“What time is it?” I asked the cute, introverted guy next to me.
It had taken me about 10 minutes to come up with that ice-breaking, earth-shattering conversation starter. I was attending a high-school-to-college transition program called EOP Summer Bridge at Chico State and noticed this cute guy during several of the events but never had a reason to talk to him. Through the grapevine, I learned that his name was Choua and he was VERY smart and VERY shy. I found the combination VERY endearing.