Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The Help

Have you read this book?
I started reading it yesterday.  Have already seen the movie and enjoyed it.  However, the book is sparking more thought than the movie did.  Got me to thinking about a time in the late 80s / early 90s when I was invited to a friend's house for lunch.  Nothing unusual about either the invitation or the lunch as such, but while we were enjoying coffee after, the "help" arrived to clean house.  The "help" was another friend of mine.  Awkward with a capital "A"!  Clearly, the hostess looked down at this person as if she was clearly not in her league ... which made me wonder how the hostess looked at me ... which made me wonder how I looked at my other friend myself ... and the whole situation gave me a big fat headache!  And we were all the same "colour"! 

We're having a warm spell up here ... mucky sidewalks and roads.  One more day to go then 3 days off.  I feel a "jammies" day coming on!