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The Dating Chronicles

The Watcher

November 8, 2018

While attending a wedding reception with friends, Marianne was asked to dance, by a guy who had been receiving a lot of whispered ridicule at her table because he was extremely overweight.  He had asked all of the women at the table to dance, but all had refused except Marianne.  Marianne never participated in such unkind behavior, and seized the opportunity as a way to voice her disapproval.  She smiled and accepted his hand while her friends all sat there with their mouths open.  When she came back, she ignored their comments and accused them all of being snobs.

Shortly thereafter, as they all sat staring and admiring a guy standing on the other side of the room, who they agreed was fine enough to fight over, the object of their admiration came over and asked Marianne to dance.  It turned out his name was David, and he explained to her that he had been watching her and the behavior of her friends all evening as guys came over to ask them to dance.  He mentioned how impressed he’d been with her beauty and the manner in which she handled all the male attention.  Soon, they began dating to the dismay of her girlfriends and nine months later they became engaged.


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