Story part 1
- I've been holding back this story because of the razor-thin hope that
it might lead to something, but as it stands right now, that's not
I'm a fairly rational guy. I try to keep my feet firmly planted on
ground. I've tried to not get too hopeful or excited about stuff for
the fear of getting disappointed. And for the most part I've
Except in one crucial area.
Late november 2001. Airport. There's a ton of people milling around,
and since Southwest doesn't assign seats, I decide to just grab a
and sit in line for my boarding pass, even though it wouldn't open
hour. The main reason is so I can get my
usual seat [right side, window, near wing]. The explanation would
up a whole new letter.
I notice someone sitting in front of me. I assumed she was doing the
same thing I was, and didn't pay much attention. I wasn't until after
got our passes and moved to another line that I got a good look at
Now, I usually have a good memory. I pride myself on my ability to
remember the most inconsequential details, but all I can tell you is
she sort of reflected the light coming in the windows. She asked me
about the book I was reading and I mumbled
something or another. we then began talking, about what I couldn't
you even if you held a gun to my head. Why? Because during the entire
conversation, my brain transforms into British Intelligence, treating
every word she says like it was the German
Enigma code. At the same time, I'm treating every word I say like a
diplomat, making sure I give the right impression.
As we're talking, the person behind me asks my name. As it turns out,
she went to the same high school with me and begins to trade notes on
who's where and doing what. At this point, I couldn't care less about
old high school. Let me set the stage;
On one side, I've got an attractive young woman who has listened to
for almost an hour and has yet to find me repellent...
And on the other, someone I barely remember telling me about a period
of my life I would gladly forget forever.
While I didn't do anything overly rude, she got the message. Given
finally did happen, I might have made the wrong decision.
Tune in next time for the amazing and unbelieveable conclusion to
this epic story.
NOTE: the previous story or it's continuation is not amazing or