I had until Friday, 2:55 p.m., to ask out Andrea. That was the deadline I set on Sunday night. I outlined the consequences of missing this deadline in a notebook, during the commercial breaks of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.”
Since this was a self-imposed assignment, with no one to enforce whether or not it was actually carried out, the consequences of greeting 2:56 p.m. on Friday without asking out Andrea had to be very real.
The regulations set by the 16 year-old me were as follows: