Episode 15: Harry and the Hopelessly Inadequate Ballet Buffet

It’s one mistake for Harry to harbor vile thoughts before his first cup of fresh-brewed Paquet Rouge; it’s another to call up Sam and invite her to the ballet.

Sam is a woman generous in spirit, and while ballet is not exactly her cup of tea—she saw the Joffre years ago as part of a college subscription series, and as far as she’s been able to tell since, once you’ve seen one emaciated young man in pink Spandex leap through space, you’ve seen them all—anything she can do to make Harry happy is fine with her. And he did seem awfully morose after the ball game. Besides, she’s always understood that the Kennedy Center puts on a great buffet.

And so, fortified by the lure of a substantial feast to come, Sam suffers gamely through an interminable performance of L’Après-midi d’un faune only to discover, in the crush of a thousand starving culture hounds, that there is, in fact, very little to eat.

Previously on The Rocky Road of Love… Episode 1: One Fine Day. Episode 2: Fate and Chèvre. Episode 3: The Rocky Road Ahead. Episode 4: Could This Be Lunch? Episode 5: I Only Have Eyes for Stew. Episode 6: Harry in Love. Episode 7: Dinner for Two. Episode 8: Sam, Line 2. Episode 9: Romance at Home. Episode 10: Barbecue, Beans, and Slow-Pitch Softball. Episode 11: Play Ball! Episode 12: How ‘Bout Them Dawgs! Episode 13: Mercy! Episode 14: Harry Gets Mad!

Up next … Episode 16: And Now Sam’s Mad!

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