Rich answered the door and found a short, young woman in blue coveralls with a ponytail of straight chestnut hair and a bright smile. His first thought was that she was cute. He wondered if it would be appropriate to ask her out. "Yes?" he said.
"Richard Landry?" Her voice was warm. It made him feel warm.
"That's me." He smiled, hoping it was as nice as her smile.
"Great. I'm here on business." He glanced at her card as he took it: Reclamation Services. "I'm hoping you can help me."
"Well, I'm pretty sure my car is paid up." Was that suave? He hoped it was suave.
"Oh, it's not that. Are you familiar with reincarnation?"
Rich's smile slipped. She was cute and cheery, but Rich was regretting being so friendly. "Um, I guess? Souls being reborn and stuff. Are you... evangelizing?"
"Nope." She grinned. "If you'll just come with me, I can explain."
"Go with you? Where?"
"You'll see. C'mon. It's time, Richard." He barely felt her gentle hand on his elbow, but it pulled him forward, inexorable. As he followed her, he looked at the card again.
"Oh," he said. "So... want to get a drink sometime?"