RUSH: I have to update you on a love story. Do you remember it was last week, I think, I told you that a friend of mine told me that out of the blue he got an e-mail from his high school sweetheart that he hadn’t seen in 30 years. He was just falling.
I said, ‘How in the world did this woman get your e-mail address when you haven’t spoken to her for 30 years?’
He said, ‘Well, she found it on a high school site, one of these reunion things. Everybody puts their contact information in and so forth.’
So here’s the update on this. This is unbelievable.
The friend said to me yesterday, ‘You know, I’m going to go out and buy an engagement ring.’
I said, ‘What?’
‘Yep. I’m going to go out and buy an engagement ring.’
‘You mean this woman that you hadn’t seen since high school, or is this another one that you’ve met?’
‘No, no, no. The woman from high school.’
I said, ‘Have you met her yet?’
‘You what? You haven’t? You haven’t seen her? You haven’t seen her in person; you haven’t talked to her in 30 years and you’re going to go out and buy an engagement ring and go see her?’
She lives in a very, you know, cosmopolitan Southern city.
He said, ‘Yeah.’
Now, does that not just warm the heart? I mean, you haven’t seen somebody in 30 years. You get an e-mail from them, spend time on the phone, and fall so deeply in love; you go buy an engagement ring before you’ve even seen the woman in 30 years! If that doesn’t tell you, a boy chases a girl ’til she catches him — and in my friend’s case it’s been 30 years. Wow! Do you realize that’s one for the romance novels? And it will probably work! You know, this is a thing that will defy all the experts, defy all the Oprahs, defy all the Dr. Phils, all the romance novels. It’ll work. Everything about this says: Don’t do it!
‘You haven’t seen her yet?’
‘Has she sent you a picture?’
‘No! I don’t need a picture. I don’t care what she looks like.’
You’d have to say that it would have to be the real thing here. When looks don’t count, when seeing them in person doesn’t count? Wow. Go out and buy a ring. How many of you wish something that magical would happen to you?