Her: Come with me to visit the guys!
Me: I don't even know them.
Her: It's ok! You'll like them. They are a fun group of guys.
Me: You just want to go see Joe. Isn't he the guy you went to prom with?
Her: Yes. I still like him! I'd like to go out with him again.
Me: Isn't he your cousin? Didn't you meet him at a family reunion or something?
Her: Yes but it's not gross like that or anything.
Me: Uh, is he or is he not your cousin? [perverse pleasure...hassling a close friend, all in good fun]
Her: Yes but it's only because his grandma is my grandma's cousin. She's adopted and then there is a divorce and a remarriage and blah, blah, blah. We are only TECHNICALLY cousins, not for real cousins.
Me: Sounds like cousins to me. You do call his sister your cousin pretty willingly, don't you? How is he any different?
Her: Easy. He's nice, he's hot and he's a guy. So, are you going to come visit with me or not?
Her: So, what did you think? They are all so nice!
Me: Yep, they're nice - seem like fun guys.
Her: Which one did you like?
Me: I didn't know this was a date.
Her: It's not, buy come on...which one?
Me: Well, obviously you have your eye on Joe [and he's way too sarcastic for my taste]. Steve is nice. Doug was pretty cool. But, I'd definitely pick Bill. He seems like my type...quiet, funny, nice, cute.
Her: I KNEW you were going to say that! I thought you would like him. I think he liked you too!
Me: MmmHmm...we will just call you Little Miss Match-Maker now.
Friend: Hey, guess who is in my Bio class?
Me: No idea - who?
Friend: Joe, Steve and Bill!
Me: Huh, nice! So, are they smart?
Friend: Seem to be. They are so funny!
Me: Yeah, I hung out at their dorm once...it was fun.
Friend: One of them likes you.
Friend: No, really! Joe asked me to ask you if it would be ok for Bill to call and ask you out?
Me: What is this, junior high? I think Joe is making that up. Probably thinks you are pretty gullible.
Friend: Ok...maybe...but just in case, is it ok for Bill to call you? Can I give him your number?
Me: Yeah, sure.
Stay tuned for Part Two -- tomorrow!