For the next week and a half, Sarah worked
hard every day and received mail from Brian every other day. She
always replied quickly, laughing as she typed. One day, along with
her regular letter, she was sent a survey by him, asking some rather in
'Ok, here's the ultimate test, can you reveal these things to your closest
friends? Check and find out, then pass it out!' Read the top
of the e-mail.
Sarah scanned over the questions, then started filling them out one by
"Who was your first kiss? Never had one," Sarah read the question
aloud and answered it.
"When was your first kiss? Sometime in the near future, I hope."
"Who was your first date? Never had one of those either."
"When was your first date? Will you stop asking the same questions
over and over again!?"
"What are your thoughts on male-female friendships? I think they
rock, I believe I have more guy friends than I do girl friends. They're
all equally important to me, and they all support me in every way, and
help me through a lot. Props to you all!"
"Would you ever consider going out with one of your close male/female friends?
Well, maybe some of my guy friends, but not one of my girl friends. Chicas,
I love you all dearly, but not queerly. LOL!"
"Ok, skipping back to the basics, where do you live? Bradley Beach,
New Jersey, tourist trap and vacation spot to everyone during the summer.
Jersey Shore rocks, baby!"
"What's your phone number? Well, in case y'all don't know it by now,
its (7**) 897-****. Check the machine every once in a while, I make
something different and interesting on it every few days!"
"Where do you work? At the Beach Plum Homemade Ice Cream Store in
Bradley, props to the Plum Crew!"
"What is it exactly you do? I'm a professional ice cream scooper
will that be small, medium, or large? Cup or cone?"
"Are you required to be nice at your job? Oh, hell yeah, if I get
pissy at one of the customers, I'm fired that wouldn't be good."
"Are you nice at your job? Yeah, for the most part, except when it
gets close for me to go home and I've been standing for the last few hours
and I'm really tired and someone decides that they know more about my job
than I do. Like when some hungry, sunburned Bennies come in the store,
demanding an ice
cream soda, which is seltzer, syrup, and
a scoop of ice cream, and they expect a float, which is soda, milk, and
ice cream. That's the time I really want to hop over the counter
and kill them. But I somehow refrain myself from doing so."
"How much do you make an hour at your job? About five-fifteen, under
the table. Needless to say, I really don't have a lot of money."
"When's your next vacation from your job? Next week, I cannot wait,
Mom's going away to visit sis at college and I get the house to myself
for the week can we say, sleeping all day?!?! (Thought I was gonna
say party, huh? Fooled you!)"
"Do you drive? No, I failed the damn test twice shut up, I hear about
it enough from my friends."
you drive? Legally, no, theoretically, yes."
"Have you ever drank? Yes, some Sangria, a Spanish alcohol don't
try it, its nasty. Made me wanna puke."
"Have you ever smoked? Hell no, that's disgusting shit right there."
"Do you curse a lot? Hello? Have you been reading my answers?!
Truthfully though, I only curse when I'm in a bad mood or I'm trying to
get a point across, cursing helps in both cases."
"What is your favorite word and what does it mean? Oh, elucidate,
it means to explain."
"What is the word you hate the most and what does it mean? Umm, how
about supercalifragilisticexpealidocous. I haven't a clue what it means,
I don't even know why I put it down!"
"What is your worst fear? Sounds silly, but bridges, they scare the
shit out of me, I hate going over them."
"What is the one thing you want to do most in life? Live and survive
to see another day."
"What is (are) your favorite quote(s)? 'No day but today', 'Live
as if you'll die tomorrow, dream as if you'll live forever, dance as if
no one is watching, sing as if no one is listening, live like you're rich,
love like you've never been hurt', and 'Believe in something that can't
happen and it's a fantasy, believe in something that can happen and it's
"Finally, last question what do you think of the person who sent you this?
I love Brian, he's great, one of my best friends, I tell him everything,
and I couldn't really imagine life without him. He makes me feel
a lot better when I'm feeling down, a true friend through it all."
Sarah sighed and clicked on the icon for her address book and selected
the two groups that were there. She edited the send list and added
Brian's name, then clicked the send button and checked her mailbox one
more time. There was only a newsletter there, it could wait until
tomorrow. Sarah logged off and turned off her computer, walking to
her room. She laid on her bed and glanced at the clock.
'One o'clock, I'm exhausted,' she thought, closing her eyes. She'd
worked that night until midnight, started at four. The night rush
was worse than any during the day, so she was constantly busy. And
though the rushes made the night go quick, they made her extra tired.
Sarah was asleep in almost no time, without the help of her music that
night, simply because she was too tired to reach for the remote and press