David: Why has Joyce been moping around all week? What’s wrong with her?
Victoria: She’s suffering from a broken heart. Her boyfriend broke up with her over the weekend. They had been together for two years.
David: Did she tell you the gruesome details?
Victoria: Not really. She just said that she’s feeling depressed and she didn’t want to talk about it, but you can see the grief all over her face.
David: I can think of a way to cheer her up. I’ve always wanted to go out with Joyce. Maybe I’ll ask her out.
Victoria: Wait a second. I think she’s feeling pretty vulnerable right now, and there’s no way she’s ready to date yet. I think you’re jumping the gun.
David: There’s nothing better to help someone bounce back from a failed relationship than the promise of a new one.
Victoria: Maybe, but I think it might backfire. If you just want a fling, she might not be able to recover from rejection – twice.
David: Don’t worry. I know what I’m doing. I’ll just distract her from her misery for a while until she starts to recover.
Victoria: Just tread carefully.
David: Leave it to the master.