It was 1988, and I was working after school at my family’s little mom-and-pop video store. My mother had instructed me to “train the new kid” she recently hired, who was starting that afternoon.
I’m sure I rolled my eyes at this task, because that’s just the kind of teenage girl I was.
I was retrieving VHS tapes from the drop box at the front of the store, and carrying them four at a time to the inventory shelves in the back, when the new boy walked in.
He was tall, with a wild mop of curly hair. We introduced ourselves, and as I continued carrying the VHS tapes a few at a time across the store, I noticed him staring at me curiously.
“Umm…” he finally said, “Is there a reason you don’t just carry the whole box to the back?”
I stopped in my tracks. OMG. I was SO dumb. Why DIDN’T I just carry the whole box?? It had just never occurred to me. So embarrassing.
I laughed and looked at this boy like he was some kind of genius.
That was the first of many laughs we would share at that video store as teenagers.
We’ve been married for 27 years.
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