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06 September 2008 @ 07:28 am
The most important card I ever gave anyone...  
Nearly twelve years ago I decided to give this card to a co-worker, a fellow security guard working the alternate shift to mine. He had trained me for the post.

Dear David,

For the past few weeks I have been wanting to ask you out but I've been too shy and I also didn't want to make you feel awkward about working with me if you weren't interested (or were involved with someone already).

A couple of friends of mine have been encouraging me to go ahead...So here I am.

I admire your intelligence, your kindness and your sense of humor--and your absolutely gorgeous eyes.

Even if you are not interested in "dating" I would still like to spend time with you as a friend. I realize that neither of us has a lot of spare time (and complementary work schedules) so I'm not planning to monopolize your time or interfere with your studying in either case. I remember what school was like and I know it is your first priority.

I hope I haven't made you too uncomfortable. Certainly if you are not interested I won't say another word.

Respectfully yours,


I included a post-it note with my phone number. Little did he know the important role post-it notes play in my life! :)
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on September 6th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)

That's so sweet. It gave me chills. :)
Tapatitapati on September 6th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks, it gave me chills to write it! I agonized over that card! I really felt the pressure. It turned out the key phrase in the whole thing was the bit about his eyes--that whole line sure but it was the eyes and I almost didn't think to write about that. :)
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on September 6th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
Wow. :)
3treekisser: Hibiscus3treekisser on September 6th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
Same here! I got that woozy warm feeling that usually only happens with happy endings. :)
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on September 6th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
Hey you. I miss you.
3treekisser: Dandelion3treekisser on September 6th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
I still hover around TC, you know! :)
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on September 6th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
I haven't been there since the big blow up back in June.
3treekisser: Blubbery Seal3treekisser on September 7th, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
What big blow up back in June?!
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on September 7th, 2008 12:25 am (UTC)
Email me?
Tapatitapati on September 6th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Of course after the movie credits roll there is real life, bringing things like job loss, health problems, financial problems, and so on. Marriage can be wonderful but in the real world it also brings hard work and tense moments in addition to loving embraces and sweet words. (Just trying to bring a little truth to the advertising.) :)

Mari Adkinsmariadkins on September 6th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
What I'll never understand are the people who don't think relationships are "work". And then sit and bitch because they never can seem to keep one or can't figure out what's wrong with the one they're in, etc, etc. blah blah blah
Tapatitapati on September 7th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)
Yeah, I had a friend who just never thought any man was good enough, always could find fault...and I was thinking, "Well of course--and you aren't perfect either! News flash!" We had a falling out and several years later she died, having never found Mr. Right.
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on September 7th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
OH man. :(