The Story of a Short-lived Coffee Shop Crush.

{insert that Jane Austen quote about girls' imaginations jumping from admiration to love to marriage here.}
  1. I meet a cute, nice guy.
    This never happens. Ever. I don't think I could articulate how rare it is.
  2. Hellooo, smile.
    👌🏼
  3. So polite.
    🤗
  4. Kinda charming.
    But not in a sleazy way.
  5. He seems interesting too.
    Like I can tell he doesn't lead a boring life just from a brief introduction.
  6. He gives me coffee.
    Okay so it's not just about me: we're all sampling this specially coffee he brought along. But giving me coffee is a fool-proof, one-step method to winning my love.
  7. And great with kids?!
    What can I say? This is an attractive trait. It just is.
  8. The bad?
    He's my boss's younger brother. My mouth says "hi hello nice to meet you". My heart says "😻". My brain says "don't be awkward- this is your boss's brother".
  9. Maybe this would be no big deal to some people.
    But you haven't met my boss.
  10. Don't flirt with boss's brother while he's standing next to boss. Don't flirt with boss's brother while he's standing next to boss. Don't flirt with boss's brother while he's standing next to boss.
    My mantra.
  11. My boss, his wife (my other boss), and their kid are all hanging out at the coffee shop having family time with his visiting [cute] brother.
    And I'm just over here thinking "how can my boss casually have such a cute brother? He should warn us about things like this." while I try not to spill all the coffees.
  12. Oh what's the other bad?
    ...
  13. He lives in Thailand.
    Literally on the other side of the world from where I live.
  14. 😑
  15. ✌🏼️