MS. REBECCA SHEIR
We'll end today's show with a kind of "Falling" that may be the most mysterious and universal kind there is, falling in love. Officially here on this week's show we are appropriately enough "Falling."
MS. REBECCA SHEIR
We recently asked people in WAMU's public insight network to share their stories about the moment they fell in love. Here are some of their tales as told to "Metro Connection's" Raphaella Bennin.
MS. MENOSH APPL
I'm Menosh Appl, I live in Falls Church and I'm 29 years old.
MR. CRAIG APPL
Hi, I'm Craig Appl, I'm Menosh's husband and I'm 28 years old.
He's a year younger, that's okay, though.
When I knew that I was in love with her? Such a difficult question to answer.
I had no clue that I liked him.
I mean, she says I might've had a crush on her but I didn't know that I liked her.
So we met at ASHOKA (sp?) which is a nonprofit and I used to be a receptionist there.
And I was a temp for about six weeks.
So he asked me if I played chess and I said, "Yes, of course I play chess.
And so I said, "All right, let's do it." And that chess game turned into five chess games and five hours.
That was it, would be our first, I guess, quote, unquote, date.
And after that it was his birthday and I had to buy him a gift and when I was signing the card, I don't know should I put sincerely, Menosh or love, Menosh. And it was like the biggest dilemma and it doesn't seem like a really big deal right now but it was such a huge deal. Like, what do I say, but I think I ended up saying love, Menosh.
Yes, I came across the card the other day and it's a really nice message of you're a really nice person, I think you're great, Sincerely, Menosh. Sincerely, what? What does this mean?
But I think that's when I realized, like my God, I like this guy. So that was when I knew.
MS. GINZY LAMPRECHT
My husband is Mark Dosch and he's from Silver Spring, Md.
MR. MARK DOSCH
This is Ginzy Lamprecht otherwise known Virginia Lamprecht, who is has completely enchanted me for 17 years. I went one night over to Nanny O'Briens, which is a nice little pub. It was September 25th of 1996 and...
And, well, it was September 25th, 1995.
You're right, '95. And soon a young woman came in. She had just really long, thick curly hair that was luxuriant, you know, just super full and I love lots of hair.
And out of the corner of my eye I saw this gorgeous man and he was sitting between two friends of mine. So I said, well, I'm just going to hang out here for a while. And as our conversation continued, I realized that I might be meeting someone really, really important. And I was heading out and I think Mark asked me if I wanted a ride home and I thought to myself, hmm, usually don't allow people to drive me home from bars but I said, okay, you can drive me home. And then before I got out of the car he had his hand on the stick shift and we interlaced hands.
We interlaced fingers.
And I felt this almost electricity and I felt...
Something electric happened just in that simple gesture and if I was to say when I fell in love, that was the point, and I'll never forget it.
Those were members of WAMU's public insight network or PIN, speaking with "Metro Connection's" Raphaella Bennin. And if you missed our shout out about PIN earlier in the show, you can get more information and become a member at metroconnection.org/pin.
And that's "Metro Connection" for this week. We heard from WAMU's Jonathan Wilson, Sabri Ben-Achour, Emily Friedman, Jerad Walker and Raphaella Bennin. Our acting news director is Meymo Lyons. Our managing producer is Tara Boyle. Lauren Landau is our editorial assistant. Our intern is Raphaella Bennin. Jonna McKone, Lauren Landau and Raphaella Bennin produce "Door to Door." Thanks, as always, to the WAMU engineering and digital media teams for their help with production and the "Metro Connection" website.
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Their countries, their problems, there going to be always problems but that's our job as well, to have a better, safer and peaceful world in harmony.
I'm Rebecca Sheir and thanks for listening to "Metro Connection," a production of WAMU 88.5 news.
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