Today, I ran into an old friend of mine while downtown. We talked for a while, and then she needed to return to work, and I walked he there, while we still conversed.
I had, at one point in time, wanted to ask her out. However, annother friend had called dibs, and then acted on the dibs. They went out a few times.
Then, friend #2 took bad advice, and ended the relationship.
Actually, he didn't "end" it so much as not calling her again.
What a shame.
He and she were so much better together than she and I would be.
But, it's his loss, not mine.