I have unfortunately acquired a terrible new habit.
I keep falling in love with men on the tube.
There is mainly one. I have seen him twice at Belsize Park. I think he is a doctor. He has a beard and incredibly well chosen shoes.
I have decided to take bold action. I have written him a note. I have sworn to myself that if I see him again I will give him this note:
'To the man on the tube,
This will be the third time I have seen you.
I decided to write you a note and swore that I would give it to you if I ever saw you again.
I have never felt compelled to do this before.
My name is Ginny and here are three things I like:
1. Swedish folk music
2. The author Haruki Murakami
3. The film - The Science of Sleep
I thought I would tell you three things I like so that you are able to have a basis on which to judge me on.
I would very much like it if you sent me an email in receipt of this note. I am, however, aware that I am a complete stranger and will completely understand if you choose not to. If you do not respond and I see you again, I promise to avert my gaze and specifically sit in a different carriage so as not to make you feel uncomfortable.
I would also like to apologise if you feel this is incredibly inappropriate.
Here is my email address:
The Girl on the Tube, Ginny.'
I am undecided as to whether inserting a passage by Haruki Murakami entitled the "100% Perfect Girl and 100% Perfect Boy" would be too much?
I hope I see him again, and I also hope that I have the courage to give him this note.