What should I say to a man, 16 years my junior, who has been working for me, doing auto repair, home repair, and general handyman stuff for a year now, who just told me of his love for me? I am dumbfounded! He did this by text actually, when I went out to pick up auto parts for a repair he was working on for me.
He started texting about how he couldn't keep his feelings to himself any longer and that I must know. Since then, he has waxed poetic all weekend, making remarks about my "breathtaking" smile. I didn't answer.
Friday, the day of the initial text, I told him that he felt like family. I don't like being put in a position whereby I must hurt his feelings, but it appears that I have no choice. I will see him today. I suppose that I will say that I don't share the same feelings and that will not change.