I think she was flirting. I’ve probably read this story hundreds of times and yet I never saw it until just recently. But I honestly think she was flirting.
I was never much of a flirt. Not that I didn’t want to be, in my day, but I just didn’t know how to do it. I was horrible at it. Just ask my husband. Because of my lack of skills in the flirtatious banter between boy and girl, he almost didn’t ask me out. Fortunately he persevered and eventually found out what a wonderful woman I am, but it was no thanks to my charm.
But I know flirting when I see it. And this woman was flirting.