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  • We're in a new city, we're in a new bar.
    We don't know anyone here, and I don't think they like us.

    I promised my friend, "Just one round of drinks, and we'll leave."
    She was not very comfortable.

    I politely asked, "Hey bartender, does that jukebox work?"

    Luckily, it did.

    Soon after, those cold shoulders became warm handshakes.

    Music was our common ground.
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