I thought he was only interested in friendship. Then he said, “I like your shoes. Are those new?”

A few days later he said, “Those pants look good on you. Those are my second favorite , after the black ones.”

My theory is that, unless I’m wearing red leather trousers with flames up the legs and/or buttless chaps, a straight man who has favorite pants is up to something fishy. A man who has a runner-up favorite pair of pants and comments on my shoes…maybe I’m wrong about the straight thing.

2:06 p.m.