Note to the mods: this thread is a poll of sorts, I think, but if it’s too pointless, feel free to punt it over in that direction.
Over in the [thread=388198]thread about guys and their crushing behavior[/thread],
I think a lot of people have memories like that. Anyone want to share?
I’ll go first.
Three years ago, almost exactly, I was riding the BART into San Francisco with a friend of mine, and a girl sat down in the seat in front of us. I don’t remember why exactly, but we started talking. Her name was Melody, and she imprinted herself quite distinctly in my mind. She was going to a friend’s party, wearing a fairy shirt and (I think) a hemp necklace. She was studying at the cullinary academy had her big case of cooking knives with her. After she stayed on one extra stop to talk with us more, I invited her to check out the street fair with us, but she had to go, and I scrawled my email address on a scrap of paper in case she wanted to talk more. She said she would, and we went in our separate directions.
I never heard from her again.
For two weeks I was kicking myself for not getting her phone number, and I started the habit of carrying a pen and paper around, but other than that I shrugged it off. That’s life, yes? Maybe the paper got smudged out of readability, or maybe she lost it. Probably she just wasn’t interested. C’est la vie, no big deal.
Except that every year, right around this time, I’ll stop and wonder how she’s doing. There’s no real reason behind it. I only knew her for twenty minutes, after all. She struck me as a very intelligent, very well-grounded sort of person, so I’m sure she’s doing pretty well for herself.
But there it is, every year, Hmm, I met Melody about this time a couple years ago. She was cool. I liked her. I wonder how she’s doing?
Do you have any people like that?