Why oh why do I attract them? From as far back as I can possibly remember I have attracted the attention of many a sleazy retiree. It came in handy during my years as a waitress, boy did I milk some of them for tips. But since taking my hiatus from the hospitality industry, this ability to catch all the old geezers has become a bit of a burden.
So, to sum up this adventure:
I am too nice for my own good.
I like to think the best of people (and in old men this includes them not being dirty sleaze balls!).
I need to avoid crazy tourists near the train station.
I can always find a way to get a free coffee.
After prying myself from him (he insisted on walking away with me so he could catch his train that was leaving in....an hour?) I walked past the waiter as he gave me a little chuckle and an understanding look that said "I am so sorry you had to put up with him."
Edit: I forgot to mention (perhaps I've repressed it already) his multiple attempts to lean over the table and plant a big smooch on my lips. I successfully avoided such come-ons by violently turning my head the other way and explaining in the simplest English I could muster that "I am very happy with my husband and do not kiss other men." In hindsight, the whole ordeal was both one of the most humiliating and comical times in my life.