She wasn’t a woman accustomed to compliments. They were for peacocks and starlets. She was too intelligent for such obvious attempts to distract her with sexual congress.
So, when he told her that her eyes shined brighter than any girl he’d ever seen, she frowned in confusion, looked around the busy room, and delivered a line she’d once heard spoken on a comedy:
‘Your unwillingness to accept empirical evidence suggests an attempt at flattery.”
His mouth flolloped, but his larynx remained silent. This continued for three seconds before he turned and slouched away.
She regarded this as a pity, as his genes suggested that their coupling may have had a good chance of producing strong stock.
By the time she was offered another compliment her body clock’s battery was flat.
She, however, had a cat, therefore thanked the gentlemen, before hobbling home to open a tin of tuna.