There is this two faced rat fink, who
is employed by my husband. She is in a wheelchair, which she plays
up for pity, but let me tell you, if a baby squirrel was in between
her and a chance to tell a lie, the road crew would be scraping
the fur out of the wheel tracks. Here's the thing
I am the
secretary for the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion. Ratfink
is the president and her sister, that one, what a crepe hanger,
always playing the martyr with her lumbago, is the treasurer. After
our last pot luck, we came up $300 short. I'm not saying they lined
their pockets, but I did say we should look into it. They went ballistic
and quit the Ladies Auxiliary, and are now telling everyone in town
that I victimize the disabled. Should we still examine the books?
And is it disloyal for my husband to keep her on the payroll while
they cast aspersions?
PS. She is the shop steward for the
By all means, look into the
missing moolah. But as far as the casting of aspersions,
ask yourself, does this person have anything you want ? Now if your
reputation was truly at stake you could rightfully demand your husband
exact vengeance. But think twice... if said ratfink is competent
by union standards, and those are the standards that matter, it
would be a big favor to call in. And for what? Does she say these
things to your face? Is it in writing? If not who cares, it means
nothing, in fact she is helping you out, because jamokes
who believe gossip are not worth your time. I recommend you send
her and the sister a note thanking them.
God bless, Donna
My brother in law's wife's sister in
law recently, how can I say it, just got a fabulous boob job. Believe
me, she looks 1000 times more attractive than before .Was it so
wrong for me to compliment? My wife seems to think so.
Impressed, Middle Village
I am assuming that you are not the complimenting
sort, otherwise you and the wife would have worked this one out
long before. If you are not in the habit of complimenting the ladies,
probably not good to start when one suddenly sprouts a pair of double
d's, makes you seem less than a class act. This goes for anything
you might have said, which could range from My you look well
today, to hey nice rack, what'd it run you?
God bless, Donna.
NOTE TO ALL WHO WROTE IN TO DISAGREE
WITH MY RESPONSE TO TWO FATHERS FROM LOCUST VALLEY
You're all so pathetic, don't you understand
a single thing I've been telling you??? You can not tell anyone
who is or isn't their family, YOU may not think it's their family
but what you think doesn't matter. I suggest you all get over yourselves,
and spend your time on something that will get you somewhere, like
straightening out the basement.
CONFIDENTIAL TO MUDDLED
Here are two things you can't change- the past, or other people.
But you can change yourself. You must decide which is worse, eating
your pride and making nice while your sister is alive, (and this
will only work if you have the gracious heart, no resentment, because
there is no guarantee anyone will be nice back or even thank you)
or living with regret once she's gone. Either way your chops are
going to be busted. God bless, Donna
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Monk is a full time faculty member of Penn State University, where
she teaches creative writing, both fiction and non fiction. She
pursues freelance writing, authoring plays and feature articles.
She has broken nearly as many rules of family as she has enforced.
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