Downshire Diary – (87) In the Club
Brian Myers was a thrice married and thrice divorced retired gentleman of leisure, 55 years of age and everything still in full working order, and he divided his time equally between the Lily Green Hollows Golf Club and the Sharpington Head Yacht Club.
Whichever venue it was he could normally be found in the bar or the restaurant and he was seldom alone, because he was a social animal.
Maureen Godfrey was in her late 40s and was a hardworking waitress at the Golf Club and was well aware of Brian’s foibles as she had been on the receiving end of his wit and charm on more than one occasion.
“Good afternoon ladies” she said addressing the two 50 somethings, Helen Cork and Katrina Last, sitting either side of him.
“And gentleman” she added in a tone that made it perfectly clear that she didn’t thing he was one.
“It’s nice to see you keeping such respectable company for a change” she continued then to the ladies again she added
“I hope he’s not leading you astray, he has such a lot of bad habits”
Helen blushed and Katrina gave him a knowing smile.
Maureen then gave him a look that said just stick with the old birds and behave yourself until I get off duty.
What she didn’t know of course was just how badly the two respectable old birds would have liked to behave with him had he given them and encouragement.
Katrina was at that very moment playing footsie with him underneath the table and Helen was fidgeting uncomfortably in her seat as she wondered what she had to do to catch her man.
What neither of them were aware of however was that Brian had eyes only for Maureen so after a very nice lunch in very pleasant company he decided to head for home to Highfinch and had a long afternoon nap to recharge the batteries before he got ready to spend the evening with the lovely Maureen when he intended to ask her to be the fourth Mrs. Myers.