4. The First Date (B)

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Stranger: Excuse me, sir? Can you please lend a hand?

Mike: What can I do for you?

Stranger: Do you know where the nearest payphone is at?

Mike: No, I'm sorry. I'm not so familiar with the area.

Stranger: I need to make an important phone call, but I just lost my cell phone.

Mike: Why don't you use my cell phone to make the call. Here.

(Mike hands the stranger his cell phone.)

Stranger: Thank you so much, sir.

(The stranger makes his call and soon hangs up. He hands it back to Mike.)

Stranger: Thank you again, sir. I really appreciate the favor.

(The stranger walks away, while Maria walks out of her apartment. She notices the stranger thank Mike and walk away.)

Maria: What was that all about?

Mike: The man needed to make a phone call, so I lent him my cell phone.

Maria: You really trusted a total stranger with your personal cell phone? You're either really naive or really kind.

Mike: I would say both.

(Mike and Maria share a good laugh of the matter. They both enter the car and drive to the restaurant. They enter the restaurant and are seated by the waitress.)

Waitress: What can I get for you guys this evening?

Mike: I'll have the Kung Pao Chicken, please.

Waitress: Good choice. That's our specialty dish. And for you, ma'am?

Maria: I'll have what he's having.

Waitress: Two Kung Pao Chickens coming right up.

(The waitress smiles and walks away.)

Mike: I hope you brought an appetite with you.

Maria: I sure did!

Mike: Tell me more about yourself.

Maria: I'm a student at a university. I'm originally from Colorado. My dream is to be a librarian one day.

Mike: Wow, that's interesting.

Maria: How about you? What do you do?

Mike: I work at an office building in downtown. I graduated from UCLA three years ago. My family is from Pasadena, California.

Maria: You went to UCLA? That's impressive. Tell me more.

(Mike and Maria continued to get to know each other over dinner. They had such a great time and decided to continue seeing each other after. One year later, they both share an apartment together in California where they plan to eventually get engaged and buy a house.)