Her name was Margaret. Her friends called her Madge. All she had to do was smile or say 'hi' to him and he was a puddle. How did this happen?
Zooey was easily the most intelligent person in any given room. But when Margaret was concerned he lost it all. He either behaved as if a cat got his tongue or he blubbered on like a real phony. He hated himself for that.
He'd leave set every night feeling lousy about how much of a phony he was in front of Margaret that day. He managed to say 'bye' tonight.