A Date With Andrew Gregory-Wilson

He was unobtainable. She quickly learned the good reason why

This article is rated: it could easily happen to me. Best read with a good cocktail. Fiction level — how true the story is/close to actual events (out of 5): ⭐⭐

The Famous Man In The Store

Olivia knew who he was. Everyone in the store did. Andrew Gregory-Wilson was not only the big spender but the big flirt. One girl assumed he was gay because he was such a fabulous dresser. But that was a stereotype Olivia didn’t approve of.

The Nervous Question

After flirting with Andrew for over an hour while he shopped, Olivia worked up the courage to ask him to dinner. He declined the offer and walked out of the men’s department. Five minutes later, he returned with an apology. “How about a drink at Geoffrey’s at five?” She said yes and spent the remaining hour of her shift fretting about the date. She even went to the MAC Cosmetics counter for a makeover before leaving.

The Duck Out Of Water

When she arrived at Geoffrey’s, the maitre d’ asked who she was here to see. The exclusive bar was impossible to get into unless you had a standing reservation. Or if you were sleeping with someone influential. “Andrew Gregory-Wilson.”

The Lie

“Have you been here before?” He asked her, not looking up from his drink.

The Assumptions

“So do you always work in that boring department store?”

The Reality

Olivia stood up, deciding against waiting for an explanation. Disgusted and disgruntled, she wondered why she ever thought him handsome. Or why he was the most desirable man in Melbourne.

Relationships. Drama. Gossip. Innuendo. Bad Dates. Failures. Learning about life/business/love the hard way// https://ellenjellymcrae.com/

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