to see him. It is true that she was not engaging in long talk, but Red thought she was shy. He liked this idea of her being shy, it was making her even more desirable, and him even more willing to be gentle with her. He thought that everything would eventually come to fruition.

Green was wondering why she had reacted like that when seeing him unexpectedly at the photocopier. She had not intended to be friendly twice in a row, but her good education had prevailed, and now she would have to live with the consequences. She was pretty sure he had beamed with pleasure when she had talked to him, but if he thought she was encouraging him, he was pretty mistaken. What was he thinking, that he was irresistible? He was not, of course, but he had something for him, though…

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