I can’t believe it – I’ve been invited to multiple parties. And in the same December! Which means in the same year! I am no longer the Neurotic Man who can’t always get what he wants. Oh bother. This is quite a hassle for me as I have no idea what to wear, when to arrive, and what to bring. Or what the theme of the party is – or should be. Once there, I’m sure I’ll have no idea how to act. I also don’t know which one of my multiple personalities should come to the forefront for the party. Ha! Just kidding. I don’t have multiple personalities, I’m sure once of us has told you this before… But about the parties, one’s an office party at work, the other’s at my best friend’s Tom house. The office party will be the easiest to deal with as I’ll probably just not show up. It’s what everyone would expect of me and as usual I plan to be quite obliging. As for Tom, I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned him to you. He does odd things, like he throws a Christmas party on January 25th. When he first told me about the party several of his friends were nearby and he did this whole winking bit. More about the winking later.
I met Tom by accident. I ran into him with my car. He wasn’t too hurt but did have to spend three weeks in a hospital. I visited him every day and my presence was such an inspiration to him! Every day, during those first two weeks when he couldn’t walk, he said he would get out of bed and kill me. And every day he couldn’t. Until the day he could and he strangled me and I had to use the panic button in his room to call for help. Obviously I was the inspiration to help him walk again. I gave his life some meaning.
Somehow we became friends. Perhaps it’s because we both have afflictions. Whenever someone else is around Tom panics and says something mean to me and then winks to everyone else in the room. This affliction must be very embarrassing to have and naturally, I feel sorry for him. The problem is I don’t feel comfortable around any of his other friends. When he does the mean thing followed by the winking bit I withdraw and become quiet and the next thing you know I’m daydreaming about being in a happier place and it’s quite often a meadow and the sky is blue and the clouds all puffy and I’m just sitting there in amidst my bliss with an arm wrapped around Violet. But of course the Violet part isn’t true, can’t be true and as for the winking, I guess it will never end. Yes, it’s true what someone, I just don’t know who it was, said. “You can’t always get what you want.” http://www.amazon.com/Neurotic-Man-Richard-Georges-ebook/dp/B00A6TOK24