As my new colleague became to mention the names of ladies he had slept with in our office complex, I became perplexed when he got to number 20. Some of the names he mentioned were hard for me to believe. I had known some of those ladies for about a year and they looked too decent for a guy like him (no insults intended).
“Was it a one night stand or an ongoing thing” I enquired. The guy laughed and said I wouldn’t understand. For a moment, my faith in human decency reduced a bit and I realised that I had formed the habit of trusting decency based strictly on modest looks and manner of speaking.
In my mind, I began to wonder what those ladies saw in my colleague that made them to “submit” in numbers to his lustful desires. He definitely won’t win a “Mr World” macho contest but he was soft spoken and had a good demeanour. “Is that enough for a woman to have a sexual fling with a married middle-aged man? What has the world become? This guy spent few years in this office complex before he was transferred and was able to sleep with about twenty corporate and not-so-corporate ladies”.
Going through the list, I could believe some; some of those ladies were regular candidates for “the boys”. Ever available to have sex with anyone colleague that was interested. But there were other ones I could not imagine would be so adventurous to have gone that far with my colleague.
For perspective sake, I went to work in a Country for a few years; I was in Sales. It’s always been said that Sales guys are promiscuous (that was the joke then) but I didn’t know how bad the habit was. My first few months in the new Country made me appreciate the fine line between being a good Salesman and promiscuity (a long story for another day); but most guys did it moderately.
Each time the subject of promiscuity came up, a name used to be mentioned for his sexual escapades; people doffed their hats to him. That name was this colleague of mine. People said, “he loved the women and the feelings were mutual”. He spent about four years in the territory; he was transferred few months before I arrived.
Over the following two years, as I went about my Sales duties, I interacted with many ladies within the office complex. I was a friendly and charming guy (let me blow my horn a bit, “lol”), so I knew most of the ladies by name. I liked the modest and corporate ones but there were others who would put themselves in your face as if they were the latest BMW you must test-drive.
There was this particular lady that was on my case; she wanted me so badly as if there was a prophesy for her that all was going to be well with her if she slept with me. Thankfully, I refused to succumb to her temptations.
Few years into my stint in the Country, my colleague was temporarily moved back to my territory; that was I got the chance to ask him about his sexual escapades. He lived up to the billing; he gladly recounted the stories and reeled out the names.
I was so surprised to hear the names of three ladies that I had to probe further. These ladies were some of the model women in the office complex from my perspective. Whatsoever made them to venture into what they did with my colleague is still a surprise to me; but then what is my business?
It should be noted though, I had other model women in the office complex that were not on the list. My colleague tried to get to them but there were not interested. I guess their actions enhanced my confidence in human decency again.