Once he made a little joke, and next time, a comment on how nice she looked.
George finally had the courage to ask Maria for a date to the local pizzeria.
When you suffer from post-war PTSD dating can be challenging.
It’s not something you want to advertise on dating sites, or when you see a beautiful woman in a bar.
Not that his father’s observation was wrong, but saying what he did, was like a slap.