Should Have Swiped Left

5AC49519-71A0-4130-9E42-5D573B314EA5Chrissy was excited when her doorbell rang and she would finally get to meet the guy she connected with on Tinder. “Hi Chrissy, I’m Reggie,” he said, holding out his hand for her to shake.

After she returned the handshake, she said, “It’s so nice to finally meet you. I really feel we had a connection.”

“Look at you, you’re a feast for the eyes,” Reggie said, stepping back to admire his date after Chrissy let him in.

“Why thank you, Reggie,” Chrissy said, blushing slightly. “Do you like my outfit?”

“I do,” he said. “You look quite fetching.”

“This is just some old thing I pulled out of my closet, Chrissy explained. I was afraid it might be kind of unalluring, but since we’re just going to a movie, I thought it would do.”

“Well, I think it’s a very attractive outfit,” Reggie said.

“You know, some of my friends criticize me for where I shop for my clothes,” Chrissy said, “but it’s truly amazing what you can get at the Salvation Army store for such a paltry sum,” Chrissy said.

“Wait, you buy your clothes from the Salvation Army?”

“Yes, also from Goodwill,” Chrissy said. “You’d be amazed by the bargains you can get there.”

Reggie stepped back, looked at his watch, and said. “Oh my, will you look at the time? I totally forgot that I have a thing this afternoon.” Then he abruptly turned around and ran out of her house.

A0030D6E-1F70-48B9-840A-2ED119AF3967Written for Teresa’s Opposites Attract prompt, where the words today are attractive and unalluring. Also for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (feast), Your Daily Word Prompt (fetching), Ragtag Daily Prompt (closet), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (paltry).

P.S. I have actually purchased some items of clothing at Goodwill and Salvation Army stores, so this post should not be considered as a slam on either.

9 thoughts on “Should Have Swiped Left

  1. Nova March 24, 2019 / 12:02 pm

    Reggie is something! Saving money on clothes and finding ones that look fantastic is a natural high for me! LoL

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong March 24, 2019 / 12:19 pm

    The Salvation Army is the ONLY place in the area where you can find fashionable clothing. We met our bank manager shopping there.

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  3. bushboy March 24, 2019 / 9:23 pm

    Anyone who doesn’t shop in an Op-Shop (Australian) and walks out on someone who does isn’t a friend of mine 😀

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  4. Pradeep March 24, 2019 / 10:55 pm

    This is what happens with stereotyping and labelling — prejudice and preconceived notions based on a few habits of ours. A reality of present-day relationships!
    Good story!

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  5. crushedcaramel March 25, 2019 / 1:11 pm

    Reggie wouldn’t give me a hello! Everything in my wardrobe except shoes and lingerie comes from charity shops.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. leigha66 March 29, 2019 / 2:40 pm

    You can find some really nice things in thrift shops. Good write!

    Liked by 1 person

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