Sunday, May 08, 2005
I get these what if moments now & then, & the other day I got to thinking.
What if something we are used to seeing on a regular basis suddenly became invisible?
Just picture the following:
It’s no good I have to tell someone, and it might as well be you, after all, you are my best friend.
Sue placed their morning coffees on the table and sat down.
‘Now’. She paused, ‘what I’m about to say must remain a secret, you must promise not to tell a living soul’.
Best friend, Pat thought. Where did she get that from? Oh my god, I don’t need this, Ok, so we’ve had a few chats over coffee, that doesn't make us bosom pals dose it?
Pat rearranged her face and trying to look the part of a best friend and said. ‘Of course Sue, you know me; I’m the soul of discretion. My lips are sealed’.
‘I’m fat. There, I’ve said it; I’m fat, fat, fat, fat.
Of all the things Sue could have revealed, this was the last thing Pat was expecting. An affair perhaps, or even that she had robbed the local post office. It would have been easier to deal with, than fat.
'Well say something’ Sue yelled. ‘Don’t just sit there with that look on your face, please... say something even if it’s only goodbye...