Monday, May 17, 2004

I'm too busy to be updating. But it's been such a strange day. a good good day in it's own way. except i'm worried i may have hurt my computer by hitting it before...the space button isnt very happy with me. but i digress...

i dont expect good things in the morning. certainly not at 8 in the morning on the bus to the army recruitment center (that's the lishkat ha'gius foreveryone keeping score at home). I've now gone there enough times to be compensated for my bus rides.

so no expectations. but that doesnt mean i dont notice the beautiful girl soldier that sits down across from me. doesnt mean i do anything about it either. if the bus hadn't been full i dont imagine we would have ended up saying anything to one another, since i was able to hide behind my book. But the bus was full, which means eventually i'll be getting up so someone else can sit down. Then it happened. And we both stood up at the same time. The old man took a seat, but that left one open. She insisted. I insisted better. She reached over to see what i was reading. I gave the explanation as to why i'd be reading it. We start talking. She's sweet. She's smart. Funny.

a homeless guy gets on the bus. the bus driver lets him on but yells at him for not having any money. her heart breaks. it's sincere.

the bus ends up stopping at the wrong place. she makes sure i get to where i need to be. she calls later to make sure i got there. we talk and i tell her i'll call when i get out.

i call to see if she wants to get some coffee. she's on the way to see her boyfriend. i thank her again, and we say goodbye.

i wait about five minutes. then i decide i have nothing to lose. i call again and she sounds surprised. "i know youre on the way to the boyfriends, so this is probably the last opportunity to talk to you, but still, or maybe because of this, i wanted to tell you that youre simply incredible. thanks again."


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