The Old Man Who Heard My Boyfriend Thinking

by Julie Lively

In the late 80's, I  often flew from Phoenix to Laguna Beach on the weekends with my boyfriend to visit his dad.  One day we were waiting for the light to change at a crosswalk on the main beach drag there (I can't remember the main street name).  When the light changed giving us the right-of way to cross the street, we passed an elderly man who said aloud to my boyfriend, "You look pretty cool too."

I asked Chris what that was all about, and he said while we were waiting at the crosswalk for the light to change, he saw that man all the way across the busy street also waiting for the light to change.  He had thought to himself, while waiting for the light to change, that the man looked pretty cool.