I didn’t stand up Janet; I don’t have the balls to do something like that. Janet was always one of the quiet kids in honors classes. Our last names are very close, so we sat next to each other and have little chats. We also sat next to each other at graduation. When the principal started announcing the names that begin with the letter “W,” Janet disclosed to me that she had a crush on me for a long time. I’m not a suave as John Cusack, so I stared at the floor and mumbled something. Graduation ended, and I never saw Janet again.
After watching Grosse Pointe Blank, I started thinking about Janet. Maybe she’s wondered about me too. Maybe she’s a sophisticated urbanite who lives in
Last year, I was excited to find Janet on Facebook. She lives in a
Perhaps if I hadn’t been so shy, I could have sent Janet down the path of a more interesting existence. Or she could have sucked me into the black hole of
My ten-year high school reunion is this year. I think I’ll pass.