Sunday, August 1, 2010

You Had Me at Hello

My hands were shaking as I walked into the Assistant Principal’s office for the second part of my interview.  The A. P. asked if I would sit at the table outside her office as she was talking to a staff member. 

There you were, eating Chinese food with wooden chopsticks.  You greeted me with the most dazzling smile.  We exchanged pleasantries.  You asked if I was interested in any of the new positions.  We talked for all of ten minutes before I was called into the office.  I got the job.  I got you too.  You had me at “Hello.”

Image courtesy of Scott J. Waldron

drabble- n.  a story written in exactly 100 words.

This drabble was featured in The Burrow's Valentine Project.

Please check out the new Drabble Dare Challenge image of the week at Burrow, Books & Balderdash.   Join in the fun of writing a short story (exactly 100 words) to the image.  Looking forward to reading all of the wonderful entries!


  1. I love the drabble thing, Congrats on the job.

    Returning the favor of "To Follow," and future exchanges :)

    Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  2. A wonderful Drabble, a pleasure to read.


  3. Oh, you're a Burrower, Chary! I've been meaning to check out the rest of the gang, but the others are so prolific, I keep forgetting. So nice to finally meet you! I love your blog!

    And great drabble! B

  4. Jules,

    Thanks. I just found your blog yesterday from comments you made on someone else's blog. I am always looking for a good read. :)

  5. Yvonne,

    Thank you. It's a true story. That's how I met my husband. :D

  6. Deb and Barbara,

    Thanks for stopping by. I loved your topic about what trendy and what's not.

    Yes, the other Burrowers are very successful with their blogs. Mine is blossoming of late. They're extroverted tendencies are rubbing off on me. :D

    It is nice to meet you too! I plan on reading more of your very interesting and insightful topics.

  7. Wow - a hubby & a job! Awesome :)

  8. Jemi,

    Yes, I am very fortunate. We've been going strong for ten years now.

  9. 當我微笑時,世界和我一起微笑;當我快樂時,世界和我一起活躍。..................................................

  10. Awesome! I hope that was true story. I like to think of nice things happening to nice people :)

    Thanks for finding my blog.

  11. Great drabble. I'm really starting to dig these short, short stories because they tell so much in only a few words.


  12. Tabitha,

    Yes, it's nice when good things happen to those who try their hardest to be good to others.

    I look forward to reading more of your blog entries.

  13. Powdered Toast man,

    Yeah, that was kind of sweet. I had no idea I would meet my soulmate that day.

  14. Clarissa,

    If you like these short stories, please try our drabble dare challenge at Burrow, Books and Balderdash. The link is up above.

  15. I loved it when I first read it, and I still love it. Beautiful drabble, Chary

  16. Thanks Rayna. It is obvious that I love my husband? He's absolutely wonderful!