Friday, 14 September 2018

Bridge of Spies

Well that was how it felt to me before I made the exchange. A handover really, not an exchange because the other party had already completed their side of the deal (paying) and all I had to do was pass an unmarked package across. It was ridiculous that I should be nervous about it but I was and actually nearly called it off but P persuaded me not to and apologised for winding me up.

All I was doing was delivering some of my implements to a customer who'd asked if they could collect from me instead of waiting for the delivery service. He explained he lives in the same county and I could see from his address that he was not far from our local town, which I visit several times a week, so I agreed and we set a time and place which was a large store with easy parking.

Now all that seems straightforward. But then my husband got wind of it and started pulling my leg about secrecy and identity, and should I wear a red carnation or something like they do in old spy movies, or leave the package next to a designated waste bin etc etc. I told him to shut up and stop being silly. Then the BBC showed some clips from an investigative programme they'd done, where journalists posed as purchasers to expose some dodgy number plate sellers, catching them on camera and broadcasting it. P said what about if they're looking into the kinky sex industry, exposing participants, looking to ask questions on camera, what would I do then? I told him not to be so ridiculous. Then he said better make sure there's nobody hanging around with cameras before you approach. I knew it was stupid and highly unlikely and there's nothing illegal in what I do anyway but....the publicity I would never live down.

So the morning of the 'exchange' I was nervous and P could see it. He told me not to stress out, it was just a bit of fun and there was nothing at all wrong with what I was doing. He even offered to deliver for me but I wouldn't let him so he said he'd at least come into town with me so he'd be nearby. We were early and I had to visit a card shop so I did that first, P went off on his own. When I left the card shop and made my way over to the store I was still nervous, then my phone rang. It was P, he'd spotted my customer exactly where we'd agreed to meet, perfectly normal looking, nobody else hanging around, no problem. I hadn't expected that and it relieved me, I entered the store and spotted my customer right away, he also spotted me because of the package I was carrying and we both smiled, he took possession, thanked me and was off. My phone went again, it was P, he was across the other side of the store, he'd been watching. He was at my side before I'd put my phone away and we walked back to the car.

"You didn't tell me you were going to do that," I said.

"You didn't think I was going to let you expose yourself to some stranger on your own, did you?" And he patted my bum.

"Bastard," I said. "Nice one though but I wish you hadn't wound me up. I think I'll stick with Royal Mail in future." 

Have a fun weekend.



an English Rose said...

Hi Ronnie, You are brave. I would have let my hubby go and be the one who got caught!
love Jan, xx

Yorkie69 said...

Intrigue. Suspense. Comedy. Well told indeed. Maybe you could write the next Johnny English movie?


PK said...

Husband do like to tease us and get us wound up at times don't they. Though I think the slight worry and tension can be a little fun in itself. Glad the hand-off went well.

Roz said...

Hi Ronnie,

I love this! I think I would have let P make the delivery too! What a rotter winding you up like that lol. Love how he had your back the whole time.


Boosghost2 said...

That was a great read! I can relate so well. Thanks

Minelle Labraun said...

Lol, I’m with Jan!
P’s a gem! He always takes care of you!

Leigh Smith said...

Love how P handled this. Such a cute couple.

morningstar said...

OHHHHHHHH you have no idea how much this post made me smile this morning..... P sounds like a keeper to me :) even if he does wind you up LOL

Rosie Jones said...

Oh, you’re braver than I am, Ronnie, I don’t think I could have made the handover by myself. Bit of a meanie P not telling you he had your back but so glad to know that he did. He is a tease.
Have a lovely weekend.
Rosie xx

Meredith Malloy said...

You are one brave woman. I would have chickened out.
Have fun next week. I will be thinking of all of you.

Eric51 Amy49 said...

Ronnie, This has the making of a whole ttwd underground spy adventure movie. Your third book! :)

QBuzz said...

This is like the beginning of a classic spanking story! Though there I suspect the implement would be 'tested' on the deliverer's bottom...

Fondles said...

OH sneaky sneaky sneaky! I love it. If it were me, i'd have let the bloke do the exchange while I sat safely in the car :)

But hurray P! What a hero!

ronnie said...

Jan - I'd be happy to do it again. Thanks.

Yorkie - LOL. If I wrote it no one would go and see it but thank you.

PK - Yes it certainly can be fun. Thanks. Hope all's well your side.

Roz - I was happy after knowing he was there just in case. Thanks.

Boosghost. Kind of you to say. Thanks.

Minelle - I couldn't let him do it but he would have. Thanks.

SG - He does wind me up something rotten. Thanks.

Morningstar - Happy it gave you a smile. Thanks.

Rosie - Brave, yes I suppose it was now thinking about it Thanks..

Meredith - I nearly did. We intend too:) Thanks.

Amy - LOL could be a good one. Thanks.

QBuzz - Yikes, no thanks:)

Fondles - I never thought of that:) Thanks.


Hermione said...

Ronnie, you do realize that your transaction has been captured on a security camera, don't you? Sorry, been watching too many police dramas. How brave you are!


ronnie said...

Hermione - LOL. I hope not. Thanks.