Monday, August 07, 2017


Cathy, Sue & Faye haven't seen each other since high school. They rediscover each other via a reunion website & arrange to meet for lunch in a wine bar.

Cathy arrives first, wearing a beige Versace. She orders a bottle of Pinot Grigio.

Sue arrives shortly afterward, in gray Chanel. After the required, ritualized kisses, she joins Cathy in a glass of wine.

Then Faye walks in, wearing a faded old tee-shirt, blue jeans & boots. She too shares the wine.

Cathy explains that after leaving high school & graduating from Princeton in Classics, she met & married Bill, with whom she has a beautiful daughter. Bill is a partner in one of New York's leading law firms. They live in a 4,000 sq. ft. Co-op on Fifth Avenue, where Susanna, the daughter, attends drama school. They have a second home in Phoenix

Sue relates that she graduated from Harvard Med School & became a surgeon. Her husband, Clint, is a leading Wall Street investment banker. They live in Southampton on Long Island & have a second home in Naples, Florida.

Faye explains that she left school at 17 & ran off with her boyfriend, Larry. They run a tropical bird park in Memphis & grow their own vegetables. Larry can stand five parrots, side by side, on his penis.

Halfway down the third bottle of wine & several hours later, Cathy blurts out that her husband is really a cashier at Wal-Mart. They live in a small apartment in Brooklyn & have a travel trailer parked at a nearby storage facility.

Sue, chastened & encouraged by her old friend's honesty, explains that she & Clint are both nurses' aides in a retirement home. They live in Jersey City & take vacation camping trips to Alabama.

Faye admits that the fifth parrot has to stand on one leg.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Once she washes the parrot shit off, Faye is a happy wife.