Even though Martha Karlsson is not a morning person, the best part of her work is the mornings, specifically from 7:30 to 8:00 AM.
Like yesterday morning, Martha woke up this morning hoping… “Today is the day!” She prepared breakfast while singing her favorite song. She ate it up. She was extremely careful her make-up, blond hair, and company uniform looked perfect. She got to work. Her job as a receptionist makes her the first one at the firm. She is the face of the company, and Martha knows it. That’s why she checks her make-up, blond hair, and uniform in the mirror every now and then, when possible.
But, from 7:30 to 8:00 AM, her make-up, blond hair, uniform, and loving smile belong to one and only one person: Mr. Pérez, the CEO. Not because Mr. Pérez is the CEO, or has a Ph.D., or has a mansion, or has an expensive sports car, or is, according to her, the most handsome man in the huge building, but because he is a good person, ergo, the perfect husband for her, the one God created for her.
And Mr. Pérez has noticed Martha Karlsson, her loving smile, her perfect look, and her eyes, especially, Martha’s eyes. He thinks Martha Karlsson suits his life perfectly. Not because Martha is, according to him, the most beautiful woman in the huge building, or seeks excellence in every task she’s asked to do, or expresses herself properly and intelligently, or can contribute to conversations with a fine sense of humor, but because she is a good person, ergo, the perfect wife for him, the one God created for him.
Any minute, from 7:30 to 8:00 AM, Mr. Pérez arrives.
“Good morning, Martha!”
“Good morning, Mr. Pérez!”
That’s the dialogue both allow themselves to say every morning; they’re too shy to reveal their feelings.
However, a sudden desire took control of Martha… today is the day!
“I just… wish… you… an excellent day, sir.”
“Thank you, Martha. Have a great day!”
Four eyes met… maybe tomorrow will be the day.