Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2011
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Values
Yesterday was the 26th anniversary of the day I asked Amy out. Yesterday was also the day the server failed to save our post explaining the gamble that was the day that Amy said “Yes!”.
Guest Post by Amy Volltrauer
Scott and I had known each other for a couple of months and had talked about going out. I knew that Scott might ask me out soon, but I didn’t know when. I thought Scott might ask me out as part of a conversation.
After class I walked into the lobby of my dorm. There — across from the elevators, above the mailboxes, on the wall — hung a six-foot banner with BIG black letters which read, “Aim, will you go out with me?”
After my initial surprise I walked over and took the banner off the wall. I walked to the elevators feeling a little embarrassed, but very excited. As I entered the elevators two girls joined me with big smiles on their faces. I rode the elevator up to my room and called Scott to tell him “Yes!”
Scott asked me, “How did you know the banner was for you? I never signed it!”
Three reasons: One, we had talked about going out. Two, as we got to know each other Scott started to call me “Aim”. And, third, he also seemed like the kind of guy who would do something unconventional like that.
Why did I say “Yes!”?
At the time I didn’t think of it as a gamble, I was ignorant. I was just glad that someone was interested in me. I enjoyed being with him.
Anytime you decide to be in a relationship with someone it’s a gamble because you don’t know if it will turn out the way that you hope it will. But, fortunately, in our case, I’m glad that it did turn out so well.
What Gamble Are You Glad That You Took?