|i was in a good mood tonight on the way home from work. i was listening to a really
terrific song and quite uncharacteristically i was not feeling self-conscious, so i was
all squinty faced smiling, head a-bobbing, bashing along on the dashboard and steering
wheel as i waited for the light to change. i looked over to my right, still bopping, and
there was a girl in an old nova watching me. she smiled warmly and gave me a big thumbs
up. embarrassed at being caught (and bright red, i am sure) i smiled back and
exaggeratedly shielded my face from her and slunked down in my seat. we laughed. it was a
sweet little interchange. the light changed and she drove on.
now, this spring i made a solemn vow to myself that i wasn't going to be quite so timid in social situations (better to be certain about something than to drive yourself crazy wondering what might have been if only you had acted. life is hard and life is very very short, so be sure to take your chances when you get them. it is better to regret something you have done than to regret something you haven't done. and so on.). so, knowing that it was the only way i would get any chance to talk to her, i sped up and at the next stop light i smashed my car into hers.
ok, i didn't, but i kinda wish i had. now i can only wonder.
"so, how did you two meet?"