Mrs. Linklater is in Dallas for work. But she is staying with an old boyfriend [emphasis on "friend"] instead of the Hotel Za Za, because she no longer needs themed hotel rooms, restaurants that look like bordellos, and goodlooking guys running around in black t-shirts to make a production trip exciting. Hot tea, a little lemon, some Splenda and she's good to go.
Mrs. Linklater met the old boyfriend forty years ago. They were hooked up by a computer dating service that was only for college graduates. Yes there were computers back then. And computer dating. Mrs. Linklater thinks she might have been the very first recorded computer date in history, but she's not going to press it.
Last night the old boyfriend she is staying with, the one she met via computer in the last century, had a previous engagement. It was a date with a woman who had invited him to a party, shortly before Mrs. Linklater invited herself to visit him during her trip. She is sure that this woman, who would like to make Mrs. Linklater's old boyfriend a new boyfriend, has no idea that Mrs. L, an old girlfriend, is hanging around the house. This fact was pointed out to the old boyfriend, who is now so old it doesn't matter to him.
Meanwhile, that left Mrs. Linklater with a space on her dance card. So she spent the evening with the old boyfriend's ex-wife who, as it turns out, has the same first name as Mrs. L, the ex-girlfriend. Along with the same hairdo and same hair color [L'Oreal Preference Golden Blond, if you must know]. They met years ago when the ex-wife was still married to the old boyfriend. She and Mrs. L, the ex-girlfriend, hit it off like sisters.
Is this a heartwarming little story or what? Meanwhile the old boyfriend wants Mrs. L to write about the wonderful meals he is preparing. They taste good.
Okay, we're done here.