Radio Love Signals
It was a casual Monday evening at WNIA radio a few weeks before Halloween. I had my playlist for the day all made up and polished (for once), and there she was standing outside the studio window decorating. She looked as adorable as can be, and I tried to keep my cool…yeah, that didn't work.
She stood outside the studio window decorating for Halloween and occasionally she would come in and talk to me. I was trying to play it cool and not let on what I was really thinking. By doing that, I felt that I was coming off as cold and dismissive, which made me feel a little bad.
There was a point when I kind of felt like I was being given a sign. In my playlist for the day I had put the song “Fall For You” by Secondhand Serenade. It’s not a typical song for my Monday show. At one point in the song, I was standing outside of the window with her, she was putting up some pipe cleaner spiders and I was just looking at her as the song lyrics clearly resonated in my head, “Because tonight will be the night that I will fall for you over again.”
I was getting pretty nervous and I was getting a little panicked. Luckily, I kept myself together.
After my show, I decided to stick around and try to talk with her for a little bit. She sat down on the couches in front of the studio and I nervously joined her. We talked a bit about the station and some things that we wanted to get done, but eventually we ended up talking about ourselves; talking about life, our pasts, old relationships, you name it!
I was only expecting to talk with her for about an hour max, but she kept me talking for much longer…seven hours to be exact. That’s right, we sat together from 10 p.m. until about 5 a.m., just talking about anything and everything. I started to realize then that I was falling for her and that she might be falling for me.
It was like we suddenly were in sync and we kept talking back and forth casually. We discovered a lot of things that we have in common and it was becoming more and more clear to me that I needed to be with her.
I had a choice to make, to try to get her to go out with me, or to crawl back in a hole and not open up to her again. I was already so intoxicated by her smile and her enticing personality, so I went for it. It took a lot to get there, but eventually I got her to go out with me.
There is NO rule against dating your co-workers in the radio station, so I knew I was in the clear rule wise. It did, however, begin the lessons of what to do, and what not to do when dating a co-worker.