Pretty Legs, Heels ... Short Dress Can Accomplish ... A Lot
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter
Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
We all filed out of the car. Damn! It had a flat tire. I was a girl of 15 ... very pretty, full of life ... good sense of humor ... and I have to say I was confident I ... could do anything.
That particular evening I was riding along in the car with my Aunt Ruby, and some of my cousins. Now, the tire was flat ... who was going to change it? I didn't know how ... neither did anyone else.
A vision came to my mind ... something I'd seen on a movie. In that moment ... I knew ... how that tire was going to get changed.
I began smiling ... my aunt asked me why was I smiling. I told her because ... I knew a way to get the tire changed. She wanted to know how ... I told her I would show her how. I was grinning like a possum.
I was glad I had on a beautiful, short dress ... heels. As a teenager, I was dressed to ... kill. I didn't even know the power I held ... as a young girl. I was learning.
I heard a car coming ... I told everyone to ... watch this! My aunt was smiling ... she just knew instinctively what I was going to do. After all ... she was a beautiful young woman ... so, was her four sisters. They all had beautiful daughters ... I was no exception.
I held my own ... I knew I was beautiful ... everyone told me so. People would come up to my young, beautiful mother, they would sing ... 'Mrs. Brown, you have a lovely daughter'. She was proud of me ... this was when no one realized she had a daughter. I had come back to live with her.
As a young girl ... it did go to my head. As I became older ... I learned ... pretty is as pretty does ... no matter how pretty someone is ... if they aren't good, kind ... doesn't matter how pretty they are.
I wasn't thinking of that now ... I meant to show my family I could get that tire changed. They all stood back laughing ... grinning, saying this was going to be fun!
I stepped up to the side of the road ... stuck one pretty leg clad in a high heel shoe out for the driver of the car to see. Not only that ... I had hiked the skirt of my dress up a little higher to get attention.
Oh my! It worked like a charm. That car slid from brakes being applied too fast. The driver stopped ... what a good-looking man! He was grinning ... I walked with my sexiest walk up to him ... asked him in a sweet voice if he could help us get that tire changed.
He wanted to change the tire ... and I stood near him ... I saw him peek at my pretty legs. I looked up to my aunt, cousins ... everyone was grinning. I carried on a conversation with the man as he changed it.
He finished up ... and I sincerely thanked him ... so, did everyone else. I got that tire changed ... and I never saw the good-looking man ever again. He seemed to enjoy changing our tire. I was very proud that I could get such a ... grown up thing ... done ... and I was only fifteen years old.
A young girl doesn't know the power she has in her hands, I'm glad I didn't ... some do know, come to a bad end. Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
Note by this Author:
I'm pretty sure that man knew what I was doing ... he went right along with me ... changed the tire. He liked me but ... I think he knew I was just ... too young. It was fun ... regardless.
Photo, true story owned, written by me ... Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.
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