Carine Hartman
Chief sub-editor
2 minute read
20 Nov 2021
6:00 am

Taking a bullet for flirting

Carine Hartman

“I like you as a friend, you are cheerful and intelligent, but I am afraid we are not compatible."

The no when it came was stark: “I like you as a friend, you are cheerful and intelligent, but I am afraid we are not compatible. I was trying to be polite to fend you off last night. I hope you find the right man to spend time with. Best wishes…” Wow. “That coffee is never going to happen as I’m moving to Timbuktu” would have rubbed the salt in better. I mean, I wasn’t exactly looking to get married. I just liked your Greek nose, darling. And the drama queen in me kicked in when I saw how the...