Jim: “Four years ago, I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing I ever had to do, which was just to wait. Don’t get me wrong—I flirted with her. Pam, I can now admit in front of friends and family that I do know how to make a photocopy. I didn’t need your help that many times. And do you remember how long it took you to teach me to drive stick?”
Pam: “Like a year.”
Jim: “I’ve been driving stick since high school. For a really long time that’s all I had. Little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. And a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl who I worked with, but I think, even then I knew, I was waiting for my wife.”
“— So this morning, we are having breakfast together, and I looked up from my cereal and I said: you know what I wanna do today? I wanna marry you.
— I had just woken up. I didn’t look cute. That’s how I know he meant it.”