Invitation to tennis

This morning in Berlin, I came back from my walk at around a quarter to eight. It had been very cold outside and I had not taken my jacket, so I was shivering.

When I came into the hotel, a middle-aged Englishman came up to me and said, "Do you play tennis?"

I said, "Yes, I do."

Then he asked, "Could you come and play with me? Nobody is at the courts."

Unfortunately I had not brought my tennis racquet on that trip, so I had to excuse myself.

— 7 June 1986