When my brother’s obnoxious friend returned from college, I was ready to push him out the door. He had showed up to talk to my mom and dad, who weren’t home. I was getting ready to go out with some friends, but he seemed like he wanted to talk. He was so enthusiastic when he began talking about his senior year college project. He told me that he and two other guys were working on a new concept for air conditioning. It was supposed to be environmentally sound. He said the new air conditioner was only a theory at this point, but they were sure they could build the model before the end of their senior year. He thought the new air conditioning system would be a big breakthrough in HVAC and he would get himself a great job with a huge HVAC company. He seemed genuine with his enthusiasm and I couldn’t help but to get enthused with him. We talked for an hour and then I had to answer my phone. He told me that if I had to go, he would leave, but I found I was enjoying talking to him. I told my friend I couldn’t make it to go out with him. He asked if it was my boyfriend and I told him no. I don’t know if I had ever considered my friend a boyfriend, even if he had kissed me a couple times. We ended up sitting in the room and eating dinner together as he told me about his college career and his plans for after graduation.