I thought she was cute.
Not a beauty by any stretch, but still attractive.
She was intelligent, easy to talk to, had a great sense of humor and a quick smile...
I was instantly comfortable with her.
When I asked her name she responded "I'm Happy", accompanied by that smile.
A smile like that certainly made it easy to remember someone called "Happy"!
"So Happy, is that your real name?"
"No, my real name is Gladys"...
this comment was accompanied by a strange flicker of her eyes, causing me to dig further-
"How did you come by the nickname?"
... A different smile now... I've embarrassed her a little... and she's even more attractive.
"Well, YOU KNOW GUYS!
Guy friends didn't like the name Gladys. The crude ones started calling me 'Glad Ass'.
That quickly transitioned to 'Happy Tail', which was then just shortened to 'Happy'."
My roommate at the time latched on to her and they became a couple...
I was glad he did. She was good at making all those around her "Happy"!