And then you think of the first time you met. And you remember what babies you were. Fresh out of your own parents’ home. And you think of how you wandered around each other for months. Both waiting for the other to get disentangled from now-forgotten other people. And you think of how long you waited for that first kiss. And you hold on to it. And again, you think of the last time you saw her, and you think of the after-coffee kiss on the cheek. So casual. So see-you-next-time. And you try not to think about how that was your last one. And you hold on to that as well.
And you sit there quietly.
This entire piece tore me apart from the first to last sentence.
can i just have a close bff lady friend? i always miss the boat in my lady friendships where i end up chillin’ with broads and (a) they have a sister they’re close to, (b) the already have a sister-like bff, (c) they are clingy boyfriend obsessed and so they drag their buddy around when i just wanna talk about my adult acne and drink wine.
i just wanna be the leslie knope/ann perkins combo. (ideally we’d each be a little of both because both is the perfect combo but together unstoppable, duh, but of course you knew that, future bff.)
So sometimes my stoop is like the party stoop where the locals get loud and get high. Well I usually just try to get into my apartment undetected because I don’t wanna make waves.
So tonight, me and the boy were walking to a restaurant around the block so we obviously had to walk down the party stoop. We made it mostly unscathed until this girl with swirly hair was all, “hi!”
And I, naively, took the bait and said, “hi.”
To which she responded, “she speaks.”
Like they’re all in on me being some snooty broad that is too good to talk to them. So I just alpha-stared her down, but the point is really that I know this bitch is gonna be a problem and god I just wanted a nice chicken dinner what the hell?
All neighbors are awful. Don’t be the awful neighbor. Some of us are so not down to be the party stoop. We aren’t cranky! We are v. v. cool people! People that just wanna live our lives without you in it, neighbors.