and I were in the City Cafe
buying coffee drinks
. He pointed out an older man sitting alone
at a table, drinking coffee
and poring over a newspaper
. He said that the man frequented the inferior bagel shop
at which he used to work, and that he reminded him of Sean Connery
. I admitted to a very slight resemblance
. We did our thing with the honey and cream
and left the cafe
. Before the door could close behind us, the old man stuck his head out and said:
"I just wanted to say you look very fishy
Old man:"Very fishy
, very pretty
, the colors
, they shimmer like scales
At this point I understood that he was referring to my blue tank top
with blue, black, green, and yellow, diagonal stripes
, and iridescent purple lipstick
"Well, I am a water sign
, so that's appropriate. Thank you
." I replied. We walked down Eager St.
, and I mused on how I'd rather be deemed fishy by an eccentric old man than called 'hot' by a young buck, any day.
Make your compliments unique, odd, and memorable.