My ex-girlfriend's birthday is coming up in a few weeks, so I decided to invite her to lunch. Neither of us have a car (ie. both of us were using the bus), and we decided to stay here in my small town, so our options were more limited. To make the schedules work out and still have enough time to enjoy the meal it was basically fast food or a restaurant like Denny's or whatever. I chose the much classier Eat'n Park.
I had no idea what to expect, but at least I felt comfortable... it was more like meeting a friend than an ex-girlfriend. Which, I guess, is what it was. So yeah. Anyway, so we hug and she gives me a kiss on the cheek and we go in, get seated, etc. She ordered breakfast, and I ordered a buffalo chicken wrap and a pepsi. We talked about this and that. I'm not much of a chit chatter. I'd love to talk about 4th century Christianity for hours, but I can't really carry much of a conversation when the subjects go into more "normal" territory. She knows that though, so there wasn't an issue there.
Afterwards we walked down to the store about a quarter of a mile away to do a bit of shopping before the bus came. At one point she asked where the women's section was, and we found it, and she started going down the underwear aisle. I was thinking maybe she'd just go straight through, but nope, she needed underwear. I jokingly said something like: "Underwear shopping with your ex-girlfriend. Nope, nothing awkward about this at all." I ended up buying her some as a Christmas present. I guess it was sort of strange to buy them since I will never see her in them, but oh well.
So we finished up our shopping, she got some coffee, had a smoke, we waited for the bus, etc. A couple hugs and such and it was goodbye. A very nice afternoon.