At night, a person walks in a puddle, smudging the electric blue rectangle within it. Three young women walk together on the sidewalk. She watches a young man hug a young woman. In his red car, the young man drops off the young woman.
The young man walks on the sidewalk. She walks past a jazz club and leans against the brick wall of a building. The young man passes a second couple and runs his hand along the wall. She leans against a parked car on the curb. He walks to his motorcycle and gets on it.
She walks into the restaurant and sits at a table. The young man parks his motorcycle. He smokes his cigarette as he waits in line. She turns to see the young man walking to her and she puts her head in her hands.
The young man wanted to know what was wrong. Gloria Estefan told him she loved him and couldn’t hold it in anymore. He asked her if that’s why she left earlier. She nods, saying it was difficult to see him be with another woman. He says he has a decision to make. She says she doesn’t want anyone to get hurt. He tells her to give him some time.
She perks up each time the phone rings and checks her answering machine messages once she gets home from work. By Tuesday, there was still no call from him. She leans against the sink and bites her lip. She throws the towel on the sink and decides to get her keys.
She returns home an hour later and avoids her answering machine as it blinks. She prefers not to know. The messages will be there tomorrow. In the morning, she listens as she gets dressed. The young man asks her to call him back. She looks at the clock. He was likely on his way to work.
At her desk, she thinks of what he might have to say. She thinks of calling him back on her break but decides to wait until she gets home. She runs through red lights and speeds through the stop signs on her way home. At 4 pm., she dials his phone number. He answers and says that he’s glad she called. He asks her if she’d like to go on an official date with him. She smiles as she says “yes.”
Director: N/A Year: 1988