Ok, this all stem from an IM message with my Comedy writer friend Laura. We are talking about this perfume maker who would in fact be an excellent material for a comedy series. As the IM develops, I told her, as convinced as I am being a dramatist, I do crack my friend Andrea up with various stories, and one of them was this meeting with a Prince in Italy story I made up, and she totally bought it.
So the story goes, I went to Italy, Venice, and I was on a boat, talking to a guy next to me in English, he replied in English. You know, when you’re in Italy, it’s rare to meet someone who speaks perfect English. So I asked where he came from, he said, Italy, and that surprised me. Later, he asked me out for a drink, so I went with him. The next day, we went to scout the market for some art pieces, and he was so cute that his face blushed when I picked up something. I didn’t know why! It turned into a date. I taught him some Chinese, and he was such a quick study! That night he invited me to dinner with a bunch of his friends, all cool, and made me feel included. As he kissed me on my cheek during the dinner, this friends cheered, and told me he’s a prince, a real royalty. Go figure.