Adult Yesterday

Earlier in the morning I called his brother to let him know what time I'd be arriving, according to Google.  I added that I was Latina incase that mattered.  He laughed...asking, "What?"

 

Me: I'm Latina, hispanic, of Mexican descent.  Whatever you wanna call it.  I'm not anybody's anchor baby, nor seeking a green card, I'm perfectly legal.

 

He's still laughing, says wow...

 

Him: I'm not even sure how to respond to that, if my brother gave the impression that we look down on others, he is wrong.  We welcome all into this family and we treat everybody with respect, no matter where there roots are.

 

I felt foolish for having brought it up, but continued...

 

Me: Well, I'm sorry, but sometimes people don't know any better and they see a hispanic {hate that word} and assume we're all illegal. And, no, Richard has never said anything bad about you guys.

 

Him: Gotcha.  But we're Texans raised in the Houston area, it's not as if it's an all white area, ya'know.

 

Not sure what that quite meant but again just told him what time I'd be meeting them and we hung up.

 

I arrived 15 minutes before the time I mentioned, because I don't drive like an old man. They were  actually already there.  And by 'they' I mean the brother, the brother's wife and both parents.  Anddd...Richard's mother over the phone came across as a sweet old lady....She was sweet but, anything but old looking.  She's very much an active woman, still.  His dad looked somewhat older than his wife.  He was real nice.  The bro was what I expected in looks and personality. The wife? HA! She too was hispanic...

 

My pregnancy was a hot topic.  From due date to names and birthing stories.  I didn't offer any info on Richard, only answered whatever they asked.  I did let them know that I was going to be in trouble for secretly having met them.  They said I musn't do that.  They were grateful for at least a connection. I let them know that when Richard's daughter was available and their flood recovery was done that maybe we could meet up...assuming both Richard and Julie approved.  Apparently Julie kept in touch up until the divorce...they never met Julie or the daughter in person.  

 

It was a nice afternoon, they were as nice as I expected.  Oh, there was an update on the son that caused Richard leaving the family.  

 

We left and I headed home dreading what was going to happen once there.

 

He wasn't happy.  He compared what I'd done to running off to fuck 'that psycho'.  He said he couldn't be more hurt, angry or felt more betrayed had I done that. WTF. It was at that point I said I had studying to do and we were done.  He kept yelling at me long after I got to the bedroom to read.

 

Did I mention that my chimes are soothing? They are....I might get another one for the other window.

 

A Spanish saying that applies here: 

“La persona que se enoja tiene dos trabajos, enojarse y contentarse."

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Comments (9)

  1. Bettymom

    I’m glad your lunch went okay. Are you going to cool it now to keep Richard from blowing off the top of his head?

    September 10, 2017
    1. sarahb1218

      Of course not, Girly has family on her father’s side and she will know them with or without her father.

      September 11, 2017
  2. wirelessguru1

    This blog will be erased this week…

    September 11, 2017
    1. sarahb1218

      I know…I won’t be moving.

      September 11, 2017
      1. wirelessguru1

        So why did you start this blog?

        September 11, 2017
        1. sarahb1218

          I liked it here at thoughts, I do not like the new site. Maybe it’ll be better once it’s had time to work kinks out. It doesn’t even look like a real blog site.

          September 11, 2017
          1. wirelessguru1

            I like it here too but that is not going to stop this web site from shutting down.

            September 11, 2017
            1. sarahb1218

              Not even sure why he’s shutting it, it’s not as if he (the owner) was even manning it. What would be the difference. I have another blog somewhere else, I’ve told the 4 or 5 I interact with where it’s at.

              September 11, 2017
            2. wirelessguru1

              Most likely he does not want to continue to pay The Internet bills…

              September 11, 2017