“Look at me” said Jenna as she held what’s left of her strawberry cosmo. She’s in a bar, it’s a Saturday night, it’s pretty packed. Her friends have all shuffled off to various corners talking to potential suitors, she’s left there with Mindy who’s just a swig away from passing out.
Jenna stares longingly just 6 feet away at this guy, who looked like Harrison Ford and James McAvoy put in a blender. Jenna doesn’t know his name but she’s seen him here pretty much every weekend, enough to develop a strong crush on him.
“Just fucking go over there and talk to him” Mindy blurted out.
“That’s not how it’s done” Jenna replied.
“How is he even going to know you’re interested if you’re just oggling him from the sidelines, you gotta put yourself out there and make your move!”
She walks over to him, sets her drink down at the bar and casually stands beside him. He takes notice and they have a fleeting look at each other’s eyes.
“Hi” he says.
“Hey” she replies. “I like your tie”
they would go on to have a nice long conversation with bouts of incessant flirting. She would find out that he likes football, he’s in graduate school, enjoys Jazz and is single. Her friends would then want to leave and she would go with them but not before asking to borrow his phone. In which she puts her number for him to call ‘sometime’. They smile at each other as she leaves the bar.
Three days later he would call and ask her out on a date. They would go to a showcase of his favorite band where they would continue what they started. She would get to know more about him and he’d get to know her. They’d end the date in front of her house where a goodnight kiss would be in order and oh what a kisser he would be.
“Well?” Mindy asks “Are you going to go over there?”
They’re still in the bar. Jenna’s still just standing there with her drink looking at him. The guy starts talking to another girl.
“Are you ready to go?” Jenna asks Mindy.
“Will you drive?” Mindy replies.
“Yeah. Let’s go.”