Last Brunch With the Girls

salad greens

“If you hate them so much why are they your friends,” Jim had asked as I prepared to leave our cozy little bungalow on a rainy afternoon, headed for brunch with the girls.  It was a monthly tradition, every third Sunday, five of my old sorority sisters and I met at a restaurant in the city to pick at dry salads and compete in the clandestine game of frenemies everywhere – Whose Life Is Better?

I’m thinking of Jim’s question again as we begin the sudden death round of our ridiculous little competition – Who’s Skinniest/Healthiest?  The salad ordering kicks off with each woman trying to one-up the last – one asks for dressing on the side, another asks for no dressing, yet another asking for no protein or dressing, just limp salad greens.  Camilla thinks she’s won, as she has countless times before, when she just asks for a hot water with lemon, claiming not to be very hungry when she looks smugly at me.

“Burger and fries,” I say to the waiter confidently, drawing glares from my companions as I realize it’s time I took myself out of the game.

The Six Sentence Story prompt this week is Draw.

 

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15 comments on “Last Brunch With the Girls

  1. ivywalker says:

    Now thats the way to play!!!

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Good one! Bette have the chocolate cake too and say mmmmm as you eat it!

  3. luckyjc007 says:

    Good for her! She finally realized it was time to live her life without all the competition in trying to be the best and going along with the program. Wonderful story! 🙂

  4. oldegg says:

    …and all their mouths watered!

  5. Hahahaha! I love this!

  6. Bravo! Not only is this a well-written story that I enjoyed reading, but I love her playing of the final hand of the game! Winner in my books for sure!!

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