I was going out on a date.
After I left the house I realized I had no cash, no credit cards, and no access to get cash from an ATM. My wallet was lost last week and my replacement cards hadn’t arrived yet. The bank was closed. I panicked.
I didn’t want to show up like that. I imagined myself saying, “Hey, I don’t have any money because I lost my wallet,” and then the guy thinking, “Suuuuure you did.” I know it would have been absolutely fine and it turns out I didn’t even need to touch my wallet that night, but still I preferred it this way.
I called my BFF Jessica while driving out of the bank parking lot. She said, “I got your back! I have . . . $52 in cash.”
Perfect. I drove to her place in Venice. When she opened the door she apologized for smelling like fish because she was cooking dinner with her husband. She handed me the cash along with a pack of gum. She gave me a hug and told me that I looked great. As she ran back into the house she waved and yelled, “Have fuuuuuun!”
The next day Jess called. She asked how it went. I told her it went great. She asked if we were hanging out again. I said I think so. After 10 years of being friends she said, “CC, if you liked hanging out with him then make sure he knows it. If you’re non-chalant about it it’s going to make him feel unsure.”
You get what you give – I can always use that reminder. That’s what BFFs are for, and mine is the best!