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Thursday, December 22, 2016

meow! catty and proud

Yes I admit it, I'm being catty.

Remember two years ago, Becca was planning to share an apartment with a girl she'd known since kindergarten.  They were best friends, it seemed like a perfect match.  And the whole thing fell apart just before they were supposed to sign the lease and move in, partially because of the girl, and partially because of Helicopter Mom. Helicopter Mom treated Becca very poorly.  Becca dodged a bullet.

And to rub salt in the wound, the other girl found another roommate and moved into an apartment six months later, months before Becca found a roommate and an apartment.

Needless to say, Becca is no longer friends with the girl.

It is two years later, and now I'm taking a weekly yoga class at the public library.  First session, I didn't know a soul in the class.

Second session.  Five minutes after class began, a woman came in, and with great show, she unrolled her mat ... and I thought "She looks just like Helicopter Mom!"

She was wearing white knit pants with a gaping hole in one leg and a faded tie dyed t shirt.

I wasn't sure it was Helicopter Mom, but then she told the instructor that she was a retired teacher, and then she introduced herself to another student.

I wasn't sure she recognized me...until the end of class, when she interrupted a conversation I was having so she could talk to the woman I'd been talking to.  She didn't  say a word to me,  And I had nothing to say to her.

Becca told me that her former friend is now living with a cousin, that her first roommate broke the lease and moved out after nine months.  I wonder why that happened...


And then she said "If Helicopter Mom asks, tell her I have the best apartment and the best roommate, and that clearly everything worked out for the best."

Helicopter Mom did not come to the third session.  I wonder if she'll show up this week.

3 comments:

peppylady (Dora) said...

When I was younger I shared places. But I don't know if I could now...Oh I do I'm married.
Coffee is on

songbird's crazy world said...

LOL, when you're 24 and you want to live in Manhattan, you get a 1 bedroom apartment and convert the living room into a second bedroom, it's the only way to afford the rent.

songbird's crazy world said...

LOL, when you're 24 and you want to live in Manhattan, you get a 1 bedroom apartment and convert the living room into a second bedroom, it's the only way to afford the rent.

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