"So in mid 2004, I was going to school and working in the technology department at Office Depot. One day the store manager introduced me to a new hire who they said would only be here a few months before she moved off to Florida, and they'd like me to show this person around. So I explained the department and norms of how we went about things to the new girl. I found her attractive and thought she was fascinating, but I didn't let that get to me since she was moving in a few months, and I was dirt poor. I gave her my contact info if she needed to ask me questions when I wasn't at the store, and that was about as far as our interactions went.

She kept it!

Fast forward 12 months later, and she's been gone for probably nine months. Hurricane Katrina hits and wipes me out. It sets back my school plans, and I lose nearly everything I own. I have to restart my life. A few months after the storm, some friends of mine have gotten into World of Warcraft heavily, since it was the only thing for them to do due to no businesses being open post-storm. I think, ‘why not,' and I buy a PC and will see what the fuss is about. I'm loading random stuff on the PC and it has Instant Messaging preinstalled, so I punch in my credentials and forget about it. A few days later I get a message from someone I don't know.

It was the girl! I forgot that I had given her my screen name in case she needed something work related. We are now married with two wonderful kids, a nice house, and two mildly behaved dogs.

I am so thankful to this day that for some reason she kept my contact info and noticed me online."

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