the inquisitive one

The inquisitive one went on two dates with someone! The someone was cute and intelligent! And, most charmingly of all, broke! A few days later, the inquisitive one called up the date.

“Hey Inquit!” said the date. “You called at a good time. I just finished sending out a few job applications.”

“You were sending out job applications at 4am?!”

“Of course! I woke at 2am. Pretty normal. You know, got some coffee. Then got to work on the applications. Now maybe I’ll read the news.”

“Um,” said the inquisitive one. “Maybe you should’ve read the news first. You were sending out job applications in the middle of a pandemic?!!”

“Hey now! A person’s gotta do what a person’s gotta do! What are you doing up at 4am, anyway?!”

“I just got home from my pro bono job. Like I told you. Delivering hand sanitizer to everyone in the DC area and beyond. It’s hard work, and I’m exhausted!”

“You were knocking on people’s doors at, like, 2 and 3am?!!”

“Hey now! A person’s gotta do what a person’s gotta do! But anyway, that’s not why I called. Do you wanna go on a third date, or what?”

“Sure!” said the date. “How about, meet me at Sunshine Park at 6am. We’ll watch the sunrise together!”

“COUGH COUGH,” said the inquisitive one.

“Wouldn’t that be romantic?” said the date.

“Yes,” said the inquisitive one. “It, COUGH COUGH, would be very romantic! See you then! COUGH COUGH.”

“Um,” said the date. “Actually, um, I just thought of a better idea! I’ll send you a link to a video of a sunrise. We can watch it together at 6am! In the comfort of our own separate homes. Wouldn’t that be extra romantic?!”

“COUGH COUGH,” said the inquisitive one.

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