Jason is your typical average guy with an ordinary job. He is an efficient pizza delivery boy at night and a bus driver in the morning. Life has always been hectic and he barely had time for anything else. Except for Mary, of course. Oh, he could go on and on about her!
Jason first met Mary twenty years ago when she joined his sixth grade class. She was cute and full of energy. All through school, he would keep staring at her and that's why he did so badly in studies. He never went to college nor had an ambition in life. That's why his friends call him a loser. He is going to change all that, or so he thought.
Jason came to know from a friend that Mary was in town, and he decided that it's now or never. He had just turned 31, and his folks were pestering him to get into a relationship. He had to claim the love of his life.
But how should he express his love for her? He had a lot to tell and knew that a simple phone call won't do. And he was too shy to go before her. So he settles for the old-fashioned method of writing a love letter.
Do you remember me? I'm Jason, the boy who used to sit two desks behind you in school.
You lit my life from the moment I saw you. And I can't take you off my mind ever since.
Do you remember our time in school? I used to keep staring at you through the day. I also wished you would notice me. Sometimes, I could sense that you were smiling at me too but I was too shy to actually understand.
Remember the time you dated Kevin? I used to accompany him to the beach or park whenever you guys met. And then I waited by the trees admiring the way you laughed and talked. Oh, you were so beautiful. If only I had the courage to speak to you then!
Remember the scented note Angela gave you? I had written that message and it was from the bottom of my heart.
I did remember talking to you once. But all that came out of my mouth was gibberish. I'm sorry about that.
I remember the day you left for college. I was there too.
Are you still single? I would like to meet you if you are willing. Can we have dinner together next week?
I'm eagerly waiting for your reply.
P.S. Can I have your email id or phone number?
Mary was shocked to receive this letter and decided to write right away.
You are a total idiot.
I remember our time in school. You kept staring at me and I actually admired the attention. I always looked back lovingly at you too but all you could do is hide under your desk. In fact, you always hid or turned to another friend whenever I tried talking to you. Why did you avoid me so much in class?
I do remember Kevin. He used to be your best pal and that's the only reason I dated him. I wanted to be near you. I was fully aware that you would accompany him wherever he goes. Whenever I tried talking to you, you kept hiding behind the bushes pretending that you were peeing. How long does a boy take to pee? Didn't you see me ignoring Kevin and calling out to you? But you kept on peeing on every tree and bush you could find. Shameful!
I remember the note sent through Angela. Why didn't you write your name on the note? I realized it was you only when I spotted you staring awkwardly at me from a distance. I called you then too but you just walked away.
I remember talking to you once. You did not speak gibberish that day. You actually asked me out for a movie. I was so happy that you finally opened your mouth. My joy turned to sadness very soon. I waited for 3 hours at the movie theater but you never showed up. It was pouring that day and I was fully drenched when I reached home. You sure do know how to break a girl's heart, don't you?
I remember the day I left for college and I saw you behind the tree again. Did you see me waving goodbye to you? You just turned away again.
I still am single and happy with my life. Frankly speaking, I do not wish to get involved with a man who doesn't know how to express himself. Do you even know how to handle a relationship?
P.S. I have an email id and a phone number but I will not share them with you. From what I know of you, I will start getting blank calls and stupid emails. I can't take that risk.
Jason never dreamt of Mary again.
Moral of the story: Be a man. Never hide your feelings for a woman.
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