I found my lost Comprehensive Criminal Procedure book! *Now everyone burst into applause!* Actually, I was beginning to really worry. The semester just started a few weeks ago, and without my book, I would surely be put in the proverbial Socratic law school spotlight and know even less than I usually do.
I would fail.
Or I could have bought a new book and been down $200 dollars more.
I would still feel like an utter failure. Or at least, really, really bad.
But luckily, I have awesome friends. Matias, a schoolmate, purposely bumped into me, grinning widely. “Hey, Dork,” he greeted.
I frowned ferociously at him. I had just come back from an unsuccessful trip to the Lost and Found ‘department’ in school. “Dork?” I asked caustically.
“Why the big frown?” he asked, a grin still on his face.
“I’m in a bad mood.” I snapped. (I’m really not a horrible person. But when you’re broke and it dawns on you that you’d have to shell out $200 for a three inch thick book [I had decided it was better to be poor than tell your law school professor you lost your book]…it’s impossible to have sunshine in the personality.)
His lips twitched and his hazel eyes danced more than usual. “Is it because you lost your book?”
I lifted a brow. “Yeah. Did you steal it?”
He smiled. “No. But I would bet you lost it in the Student Lounge.”
I reared back slightly. The Student Lounge was exactly where I had told the Lost and Found guys I may have possibly lost my book. “What? How would you know that?”
“I don’t know. I mean, there’s a Criminal Procedure book laying on the coffee table in the back, right next to the couches I study in almost everyday,” he replied lightly. “It’s been there for the last five days.”
It had been five days since Book and I were separated.
I beamed at him, sunshine pouring out of my every pore. “Matias, you ROCK!”
He smiled his charismatic smile and gestured towards the Student Lounge. “Better go get it before someone else takes it.”
And that is the story about how Comprehensive Criminal Procedure Book and I got reunited.
I also had a fabulous dinner with my two best friends at Ebisu.
We shared childhood stories and talked about the differences between the sexes. Yes, aside from the obvious. It was a precursor conversation for the movie roomie and I will be watching at midnight tomorrow: He’s Just Not That Into You.
Men are from Mars. For sure.