Our story starter from Fandango this week is
As soon as she stepped into the room she realized that…
As soon as she stepped into the room she realized that she was wearing the wrong clothes.
It was her husband’s fault. He was the organiser so he should have warned her, but then he was equally overdressed in a suit and tie.
She had spent hours shopping for a new dress, finally settling on one in sapphire blue. It was full length with a strappy bodice but had a chiffon cape draping over the shoulders. She’d also treated herself to a new pair of shoes and matching clutch bag for the occasion.
She was appalled that everyone else was in jeans or casual dress. How could he have got it so wrong?
Luckily, no-one knew her as this was the first social function she’d attended. Her husband was chatting to his boss and hadn’t seen her come in. She could have cried as he never seemed to want her at his side.
She had a choice.
She could brave it all, join her husband and introduce herself, or she could discretely leave and get a taxi home.
As she was about to use the phone in the lobby, she heard a familiar voice and turned to see an ex boyfriend from five years before. They’d parted as friends and she was glad to see a friendly face.
‘How lovely to see you!’ he said. ‘You look wonderful. ‘
‘Thanks,’ she replied. ‘How are you keeping?’
‘I’m fine thanks. Firm do, and I’m bored stupid as the wife’s not well so I had to come on my own. How about you?’
She laughed bitterly and explained what had happened.
‘Come and join us then. We’re all poshed up and you’d fit in marvellously. ‘
‘You’re not going to try and pass me off as your wife are you?’ she grinned.
‘Heavens no. They all know Carol anyway. I’ll just introduce you as an old friend who’s not going to let her ticket go to waste.’
‘You’re on!’ she said taking his arm. She’d deal with her husband tomorrow.