Gary Edward Geraci

Holding Purses

Maybe I’m just

being a bad

sport but there’s

a certain alienation,


having married into

a foreign culture,

when all the guests are

speaking their native


tongue and I am left

there trying to look delighted;

finding ways to keep myself

busy without appearing


disinterested or behaving like

a stick-in-the-mud.

Almost inevitably,

I’m quite cross by


the end of the night;

my mood, befouled;

angry at myself

for being so selfish.


Gary Edward Geraci


  • Gary Edward Geraci

    Ha ha! Great point Outback - who would have imagined credit card interest rates hovering between 25 to 30 percent? Thanks for stopping by friend.

  • Goldfinch60

    These things do happen but what you need to hope is that it is not being done just to keep you out of the conversation.

  • orchidee

    A fine write Gary. yes, in places, clubs, etc, there can be those 'in-the-know' or be 'cliquey'.
    Even some churches can become a bit like 'The Firm'. One choir I know was like the Mafia (oh dear!). 'Sing what we want, or else!'
    Now - where's my purse and handbag? heehee.

  • Suresh

    Been there

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