that perfect hand…

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big… and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time… it's perfect. It's mine.



I know, I know… kind of a ridonkulous (haha?) title… possibly even reason for avoiding this entry. Although, I just had to share this with someone.

So after school I got off the LRT and onto the bus, and I was sitting down while this group of people were standing beside me, talking about their day. (I don’t consider it eavesdropping when they are speaking load and clear for everyone to hear, ok?) Anyways, the one girl, let’s call her Teresa (T), was telling this boy, alias is Jeff (J), about her “break-up” she had that afternoon. It went something like this:

“So Jeff, I did it.” – T
“Yea I know, I heard.” – J
“It’s unfortunate. I mean, I only dated him for two weeks but I know he was the one.” – T
“Then why did you break up with him?” – J (good point…)
“Because he didn’t let me use his homework when I forgot to do it.” – T
“You’re kidding?” – J
“Nope. It was really hard though. I mean, yea I’ve only known him a month but it’s really tough when you think about having kids with the person, you know?” – T
“Well then you should just told your friend to dump him for you, then saves you the hassle of dealing with things yourself.” – J
“Oh I never thought of that!” – T
“Consider it for your next boyfriend… Teresa you always say you’re with the one.” – J
“Don’t make fun of me, it’s not my problem every guy who meets me loves me. It’s just unfortunate they aren’t good enough for me.” (No Joke.) -T
“Haha. Don’t kid yourself. The guy actually called you a man infront of everyone.” – J
“WHAT! What did you say? Did you defend me?” – T

(Jeff’s Stop to get off the bus… as he’s leaving…)
“NO I agreed with him. You are a total man looking girl” – J

And she proceeded to bawl.

Now, here’s the kicker to this episode. I assumed these kids were in early high school, judging from their actions, conversation and appearance… but the crying, devastated, single, gift-to-men woman, sat down beside me and proceeded to talk about her weekend plans with another bystander… as it IS going to be her 19th birthday and all…

ARE YOU KIDDING! Not only was I confused the only time (obviously) but it brought me back to when I was 19 (two years ago) and it begs the question: was I ever like that?

When we leave high school, we leave that immaturity behind… don’t we? I mean, the boy calling her a man was a little over the edge but boys will be boys, they say. Girls are supposed to be girls…until they’re women. Or something?

Yea it was a had to be there moment, but I want to pose to the general audience of my blog: when are we supposed to leave the high school-esque girlie drama behind?

5 thoughts on “girls

  1. Well first things first…. I feel completely honored that I am not only in one of your blogs but in the title none the less!! i have considered bringing back the blog thanks for thinking it’s a good idea…. it’s nice to know people like to read my nonsense — I’m not sure it will happen, only time will tell

    about this post…. I don’t even know what to say — but I feel the need to comment none the less lol. 19 might have been a bit longer ago for me than it was for you but not so long that i don’t remember it. I like to think i never sounded that obserd to a friend, or to a stranger — but you never know. About the boy calling her manish — ahhhh boys can be so cruel case in point one of my guy friends who used to tell girls they were “pretty and kind” and then follow with “pretty ugly and kinda stupid”. –this was of course when we were 12… not 19.

  2. p.s. it looks like your drama figured itself and i’m glad for that — yes megan is right i have had MANY roomates but more importantly i have an opinion on EVERYTHING — If my roomate clad past didn’t pursuade you to solicit my advice my willingness to offer an opinion (biased as it may be) should!

  3. Haha..
    You have the craziest experiences EVER. My gosh teenagers are crazy (isn’t it strange not being a ‘teenager’ anymore? We’re growing up too quickly!).

    How’d psych go? I missed seeing you.. it’s lonely in the library!! See ya soon.

  4. Kate, I love the way you write! I like to think that by the time you are 19 your a lot more mature than this young lady is/was! I suppose it depends on where your life focus is. Keep on writing!

  5. LOL! I used to love listening to Bus Drama while I was going to UVIC. Totally reminded me of school days! Anyways, in my opinion, since you asked, high school girly drama should be left in highschool. Although some girls will not have changed at all by the time the 10 year reunion hits!
    C’est la Vive. (sp?)(I’m not good at french) Perhaps I should just say, Such is life.

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