I love Anne Murray's song, "Can I Have This Dance." She has such a smooth voice and it's such a pretty song. Last Sunday, I think I heard it playing in the Memorial Coliseum concourse in Lexington.
Right before halftime I went to the ladies room. I spotted a drinking fountain across the concourse and as I walked toward it, I noticed two older men (late 60s?) standing next to it. One was around my height. The taller man walked up to me and asked how tall I was. He then asked, "Can I have this dance?" and proceeded to put his arms around me. I was a bit startled so I put my arms around him. Yes, I embraced a stranger in public. It didn't last long and he seemed nice; just a little strange.
Why is it that when an older man (or woman) says or does something it seems ok, but if someone much younger does it, it seems creepy? I guess that's something I can look forward to in my old age. Embracing younger men.