Procrastinating with Holden in The Catcher in the Rye
Recently I read pages 60- 75 in The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, after Holden had arrived to the hotel, he checked in, the room he stayed in was terrible, but had a window which he had stared out for a while. And he had called a friend that work in the hotel and founded out she attend Princeton, and asked did she had any acquaintance with a guy named Eddy there, an she went yes.
After the chat he asked her out for cocktails that night but, she was unavailable, she said tomorrow,and Holden reply and said he was gonna be busy tomorrow, so she said sorry then, well nice meeting you, and enjoy staying in New York..One line from this part of the book that stands out for me is: "I really fouled that up." I think this is describing the way he had felt when he wanted something, he just couldn't get.