*not his real name
me: (sits innocently at architecture convention, waiting for beloved to finish something or other)
todd: (walks up to me and lurks in my line of vision)
me: how’s it going
him: (reverent silence) …I met someone
him: yeah. we’re going to hang out. i really like her.
me: well, that’s great.
him: yeah, she says she’s seeing someone…but she didn’t use the word ‘boyfriend’ so i think this could be good. i really like her. she’s young too.