posted Wed, 24 Oct 2007
At a friend’s, talking about how long men hold crushes:
SH: But unrequited love doesn’t last for years.
Me: Oh come on. How long did you carry a torch for Sally? (The woman he was crazy about in college and whom he visits, along with her third husband, when he goes to Dallas for work.)
SH: That’s different. Besides, I’m over her now.
Me: Men and boys can wait a long time to get what they want.
My friend, to her fifth-grade son: Will, how long have you liked Missy? [back to us] She’s adorable. He has good taste. I think he’s liked her since second grade.
Will [not even looking up from the game he is playing in the living room]: Since kindergarten.
My friend: Do you still like her?
Will [rolling his eyes]: Yes!
The end of the line
11 months ago