Tom had never thought there was a woman for him. It wasn’t that he was a particularly ugly or unpleasant individual – time and circumstances always seemed to conspire against him.
He met a wonderful woman. On the brink of going off to university at the other end of the country.
He got introduced to an amazing girl at work – of course, she was happily married. These scenarios had happened repeatedly.
Finally though, the stars had aligned and love was in his sights. Wonderful woman. His location. Unmarried.
The stars sighed. Tom’s 80th birthday was going to be very special.