But who'd ever expect to have their local mechanic to play cupid? LOL Sounds crazy, doesn't it? Ok, maybe Roger didn't EXACTLY play cupid, but he played a part in it.
I mentioned in an earlier that when I finally took my car in Thursday to have the other shop's mistakes corrected Vince said "There she is", like they'd been waiting for me or something. Well, I told my BFF, Lula, and she said maybe he was flirting with me. I laughed her off and told her that they were probably wondering what took me so long to get back. She said, "you never know!"
To be completely honest, I really didn't give it much thought or pay much attention to Vince. He looked familiar, but he wasn't one of the guys who used to be down the street from me. I was so happy to see Roger, Robbie and Dave that I could've hugged them all because I knew that they could fix the mess that Dave's ex's mechanics had made out of my car. I will admit that I noticed Vince.....he IS cute, but I just wanted my car to be fixed.
Well, Sunday afternoon I get a phone call from Vince. He asks if I've found a rachet and socket that he'd lost. I had just cleaned out the car (the first time in AGES!) and hadn't seen it so I tell him that I'll keep an eye out for it. He thanks me for looking and tells me he's hopes it's okay that he got my number off the book at the shop. I tell him it's fine.
Later, I start to think that maybe the rachet could be under the hood....Hey, Roger found a magnet thingy under there a week earlier and last October I found a huge screw driver that either Robbie or Roger left.....so it wasn't impossible. I go out and take a look....no rachet, but no cap on my resevior either! So I call Vince's number (that was on my cell) and leave a message. He calls back later and says that the resevior cap was missing when I brought the car in (so-called mechanics in IN lost it!) and he forgot to tell me. He chats for a minute and then says something about not wanting to be too forward but would it be okay to ask me out! I'm a little....suprised, but not completely shocked. He says that Roger (who's worked on my car for years and went to school w/ my brother)told him that I was a nice girl. I tell him that it's okay and I wouldn't mind. He then tells me that his last day working for Dave was Friday because he's starting back with his old boss on Monday. He also tells me that he filled in once over at the shop near me (when Dave still owned it) and had seen me before. I vaguely remember him, but I guess I made an impression on him!
We haven't made plans for a date yet....he's going out of town this weekend to visit his family and I've got to make sure Mom has someone with her before I can even leave the house. I don't know much about him, but we talked on the phone tonight. I'm just still suprised by this. I've always joked that I'm a weirdo magnet and he seems pretty normal so far. Good-looking, employed, nice voice.....and doesn't give me the creeps....that's more than I can say for most of the guys who've asked me out in the past few years!