Sal and I were working in the WILK today, when a table busser found a bunch of notes stashed in a plexiglas flyer holder on the table. She handed two of them to me and I stuck them in my pocket for later. In the office we pulled out the notes and found 2 letters addressed “Dear Stranger” and “Dear 1st and 2nd Strangers”. The busser must have kept one because we only had letters from the 1st and 3rd strangers. I read them aloud:
“Tomorrow I’m going to see Harry Potter which seemed like a good idea at the time, but now my roommate wants us to get in line at 3 pm, which is a bit extreme if you ask me. And that doesn’t give me any time to get into my costume or do my homework or buy candy. Plus, standing in the cold for NINE HOURS doesn’t really appeal to me.”
“Well, the 2nd stranger was right-this is very exciting to me. Actually, it’s made my day. So, 1st stranger, even if it isn’t going to work out with your boyfriend, I’m still glad you dated him because it led to him being a goob which led to you writing an anonymous letter which led to me reading it and getting all excited. I’m a romantic you see, so things like secret letter writing really floats my boat.”
These are only excerpts, I was going to type the rest, but they’re pretty long. The first letter references dating troubles and Harry Potter, while the second talks about “Strangers #1 and #2”, responds to the dating troubles, and predicts the third stranger:
“Next stranger: I’m guessing you’re a senior majoring in biology, hoping to get in to Med School. Blonde, 5′ 10″, and secretly in love with Taylor Swift music. And you have a dog.”
My favorite quote from letter #2 reads:
“To the 2nd stranger: I’m am thoroughly glad I sat by you. I actually hesitated to do so because you were writing a letter and I thought about how horrible I would feel if I spilled my water on it. Also, I must admit that I peeked and saw “Dear Stranger” written on the top and I was instantly curious. I could hardly believe my eyes when you left it behind with the label “Read Me”.”
Maybe I should leave a “Dear Stranger”.
ps-BYU beat Utah State in basketball last night. Loved it. GO COUGS!!
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