I forgot to talk about the new girl who started yesterday where I work. I walked in and found one of the bosses talking to her. She turned around in her chair and flashed me a smile and my first thought was “Not bad, he did well hiring this one, she looks exactly like the kind of person who would work for this company”
After a while he came over to me and asked me to show her a few things, as well as explain a few procedures. I said fine and he went off to do some things and I got chatting to her. She is a recent graduate with a degree in German and International Business, did a year in industry with a massive bank and has 3 siblings. Broke up with her boyfriend of 3 years who is a bodybuilder and works for an international tech firm; she had a “fuck-a thon” (direct quote here) post breakup but has not really found anyone after him. Lives in a good area near me, has a strong degree, well spoken but you hear her slip every now and again and could tell she put it on for certain people and had a much more relaxed tone generally.
So from that description you can tell I spent about 45 seconds explaining procedure, and about 25 minutes data mining this woman. At 22 she has done quite a lot, but is finding her feet now, so needs money while she does that, and this is a good company to do that in. Her father and brother work for big finance firms and judging from her shoes, jewellery, handbag and coat, this chick has seriously expensive taste. Her type is also 6 foot plus built guys with money, so guaranteed high maintenance.
This is turning into a bio on her, which is amusing because I didn’t even hit on her. This was so far out of my league it was like trying to throw a stone and break a window on the 50th floor when you are on the ground. No chance. What amused me though was she was a little flirty. I was doing some paperwork and she came over and started talking to me. I continued conversation and asked her
“By the way, what do you like to be called?”
“I prefer XXX, but spelt with a double D…”
That comment took every ounce of me not to look up and stare at her rack/make a comment there
“…Although you can call me whatever you like”
At which point I did look up and she had this smile on her face. She was seeing how I would react. To which I responded:
“Dangerous proposition sweetheart, I have a very wild imagination”
We continued to chat while I worked and we got back onto her ex. I asked about what broke them up and the floodgates opened. Got the whole story, and got her reactions and her post relationship actions afterwards as well. After hearing what she had said/done afterwards (which I completely agreed with) I said:
“You’ve got a vindictive side haven’t you? Did not peg you to have that with the cute innocent look you have going on.” and walked away to get some stuff before she had a chance to respond. I returned and she was smiling and said:
“I’m not vindictive! That is just how I reacted, it’s not that bad”
I laughed and could see she really had no clue how devastating some of the things she said could have been.
“You have a bitch streak. I like that. We will get along just fine.”
Before she left for the day I got her phone number and got my colleague to escort her out. When my colleague came back one of the other bosses walked in and we had a chat about the things I will need to do on November 6th when several big wigs are coming from head office and they want me to be there to make sure everything runs smoothly. Conversation came round to how the new girl settled in on her first day and she goes to me:
“You’re crushing on her aren’t you?”
“Nope, I am trying to set up XYZ with her in honesty. He is much more her type.”
She just looked at me and says “Yeah….sure. She prefers you. Watching you two interact, she likes you more than him, but she clearly has a fiery side to her, watch yourself”
“Oh I know she does, I got a rundown of some of the things she has got up to, she is feisty. She will be just fine”
My bosses face was classic. She has never heard me talk about the opposite sex before, and after a lengthy discussion on “Pearl Necklaces” she went on her way.
I think the new hires coming in will be interesting. Two new girls in 5 days, and more to come yet. New blood is always entertaining. I just hope they got at least one guy in there too, or it will end up again with 4 guys and 15 girls….which has its perks, but some real down sides too.