997. She could only say "No"
© Bruce Goodman 3 July 2016
Hi. My name is Reece. With the Prom coming up there was this girl in my year called Cosima. And I was too scared to ask her to the Prom.
Way back on Valentine’s Day, Toby Washdyke sent her some roses. And I reckon he’d ask her to be his partner at the Prom before I plucked up the courage to ask. She noticed Toby Washdyke all the time, and hardly ever knew I was even there. I just had to ask her. That’s all. She could only say “No”.
So I did! I asked her! I was sweating like mad. I went straight up to her door where she lived and said “Cosima, would you like to go to the Prom with me?” and she said “Yes!” She said yes! yes! yes!
Well we went to the Prom, and next month our first great grandchild is expected! Imagine that! After fifty-two years.
“Excuse me,” said Cosima. “Was it Toby Washdyke who sent those roses? I always thought it was you.”