For those of us who are Seinfeld fans, we will no doubt remember the segment where the hapless George Costanza explains his trick to getting a second or third date by leaving something behind at the disinterested woman’s home.
If you are struggling to recall the segment and in particular the exchange between George and Jerry, it went something like this . . .
GEORGE: Ah, and I got a date with the sales woman. She’s got a little Marisa Tomei thing going on.
JERRY: Ahh, too bad you got a little, George Costanza thing going on.
GEORGE: I’m going out with her tomorrow, she said she had some errands to run.
JERRY: That’s a date?
GEORGE: What’s the difference? You know they way I work. I’m like a commercial jingle. First it’s a little irritating, then you hear it a few times, you’re hummin’ it in the shower, by the third date it’s (sings) “By Mennen!”.
JERRY: How do you make sure your gonna get to the third date?
GEORGE: If there’s any doubt, I do a leave-behind. Keys, gloves, scarf — I go back to her place to pick it up…(pop sound) date number two.
JERRY: That is so old. Why don’t you show up at her door in a wood horse?
Reflecting on the above one of the first things that come to mind is simply this . . . can someone grow on you to the point that you can learn to love them? An even more interesting question is whether or not you can learn to love them enough to spend the rest of your life with them.
So what do you think? Share your thoughts and/or your stories in the comment section below . . .