Sherri’s doorbell rang, announcing the arrival of her blind date. Her weekends were usually filled with work, but she was going on a date with her friend’s work buddy this weekend.
She grabbed her purse off the couch and opened the door. Her date stood at the door, he wore a pair of black pants and a blue-coloured shirt. He was tall, dark-skinned and handsome, exactly the type she wouldn’t go for because he looked like someone who would break her heart.
“Hi.” She said nervously.
“Hi, Sherri?” He asked in a deep masculine voice.
“Yes,” She nodded
“You look great.”
“I’m Tola Wilson. It’s a pleasure to meet you.”
“Nice to meet you too,” Sherri replied.
Sherri’s phone rang out; she glanced down at the phone and saw her boss’ name on the screen.
Sherri was tempted not to take the call, but her work was more important to her than a date that might not turn out well.
“Excuse me; I need to take this call. Please come in and have a seat.”
Sherri went into her bedroom to take the call. Her boss informed her that she was about to send an important document to her. Sherri would go over them and revert within an hour. She headed to the living room to tell her date they couldn’t leave immediately. Her phone rang out again, but this time, the caller was her sister. She answered the call, wondering if the night would get any better.
“Hello, are you happy now?” Bisola yelled.
“What’s going on?” Sherri asked, perplexed.
“I received an email from HR this evening. I have been transferred to the branch in Ikoyi. Did you have anything to do with it?”
Sherri sighed with relief, “No and you should be grateful; I guess Adenike has discovered the last name on your resume is same as mine. I wonder how she missed it in the first place; Adenike is smart, you should be thankful.”
Sherri ended the call and returned to her living room.
“Tola, something just came up. I’m sorry but its work related.” Sherri explained, “I have to turn in some work within an hour.”
“It’s fine, we can order takeout and have our date right here.” He grinned at her.
She stared at him in shock, “Are you sure you don’t mind?”
“No, I don’t. I’ve had to work overtime in the past. Go do your work while I order something for us. What would you like to have?”
“Great. I like pizza.” His lips curved into a charming smile.
“By the way, what can I offer you? Water? Juice?”
“A glass of water is fine.” Tola pulled out his phone from his pocket.
She got him a glass of water before she went into her room to work on the document her boss sent her. By the time she was done, it was almost 10pm. the assignment had taken longer than she expected, but she had turned it in.
Sherri went back into her living room and was shocked to see that Tola hadn’t eaten. He was waiting for her.
She had hastily judged him because of his looks. Next time, she wouldn’t judge someone based on their looks.
“Hey Tola, I’m sorry I took longer than expected.”
“It’s nothing. Did you turn it in?”
“Yes.” She smiled.
They got to know each other better over dinner.
Tola was a cool guy, and he had a great sense of humour, Sherri couldn’t take her eyes off him, and she couldn’t stop the thoughts running through her head. She liked this guy.
He had earned another date.