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I got on a bus to head home, and as it rolled down the street, it stopped to pick up more passengers. On one of those stops, a girl got on, and I caught a look at her face. It was Lindsey, and I immediately got excited.
Lindsey and I were both involved in the same performing arts company. I always admired her skill and presence onstage, even at a young age. She had joined the company at the age of 18, but she had already built a reputation for her abilities. She was a professional, and her personality belied her age. She was subdued, almost stoic in how she held herself. She was perfectly friendly, just not the most effusive personality.
I got excited because I rarely saw her out in public, outside of rehearsal. I did not get very many chances to speak with her one on one, so I wanted to connect with her. “Lindsey! Hey, it’s Tony,” I said, “How are you?” She saw me, walked over, and sat next to me. I smiled broadly as she looked at me.
We chatted briefly. She said that she had come from a bar where she had a few drinks. I could tell that she was telling the truth because her speech was slurring slightly. This was unusual for her because I had not known her to drink often. She appeared to be in good spirits, and I was happy to see her and be able to speak with her.
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