Do all of us experience this phenomenon? Please don't tell me I'm the only one. Some of these events have haunted me. I'm hoping you have some too...if not, then I'm even more vacuous than I thought. HERE'S HOW IT GOES...
I don't lie very well. Never could. You can get the truth out of me by just looking at me cockeyed,, and i will invariably crumble like the loose cupcake I am. Once upon a time, I had an acquaintance named Betty. Betty was one of those "glom" on kind of folks. We've all got a few. You'd bravely pitch in there and buck her up when she needed it (which of course was always), and she in turn would suck every living cell out of you. Is Betty there when YOU need HER? Oh HELL no. You could be sinking in QUICKSAND, and Betty would casually stand by with her delicate and useless arm lamely pointed somewhere within your sphere. "ohhhhh so sorry...just toooo far away. Bye bye now."
I had gamely suffered the insufferable Betty for a few painful years, when a miracle occurred. Betty moved far away. Now, the agonizing Betty wasn't anywhere near the Vardzie orbit. NOPE.
Not so fast there. You kiddin' me? Betty took to VISITING. I wasn't home all that much...being on the road and all..but Betty somehow psychically knew exactly when I'd be in town. How, how, how?
"No Vardz, not in the mood for stir fry tonight...no...I think i'm hankerin' for a little pastrami from Katz's with a side of caviar topped egg, and oh...a nice brandy souffle'.
Moral of this story?
SHE'S LOTS SMARTER THAN US. Yes she IS.