Love at first sight? Is it real? Well, both Red and I think so. Here’s why:
Kathy: There’s no question in my mind that love at first sight is real. It happened to me.
Red: Me, too. Mac knocked me off my feet the minute he opened his mouth.
Kathy: Well…yeah. That’s because the same thing happened to me.
Red: What do you mean?
Kathy: Come on, Red. You do know that you’re a character, right? I mean, at least half of what happens to you has happened to me.
Red: Are you saying that my immediate attraction – it was way more than that by the way – was written into Red Mojo Mama because you had the same experience?
Kathy: Of course, dear girl.
Red: Really? Tell me about it.
Kathy: Well, Pete (my late husband) and I both worked at Yellow Cab – Pete as a safety director and me as a dispatcher. My first night on the job Pete walked by me, said hello in that deep basso voice and that was all she wrote. I fell right then and there. And I fell hard.
Red: What happened next?
Kathy: I chased him until he caught me! (chuckling) Oh, baby – I had a thing for red even back then. The next day I went out and bought me a white suit that I wore with a red polka dot blouse and very high red heels. That night, I timed my need to walk out of dispatch office just right (we had surveillance cameras even then) and nailed him with a killer smile.
Red: Did it work? I mean the killer smile and all.
Kathy: We got married four months later. (proudly chuckling again) Yeah, I’d say it worked.
Red: Cheers to love – at any sight! Oh, and I suppose that’s why I have a pair of hot red heels too?
I just grinned meaningfully and raised my Bloody Mary to hers for a clink of our glasses. Two redheads with a similar past!