"We should keep in touch."
"Sure!" Never mind that we’d spoken three times in the past four years; we were all giddy with transition, and such pledges were flying every which way.
A week later I got the first call.
"Josef. We said we’d keep in touch."
"Oh, yeah. So, do you want to hang some time?"
After that, he called weekly. I finally started screening my caller ID. Three weeks after that, Josef arrived at my door.
"A promise," he said sternly, "is a promise." He walked slowly to his waiting cab