Ep. 04: Leslie and Ron: Job in the Federal Government

Ron finally lets Leslie know what actually led to their falling out. All his friends had moved on to better things, and he was prepared to make a drastic decision, only to be blown off by Leslie.

Ron Swanson:

“One day I looked up and just didn’t recognize anyone. So I made a decision, an unthinkable decision.”

(flashback to years past in Leslie’s office, then back to current time in the office)

Leslie Knope:

“Oh, no, Ron — I stood you up for lunch.”

Ron Swanson:

“You did. Yes. I waited for awhile but it was pretty easy to figure out what had happened. Your life seemed pretty hectic.”

Leslie Knope:

“Is that rest of the story? That I stood you up? You were going to ask me something that’s why you wanted to have lunch. Ron you were going…”

Ron Swanson:

“I was going to ask you for a job. In the Federal Government. Just saying it out loud feels dirty.”