False Starts

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I had a scheduled date last night. It was just going to be something casual, a dinner with someone I’ve gotten to know a bit better over the past couple of weeks.

At the very last minute — after I’d already showered, put on makeup, and painstakingly chosen an outfit, changing my clothes several times (and discovering that the new white shorts I’d planned to wear were accidentally a size 22 instead of a 12) — I canceled the date.

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