As I've mentioned before, I'm not working this fall. I almost got a part-time job but it turns out I make more money on unemployment. Go figure. Anyway, I feel that I need to keep busy in order not to fuck too many things up which I feel like I've been doing a lot lately. Especially with my daughter. She's having trouble with friends at school (she feels that people put her down and tease her a lot) and in trying to be sympathetic, I think I may have become too involved.
To prevent further grief in her life, I'm getting out of the house and taking an adult education French class. I was a French major in college although none of the professor knew it because I spent all my time in the theater. Anyway, I love all things French and with time on my hands I thought it'd be good to re-learn the language a bit.
At the start of class, the teacher wanted to make sure that she had our correct phone numbers. The first student recited his in French so we all felt we had to follow suit.
Now, I've spoken enough French in the past to know my numbers well so I rattled mine off quickly. And this woman, another student, turns to her neighbor and says, "Well, that was an easy number, that's why she did it so quickly."
Do people never change? Maybe I should ask my daughter for advice....