The Passing at Highway 10 – part 4

You know what the funny thing was?  We’d barely said a word to each other.  I mean, she was at my table for ten minutes, and all we did was share smokes, some stares, and some minor chit chat.  My palms were like ice now; those cold, chilly sweats that make you wonder how you’re even able to sweat.  I started to fidget, and I took to rubbing the wet out of my damp palms on my jeans.  I needed to calm down and ease my brain…and my crotch.  I was playing things out in my head while she was gone;  should I ask her to come out to my rig and chat for a while, or should I ask her if she just wanted to come out to my rig and chat, if you know what I’m saying.  When you’re a lonely chump like me, it’s damn near impossible to snag a broad’s interest, but I had hers, and I was damn sure going to make the most of it.  I was going to act tonight, because shit like this doesn’t happened to a guy all the time, you know?  But then I started thinking that maybe it was all nothing.  Maybe she was just bored, and came to my table to bum a smoke and kill some time.  Maybe my dumb ass was reading too much into it, but I didn’t want to go too far, and have her think I was some fucking trucker pervert who was out to treat her like some truck stop slut.  I’m not that kind of guy, but I just couldn’t read her signals to save my life.

I watched her up there leaning all sexy like over the bar, looking all soft and clean, and I saw her grab a whiskey and a beer.  One more drink, I kept saying to myself, just one more drink, and then hopefully we’re both out of here and on our way to Highland Rim.  I can’t tell you how much I’ve wanted a chick like Sally in my life; I waited for it, I was fucking patient.  Hell, desperate even.  Twiddling my god damned thumbs like a teenager while my life just up and passed me by, you know?  This was it; this was my chance, my time, and I was damn sure gonna take it with both of these hands.  I’d earned it, right?  I deserved it.  I’d put in my time.

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