So yesterday a friend buzzed me for an impromptu brunch in South Kensington. Still in bed I threw on one of my Africa t shirts, leggings and glittery uggs and ran to meet her. Good times.index Afterwards I figured that I’d walk to Waterstones Piccadilly and work on a project. This means research but normally ends with me purchasing 10 romance novels for tube travelling. I know my precious, I find it hard to focus sometimes.

But this day I was good. I went to the business section and did my work. I only checked Facebook 3 times! I was winning. Then I decided to pop into the self help section because, you never know, right?

As I approach I spot a dude who seems interested in my chest. One forgets the perils of t shirts with slogans and pictures. He smiles, I do the dismissive short, can’t you see I’m busy smile then go over to the relationship section. Apparently my smile wasn’t dismissive enough because he then decides to talk to me.

Him: I like your t shirt

ME: Thanks

Him: Shaka Zulu. You know they use some of his military tactics at Sandhurst

Me: Oh right

Him: Yeah, they’re always copying us. Copying stealing.

Me: Uhuh [Grab a book and read the blurb]

Apparently this was enough to warrant us getting to know each other further. He continued to stare at my cheat and I continued to pretend not to notice.

Him: So what’s your name?

Me: Chelsea

Him: Chelsea. Hi, I’m XXXX

Me: Hi XXXX [Put book back and pick up another]

Him: So what star sign are you?

Me: Seriously?

Him: Yeah, go on. Tell me!

Me: Taurus

Him: That means you like……..to travel?

Me: Nope.

Him: Yeah, you do

Me: No I really don’t

Him: But you do travel. A lot right

Me: No.

Him: [Disappointed] Oh. You look like you would

Me: Ok I’ve got to go

Him: Oh! Ok bye. Stay strong

Me: Thanks?

I guess the moraAll_You_Read_Is_Love_Pop-up_Book_Shop_Cafe_Walthamstowl of this story is that nowhere is sacred. Not HMV or any bookshop or sex shop. Sigh. But guys I know it’s hard talking to strangers but, you have to think what you’re going to reach for if your question is a bit of a dud. I’d suggest steering clear of star signs

You’re welcome.

© Chelsea Black

Chelsea Black is a writer. Romantically seeking her Fubo (future boyfriend) she often gets distracted by misadventures. She is currently working on her second book, first baby (sperm to be confirmed) and first real career. Chocolate and cocktails are food groups