Beth waited, gazing out the window of the little cafe. She watched cars come and go; families, couples, friends all enjoyed their meals and left while she waited. . . .
Across town, Allen waited, wondering if Beth, his blind date, was ever going to show up. Finally, with a great big question mark in his mind, he left.
“Never again,” he vowed.
Beth called her friend Sharon from the cafe just before she left.
“WHAT? I just spoke to him, and he said YOU never showed!”
They finally met, still laughing about their near-miss many years later.