Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Dorky Idea

Posted by A Drop of Romeo at 10:02 PM

"Let me guess," Sam said into the intercom after a while, "You're the singing leprechaun I hear people talking about.""Close enough," He answered,"Only I'm six-foot tall, I don't have pots of gold, and despite popular belief, I can actually sing."
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Belinda Thinks: Samantha is moving apartments and trying to write her senior thesis, and has plenty to complain about, including the neighbour who keeps getting in her way and the mysterious delivery person who returns every night with a different purpose.

Sam is very human, embarrassing herself in a multitude of situations and getting frustrated at the everyday routine of life, such as buses. But through it all, she develops a fondness for the poorly disguised delivery man, who rings the doorbell regularly with a different excuse and learns something new about her each time. His care for her happiness, despite their never having actually met, is lovely, and made me smile.

The one-shot is well written, easy to read and a novel experience -perhaps slightly predictable, but done well. The characters are realistic and amusing, and their relationship unfolds naturally, with each meeting changing Sam’s opinions of the unnamed guy from a persistently annoying person to a welcome highlight of her day.

In the end, the delivery man’s idea is “dorky”, sure, but that’s only if dorky means sweet, charming and completely effective.


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