October 5, 2003
To explain why I didn't call as promised, I will create a lie. I will keep it simple so it's believable, and not overstate it. I will send e-mail rather than call, in keeping with the particulars of the lie, which mandate that his number is only accessible via my cell phone, which I left in my brother's apartment and cannot retrieve until he returns from vacation with his family. I will apologize, but not overly so. But the truth is that I am not sorry. I had no intention of calling him back that day. And have none now.