“I befriended a girl last year when I started at college and mentioned to her in passing that I’d always wanted to ride a horse but had never gotten around to doing it.
A few months later, my birthday rolls around and she asks me if I’ll go with her to a doctor’s appointment in the town over. She’s often sick and I like this girl a lot of so of course, I say yes. I’m not big on birthdays, so I didn’t have other plans, so a trip to the doctor’s office with her seems like a fine way to spend my birthday.
I was pretty concerned when our taxi driver took us on a strange, winding route into the middle of the countryside, miles away from the nearest doctor. Eventually, transpired that she’d tricked me into going for horse-riding lessons with her, bless her heart.
I’d spent 28 years asking my family to take me horse riding and it never happened, not even once. Mentioned it in passing to this girl, she has it done as soon as possible. Honestly one of my favorite people walking this earth, she’s so lovely.”