Curiosity Killed – Marissa

“I’m going to see a movie. Come with me.”

“What? I don’t even know you.” She smiles.

“My name is on the credit card in your hand. Now you know me.”

“But I’m at work; I can’t just leave.”

“Why not? Take the afternoon off.”

“What movie are you going to see?” Curiosity. Her resolve is breaking.

I tell her the movie’s title.

“I really want to see that movie. What time does it begin?”

“In 15 minutes. Are you coming?”

“I don’t know. I can’t just… You don’t even know my name.”

“What is your name?”

“Marissa. Can’t we go later? I get off at 7pm.”

“I can’t, this evening. I’ll be on a plane.”

“Sorry, but I definitely cannot leave right now. If you were two hours earlier, maybe. When you come back, tell me if it’s any good.”


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