Written by BackroomLover
25 Sep 2012
Rescued from the Dragon's Den
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Part 1 - Lunch
It was my second call of the day. I was a rep working the Northwest of England. I lived near London so that meant I was on the road most of the time.
The building was an undistinguished two storey block on a small industrial estate on the edge of Blackpool. I parked my car in one of the customer bays and went in.
"I have an appointment to see Mrs. Green at midday" I said to the receptionist. While she made a phone call I signed in. "Someone will be down to meet you shortly" she said.
I sat down and waited for a few moments then a woman came down the stairs, gave me a beaming smile and said "I'm Shirley, Mrs. Green's PA. Would you follow me please"
Shirley was dressed in a rather drab business suit with her blonde hair up. She was attractive and had a good figure, a bit on the curvy side, but it was well hidden by her suit. She looked to be in her early 40s and had a rather frazzled look about her.
I followed her up the stairs and was shown into Shirley's office which was just outside Mrs. Green's. "Mrs. Green is just finishing up. I'll show you in shortly. Is there anything I can get you?" asked Shirley. I declined and we chatted about this and that for a few minutes. I then heard raised voices from Mrs.Green's office and moments later a terrified looking man emerged and ran out of the office. Mrs. Green also emerged white with rage and yelled at Shirley "I've just sacked that useless sod of an accountant. Prepare his P45 and get him shown off the premises". Shirley nodded agreement, also looking terrified, and then introduced me.
I followed Mrs. Green into her office and went through my sales spiel but it was obvious she wasn't in the mood to hear what I had to say. After about 20 minutes or so I made my excuses and went back out to Shirley's office followed by Mrs. Green. "Have you done what I asked?" she barked at Shirley. "Yes Mrs. Green" she replied.
"Well in that case you can go to lunch now. And don't be back late." and Mrs. Green went back into her office slamming the door.
I pulled a face at Shirley "Is she always like that?"
"Most of the time but I'm afraid but this is a particularly bad day"
I was ready for some lunch myself so I asked "Where's a good place to get some lunch around here and would you like to join me as I think you need a break?"
"Thank you I'd love to get out of the office. There's nice pub just down the road but she meant it about not getting back late" said Shirley.
"OK I promise I'll get you back in time". We drove to the pub which was less than 5 minutes away and I ordered a couple of drinks and some sandwiches.
We sat at a table in a quiet corner and as we chatted she began to relax a bit and some of the frazzled look I saw earlier began to lift. After a while we were laughing and joking and her face became animated and lively making her much more attractive, Having noticed my wedding ring (and me hers) she asked me how my wife coped with me being away so much and I explained that we had nearly split up a couple of years ago after we had both had affairs. We had talked it over and decided that we'd try an open marriage and to our surprise it had worked. I asked about her husband and she said that the passion had gone from the marriage and her husband just lived for beer and football.
I kept an eye on the time and made sure that we left the pub in good time to get Shirley back to the office as I didn't want to get her into trouble with the dragon. On the way back I asked her if she would like to join me for dinner that evening and if so could she recommend a good restaurant. She asked where I was staying. "That hotel's got a new restaurant that's had good reviews and yes I'd love to have dinner with you. Shall we say 7pm in the hotel bar?".
"What about your husband?" I asked. "Tonight his team is playing in Europe so he'll be straight down the pub after work and won't be home till midnight".
I went to give Shirley a peck on the cheek as I dropped her off and was delighted when she turned her head so I kissed her on the lips and she poked her tongue into my mouth. When she got out she gave me a wicked smile and a wink.
As I drove off to check in at the hotel I wondered what I had let myself in for.