By Jerry Guarino
Karen put her arms around David and kissed him. “David, I hear the birds” and she hopped out of bed and went to the window. David, still waking up, rubbed the sleepers out of his eyes. In panties and a college t-shirt, her lovely figure silhouetted in the window frame. Karen was different; she was genuinely happy with him as he was with her; no games here. It wasn’t love at first sight, but it was contentment. “Hi” as he rubbed her shoulders and kissed her on the neck. Karen squeezed his hand. “I think that’s a robin.” David looked down at the feeder. “No it’s a Stonechat, but they look the same.”
David’s days of short affairs were over. Even though he had manipulated Karen into his arms, he had found an honest and wonderful relationship. Over the next few weeks, he realized that Karen was perfect for him. It seemed like whenever he needed anything, Karen was there. She knew when he needed to work and when he needed to relax, what stressed him out and all of his interests. She understood him completely. Their lives had become complementary, like puzzle pieces fitting just so. “This must be love,” David thought. “I guess I won’t be needing the bird-feeding program anymore.
Anna was looking through Karen’s social networking program when she came in. “Hey Anna, you’ll never guess what. David and I are going to a bed and breakfast up the coast this weekend!” Anna looked up smiling. “I knew you two would hit it off. I had a feeling as soon as I started entering the data.” Karen looked over her shoulder. “So who are you looking for?” Anna replied, “It says Jeff Olsen would be a good match for me. It’s printing out his schedule, interests, love history and life goals now. I can’t believe how well this program of yours works.” Karen gave her a little hug. “Well it worked for me.”
Rube would have been proud!
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