A young man goes to meet a girl. They have not seen each other for a long time. During this time things have changed in his private life. The girl understands this when she gives him theatre tickets as a present. She finds confirmation of the conjectures in the behaviour of the young man and during a telephone conversation when she takes a dishearteningly simple and concise decision. So that he does not have to bother finding the right words, she clarifies the situation. Caught on a hook, he leaves with the feeling of relief, without having understood anything. This is a short story where everything is built on the assumptions of past and future.