July 2, 2017
When you meet a friend or acquaintance's other for the first time, there comes a moment when every dutiful woman will ask the requisite question:
"So, how did you two MEET?"
And the way in which the person answers this question tells you SO MUCH about how they see the partnership in general -- doesn't it?
These days, you are as likely to receive a one-to-four-word response as you are to hear the proper story.
"At a bar," they'll say, or "through a mutual friend."
Or increasingly, with a pre-emptive nod toward the missing story of wonder and meaning and can-you-even-believe-it serendipity: "On Tinder."
But sometimes... you get a real gem, from a great storyteller, who -- everyone can tell -- feels like the luckiest guy on the block.
Like this one.