He was clutching a handful of cash. He looked happy as he walked away from the bank teller. He came over to where I was sitting in the bank lobby and I commented that it looked like he had lots of money.
“I do have a lot of money,” he agreed.
“Do you have plans for how you want to spend all that money?” I asked.
He grinned. “I am going on a date.”
“That sounds like fun.” He agreed and volunteered to tell me about the planned date.
The young man appeared to be about high school age. He has Down’s Syndrome. I wondered if he was going to prom.
“We are going to Olive Garden restaurant to eat and then we are going to a movie at the brand new movie theater and then we are going to watch the sunset.”
“Wow. That will be a wonderful date.”
“Yes. I always wanted a girlfriend who has cowboy boots and a cowboy hat.”
“Do you have boots and a hat?” I asked because he was not wearing any.
“Yes. I like horses too.”
“I do too. I have some horses.”
“Oh. What are their names?”
I told him our horses names and then asked him the name of his girlfriend.
“I don’t know her name yet because I have not met her but when I do we will go on a date.”
His mother had overheard our conversation and smiled about it.
I got kinda choked up. That is a nice young man who knows what he wants. He has goals about getting a girlfriend who meets his criteria and has planned out a wonderful date night. Lucky girl!