August 2, 2018
Glenda was being the perfect hostess. Though, she wasn’t dating anyone at the moment, she enjoyed throwing parties to hook up her friends up with potential love-mates, and this night she was busier than usual. Some had met and jelled, while others were still sorting it out. Meanwhile, her friend Jeanie was complaining loudly about Glenda’s choice for her. However, when the doorbell rang, a handsome stranger named Peter, invited by a friend, came through the door and walked into Glenda’s heart and Jeanie’s arms.
Before Peter could take off his hat, Jeanie was leading him by the hand, and introducing him around as if she’d known him for years. Though discombobulated by Peter’s presence, Glenda continued to refresh drinks, and prepare plates, as if she had not been struck dumb by this good looking guy.
For the first time, she resented Jeanie and her aggressive style, as she watched her monopolize the stranger as if he belonged to her. Glenda tried to maintain her hostess composure, but she was so nervous, she was shaking. She had never had a man affect her so, and she found it hard to concentrate on her other guests.
Suddenly, Glenda felt sorry for herself, as she tried to busy herself in the kitchen. She thought about how she was always matchmaking for her friends and no one had ever reciprocated. Suddenly, she was ready for the party to end, and for everyone to leave. However, when Peter walked into the kitchen and sat down to talk to her, she changed her mind.
It turned out that their mutual friend, who was unable to attend, invited him to meet Glenda, and he ended up talking to her for the rest of the evening. He stayed and helped clean up when everyone left. Jeanie left in a flux, and for the first time in a while, Glenda went to bed tired, but happy. They began dating and a year later, Peter proposed and Jeanie hosted the engagement party.