Honestly it was so out of the blue it took my brain a few seconds to work out what she'd said. Mike McCormick is an Executive Creative Director that was hired by the agency with great fanfare late last year. "Where did that come from?" I asked
"I have SUCH a crush on him. You should date him for me. He's single." It should be noted that she isn't single and has the cutest boyfriend ever, but boyfriend withstanding she went on to tell me that all the junior account girls have a massive thing for Mike and get really nervous when they have to talk to him about work.
"He barely remembers my name, but he's sooooo....." she mooned
It was with fresh eyes that I looked at Mike McCormick on the following Monday and yup...hot!! At least that day!! He's one of those people I go back and forth on dependent on what he's wearing. He's a silver fox no doubt, about the same age as me - cough almost 42 cough - but about a foot taller and broad shouldered enough to wear a checkered lumberjack style shirt with aplomb. It makes him look useful, like he could put up shelves that would actually stay up. I suspect that's probably false advertising given my experience of the average New York man's ability at home improvement type activities, but still he looks the part....sigh!!
Sent: 21 May 2013 18:12:20
I'm all aflutter over MM myself..mmmmm :)
You're right, He looks soo masculine but yet warm/homey. Like a sexy dad (someone else's obviously).
Totally crush worthy. Is he single for sure?
Sent: 21 May 2013 18:29:52
Ha ha that's hilarious. He does look like someone who would give you a good hug right? He's a very solid looking man, strong without being too muscular. I bet he could give you the kind of hug that would make you feel, for a moment at least, like everything is right with the world. No pressure Mike, I'm not expecting too much from your hugs ;-)
Apparently he is single. The reason I know this is because in February - I remember because it was her birthday - I coerced a colleague into letting me buy her a celebratory drink at the wine bar across the street from the office. When we arrived I noticed a man and a woman sat across from us at the bar They were sat at a respectable distance from each other initially, but as copious amounts of wine was consumed they became closer and closer and closer. It was very clear from their body language that they were interested in each other. I pointed them out to my colleague and told her I recognized the man from the agency and suspected it was Mike McCormick - I'd never worked with him, but I knew OF him given the fanfare around his hiring. I also knew where this guy sat, so the next morning I checked the name on the office door and yup...Mike McCormick. A few days later his name came up in conversation at a meeting with account and I relayed the goss that I'd seen him getting very close with a woman I also thought might be from the agency.
Kate: Ooooh tell us more, what did she look like
Me: Quite short, about my height, sort of blonde, mid length hair
Kate: That sounds like Kathryn K, was it her?
Me: I know the name, but I don't know what she looks like. I also don't know what the status of either one of them is, so I don't want to get anyone in trouble
Kate: She's the director of creative talent. It's okay if it's her, they are both single
Shows me a photo of Kathryn K on Facebook
Me: I think we have a winner
Who knows he could be dating Kathryn now, but let's pretend he's available. I need some positivity after my experiences with Arnold.