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August 29, 2018

It was a Friday night and Carla was in no hurry to go home.  She decided to stop and eat at a small restaurant on the beach, where she loved the food and to sit at a table near the window.  She wanted to people-watch and there was no better seat in the house.   It was a warm summer night and as she sat watching couples go by holding hands, she wished she was walking on the beach in the balmy air.  She imagined herself strolling along with a special someone, but there hadn’t been anyone in awhile.


When Sam entered the restaurant ten minutes later and sat down, he immediately loosened his tie.  It had also been a long day for him and he was in no hurry to head home to an empty apartment.  As the restaurant began to get crowded, Sam and Carla were the only two people sitting alone at two different tables.  When the waiter spotted this, he asked if they’d mind sharing a table, so that a party of four could be accommodated.   When Sam spotted Carla and noticed how attractive she was, he moved over to Carla’s table eagerly, as he was glad for the company, but Carla was embarrassed and hesitant about having him share her table.  Though, he was a good looking guy, she hated to be viewed as dateless on a Friday night, but she relented.   However, as soon as Sam sat down, he had her talking and laughing, and before the night was over, they ended up walking on the beach holding hands, and four months later they became engaged.

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