A few weeks later, my roommate Charlie and I were
eating dinner at a Chinese restaurant. I shared this story about
Ted's fortune cookie prediction and his subsequent engagement.
Just then, the waiter brought over our post-meal fortune cookies.
Charlie laughed at the coincidence as we opened our cookies.
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Not long afterward, my classmate Brian said he wanted to introduce me to a young woman named Susan Maready. I was sure I'd heard that name before but couldn't remember how or where. Since Brian was married, and therefore I wouldn't be breaking my "rules" about being fixed up by single guys, I accepted his offer to meet Susan.
Susan and I spoke on the phone and planned a bike ride and a cookout.
Then, the meeting came and as soon as I saw her, my heart started beating hard and wouldn't stop. Her large green eyes did something to me I couldn't explain. But somewhere in me, I knew that it was love at first sight.
After that wonderful evening, I remembered that this hadn't been the first time someone tried to fix me up with Susan. It all came back to me. Her name had been popping up all over the place for a long time. So the next time I had a chance to talk to Brian alone, I asked him about it.
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He squirmed and tried to change the subject.
"What is it, Brian?" I asked.
So I did.
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