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February 14, 2011
My roommate walked in with his new girlfriend. I was sitting at the kitchen table eating dried apricots.

"Wait right here," he told her. "I just have to grab something from my desk."

He quickly introduced her to me as he ran into his room.

When she saw me sitting there, she instantly thrust her hands into her pockets and looked at the floor. I stared straight ahead, chewing.

My roommate rummaged through drawers in his room, unaware that his introduction had been unnecessary; she and I already knew each other quite well.

I did not offer her an apricot.