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Eating Lunch With The Braggart

I dream every night, she brags. I am wearing an aquamarine chiffon dress, and I am doing the tango. I hate her a bit, for I do not recall even a petite part of my dreams. Last night I was dancing with a handsome stranger, he was wearing a tuxedo, she said. Good. I have never been fond of tuxedos. Now I despise them, and men who wear them. We lived in a gorgeous house, and we looked down on the little people, she said. Her true self is coming into the conversation now. Another teacher in the lunchroom catches my eye. We throw back our heads and laugh. We cannot stop. We are cry-laughing now. What? She asks, having no idea. There is no way to explain.

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Date: 9/28/2018 10:10:00 PM
Oh, that one was priceless! Snobbs are sad facts of society. Too bad they can't be in front of a mirror when they're snobbing people. Well penned.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/29/2018 1:27:00 AM
Thank you. I am bowing just a tad and my muse is howling. We read it again, and we love it.
Date: 9/28/2018 3:10:00 PM
I love this because I can picture it so easily... so hilarious! ;D Love the term "cry-laughing", such a perfect description... And the fact that she cannot understand why you are laughing makes it even funnier! Snobby people really can't see how ridiculous their behavior makes them look.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/29/2018 1:27:00 AM
To me it is SO obvious, and to hundreds of others, yet the one who has no idea truly has NO idea!
Date: 9/28/2018 7:00:00 AM
This is really good, Caren. Your school seems to yield lots of fodder for poetry.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/28/2018 7:08:00 AM
If I ever retire, I will have to volunteer at a grade school, because I would be out of ideas so fast!