Julie fell madly in love with John before she even met him.
Her best friend, Cathryn, had been ‘selling’ him to Julie for three months before he even moved to California.
“You are going to love him!” was Julie’s mantra. Next, she would launch into how much John and Julie had in common. The list was uncanny. They were both Yankees fans, Aires, Skiiers, quasi vegetarian, hiking-biking Mother Nature lovers who loved to cook.
For two years, Julie had dated a passel of people on Match.com and was both depressed by dating and at her wits end. This John guy sounded good.
Flash Forward six months: John arrives, moves in a mile away and they meet. Their first date is four hours and has Hot Romance written all over it. Their second date is twice as long – twice as much fun -and Julie is falling hard and fast. John is tall, dark, handsome, flirty and romantic.
Then, he had to travel to India for two weeks – return home “sicker than a dog,” and they don’t see one another for a month.
He made no effort to call or text – she followed his lead. Confused. She was beginning to wonder and have second thoughts.
It Happened in the Meat Department
Saturday morning, Julie was strolling the aisles of Whole Foods when she saw John across the crowded Produce Dept. Her heart leapt, she was excited. She quickly pushed her cart towards the mountain of citrus before she saw that John was shopping with someone. A woman. A Lulu Lemon clad, bleached blonde with ginormous cleavage.
She nonchalantly backed up her cart and slipped over to the Meat Department to pick up the lamb chops. Within a few seconds, John and Lulu walked right behind her. She was invisible. And she was crushed. She left her cart in the aisle and quickly walked out of the store.
What truly depressed her was images of the many clowns on Match.com with whom she was going to have to engage. Her skin prickled. Her head was spinning.
Little did she know she was about to meet the real love of her life…“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
We are the change that we seek.”