She sat at the bar and ordered a brandy. She sat quietly, making no eye contact and looking only at her drink. Yet a man slid in beside her, too close, and breathed boozy air in her direction as he said, “Hello, beautiful. How about I buy you another one of those?”
She didn’t look up. She said, “Take a hike,” and sipped at her brandy.
He didn’t leave. Of course it was what he wanted, not what she wanted that mattered. He leaned even closer. “Ah, sweetheart, don’t be like that.”
Finally she turned to look in his eyes. A quick jab with her elbow took away his breath and he doubled over. When he could breath again he muttered, “Bitch!” But he left.
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