It's been a weird couple days, so when Michelle hollered for me to come over last night to join her, her bro, and a gal friend for a cold one, I went. The current drama in her life has taken more horrendous turns and we all marveled at the sickness and lies that some people seem to perpetrate at the expense of nice people like us and Jeff (her bro) provided some pretty funny gallows humor. In the midst of it all a kid who just moved in with his mom came up the street shouting Scripture and tried to pick a fight with Bryce. At least one of the neighbors called the cops and they came out and talked to him -- his mother came out and hollered at the cops and at us (and y'all know how well I took that but I don't talk when our Finest is involved).
They obviously understood that the problem wasn't going away because less than ten minutes later, the kid was back out hollering and the cops must have been just around the corner watching because they were back wrestling the kid into the cruiser to take him to the psych ward. His mother came this close >< to going, too, and was blaming us, the System, and and everyone else in the world for her son's problems and shouting that she knew the Mayor. (So do I and I know him well enough to call him 'Jamie' and can tease him about his grocery-bagging days -- guess who he would listen to?)
After they took him away, Mom kept talking loud and badly enough about us and Michelle decided to go over and talk to her despite her bro and I telling her not to go. She did and Mom finally shut up. We talked until the wee hours about life, the Universe and everything and eventually, we all decided that 'sleep' was a good word. I'm ready for another vacation.
Just another day in the paradise called Kay's World. Here's a video of an oldie I like that came to mind: