The student smiled and agreed, and I said abruptly, "Don't listen to him. What would he know about women?" This went on every day for about a week, associated with great hilarity and then one day, the young man walked into my office with a handpicked bunch of flowers for me. I told him, "You have learned a good lesson. You will be a great success if you give flowers to the people you admire." I am pleased to say that 10+ years later, he has gone on to become engaged to a lovely young kiwi woman. I like to think I had a hand in his success! And therein ends my tale.
Happy New Year!