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194. The Engraved Lighter
He was going to move to LA in
month. He was going to start a new
. He was excited. His girlfriend was excited, too.
couldn’t wait to go to Disneyland and visit
. His birthday was a week away. She bought
an expensive cigarette lighter. She got it engraved.
engraving said, “To Ross, with Love, from Trish.”
his birthday, she gave him his gift. He
the box. He looked at the lighter. He
it. “This is a beautiful lighter,” he said.
told him to look on the other side.
turned it over. He saw the engraving. His
changed. “What’s the matter?” she asked. He said
shouldn’t have spent the extra money to engrave
. A week later he told her the truth.
wanted to break up. He moved to LA
her. He never used the lighter.