I went to the gym last night.
I don't often go that late. I usually go - when I do go - right after work at 5:00 pm or so. However, an overly long meeting that got longer by taking up a highly contentious issue right at the end, sent me home for supper instead.
Then guilt at not having worked out for several days took over, so off I went.
My routine/circuit takes about an hour so it was 10:00 pm as I left and headed to my car.
I hit the remote unlock, and just as I opened the door, the lights on a car at the other end of the parking lot flashed on briefly.
Hmm, I thought, he must have the same radio frequency as I do.
It took a moment for the brain cells to process the fact that his lights flashed after mine, that he was parked quite a long way away - possibly beyond radio range - and that the car was all by itself in that far corner.
Surely, he's not cruising, I wondered?
I have no idea whether he was or wasn't (and I'm assuming it was a he) but I am intrigued at the notion that someone might use that parking lot for nighttime assignations. It's regularly patrolled by campus police. He was parked right next to a major light, which doesn't strike me as meeting cruising standards but, then, I'm a naïf in such matters.
For the same reason I did not consider going over to "check him out", so to speak. What is the proper operating procedure in such circumstances?
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Curious nonetheless about the possibility that this was a known cruising spot, I checked out an appropriate website (or two) when I got home.
There was nothing there to support or refute the idea.
But I did find a report of another incident.
A young man looking for an older man whom he'd met a few months ago in the other university gym. That gym has a communal shower room unlike the one I use which has cubicles. Apparently the young man sprang a boner watching the older guy soap his d*ck. Sometime later (it was not specified), the older gave the younger a bj.
As I said, I am a naïf.
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No, Nicky, that's not a selfie! :-)
I can dream, though.