“Smooth Operator” was playing on the sound system as the man pretending to be suave tried to glide into the room. Joe had read every issue of GQ, Men’s Health, Esquire, and the Wall Street Journal. He assumed he was well dressed and well versed in any subject that might come up in conversation.
Thanks to the bartender, he was introduced to a beautiful woman. He immediately asked her to dance and he was glad he had practiced some Fred Astaire techniques.
Unknown to Joe, the woman was only an apparition and as soon as he maneuvered her into a darkened corner for a kiss, she disappeared.