I have been on a really big winning streak lately, which is pretty strange given that I had thought that I was cursed for a long time. I had been doing two jobs, doing physics tuition at school and afterwards, but also working the grill at a restaurant four nights a week at this place a block away from my place. The thing was a real grind when you combined it with a full course load at the college. I was sort of getting a little melancholy to be honest, but there is a great cure for that and she seems to have come looking for me. She walked up to me in the library and asked if I was still tutoring people. I told her that I did it, but at the moment I probably could not find time for another student. That changed pretty soon and I started to wonder why she needed help, since she was obviously very smart.
At any rate I never tried to hit on her, but it was soon clear that she was interested and so I invited her to get a slice of pizza. She amazed me when the bill came, she took out her card and paid for it before I could say a word. I certainly was not opposed to the concept on principle, but I have never been out with a girl who wanted to pay for a thing when we were out on a date. It turned out that her parents were really loaded, both of them in fact. Her mother is a doctor, the sort you do not call unless you are rich. Her father does not seem to do very much, but he is in real estate and apparently he is so good at it that he does not seem to need to do much.