About six years ago a new employee, Chip, came to work in my department. The first time I saw him I looked him over as any single woman looks over a guy.
Chip was NOT a good looking guy by anyone’s stretch of the imagination.
His light blonde hair was parted on the side and slicked over like Richie Cunningham on Happy Days. He had close set eyes and a thin nose that reminded me of an eagles beak. It curved sharply downward and was very pointy.
When the boss brought Chip around to introduce him to everyone he smiled and his teeth weren’t any better. A significant overbite combined with extremely crooked bottom teeth caused him to have a slight receding chin. Steve Buscemi was better looking than Chip.
As time went by I got to know Chip. He was very smart, had a kick ass sense of humor and the best stories. He had confidence for days and never let his lack of good looks get in the way of anything that he wanted to do.
While interning as an event planner in New York City he hobnobbed with celebrities and took up swing dancing. He won some competitions and was quite popular.
Chip is the kind of guy that the more you get to know him the more you admire him. He is charming, funny, sweet and a great conversationalist. The more I got to know him the more I liked him and the more attractive he became to me.
I won’t say that he became drop dead gorgeous in my eyes. I will say that his personality, charm and ability to have in depth, well thought out conversation or to make people laugh made him someone that I would have dated and been proud to be seen with.
Funny Girl knows Chip too and said the same thing.
Charm, wit, intelligence and respect went a long way for my having a mini-crush on Chip.
Too bad he was already married to a very lucky woman.
Chip left the company a few years ago and I haven’t seen or heard from him in a long time. I still smile whenever I think of him.