to even speak to someone who looks like you.
But on the other hand, should that be your problem?
So life's kind of hard all around.
Not if you pay attention.
You're sending all the right signals:
No earrings, heels under two inches, your hair is pulled back...
wearing reading glasses with no book, drinking a Grey Goose martini...
which means you had a hell of a week and a beer just wouldn't do it.
If that wasn't clear enough...
there's always the "fuck off" that you have stamped on your forehead.
Who'd believe there's a man out there that can sit by a woman he doesn't know...
and genuinely be interested in who she is, what she does, without his own agenda?
I wouldn't even know what that would look like.
So what would a guy like that say?
He'd say, "My name is Alex Hitchens and I'm a consultant."
But she wouldn't be interested in that...
because she'd be counting the seconds until he left.
Thinking he was like every other guy.
Which, life experience has taught her, is a virtual certainty.
But then he'd ask her name and what she did for a living...
and she might blow him off.
Or she might say...
I'm Sara Melas. I run the gossip column at the Standard.
And then he'd ask all these penetrating questions about her...
because he was sincerely, if atypically, interested.
No? - He'd be interested.
But he'd see that there was no way...
he could possibly make her realize that he was for real.
Well, he could be funny and charming and refreshingly original.
Don't you hate it when that happens? - Not really.
They'd both probably go on to lead the lives they were headed toward.
My guess is they'd do just fine.
It's a pleasure to have met you, Sara Melas.
Grey Goose martini from the gentleman who just left.
I hope you didn't place another stamp on the letterthat it would not cover up the address.
We use these when protesters head toward soldiers to push them back.
Please fill in the blanks with the proper words
1.So how can you ______ ______ on all of this free travel?
2.Day before yesterday, I entered the school, ______ ______.
1.In no case will they look on passively.
2.Poverty depresses most people,in the case of my father it was otherwise.