January 22, 2021
My excuses are fairly lame when it comes to a cancelling a coffee with Shirley. Shirley’s excuses, on the other hand, are long and overblown, filled with impending death and last-minute dashes to bedsides of her family in distant places. Perhaps this is just another reason for me to think that friendship with Shirley is not so life-affirming. Although, in her defence, she has an elderly mother who is approaching the century, hanging on for her telegram no doubt. Having so many frequently ailing relatives may just because she has so many relatives. My family is sparse and far flung.