Many people meet their other half in a classified, at a party, or simply walking down the street. I never would have guessed I would meet the love of my life at the Newburg Inn. I was working as a Line Cook, when I first saw the gorgeous blue-eyed, blonde walk into my life. This was the story of how I fell in love and married the new waitress, with the help from a friend. It reminds me of Sandra Pei’s story, “Switched Bride,” because I found myself saying “I do,” with someone I never would have expected.
I was nineteen and I just graduated from Culinary School, a few months prior to working at the Newburg Inn. I was single and still living with my parents, when a young waitress named Meagan, began working there. I knew right away when I saw her that somehow; she was going to be perfect for me. The only thing stopping me from talking to her was that I was too shy to talk to girls. The few girls in my life that I have spoken to did not go over too well. I tend to get overly nervous and stutter my words. My heart jumps out of my chest and I begin to sweat profusely. It’s not a pretty site, and it has been haunting me my entire life. I needed to find a way to say something to her because; I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life single.
The next night at work I told my friend Neil how I felt about the new waitress. His advice wasn’t what I wanted to hear. He said, “Just ask her if she wants to go out sometime.” “That’s easier said than done,” I said. So I did the only thing I knew was right. I had Neil ask around the restaurant to find out if she was single. It was very cowardly of me, but that’s just what I was a coward. I thought to myself, “I don’t even deserve to be with this girl, I can’t even ask...
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...riend Neil, I thanked for everything that he did for me. I might have been too shy to do it alone but, it didn’t matter because in the end she was mine and that’s all that mattered. However, one thought still crossed my mind; if she never would have had that fight with her boyfriend I probably never would have been in her life.
My life didn’t turn out exactly the way I expected it would. I thought I was going to stay single and would never leave my parents house. I also learned an important lesson; keep a positive outlook in life and good things will happen. I considered myself to be the luckiest person on earth because, I met my other half and started a life I always dreamed of having. I just had a little help from a good friend.
Pei, Sandra. “The Switched Bride.” From Self to Sources. Lee Brandon. Boston
Houghton Mifflin Co., 2003. 103-105 Print.
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