All in a day
March 8, 2012
“He was our hero, if only he had a message!”
-of an 83 year old man who we thought would be a great advocate against VAW/G (violence against women and girls). When asked about the topic, he went off topic.
“How do you know my name?” It’s the second time this guy calls me by my name, and I have no idea where I know him from. Or do I?
“I’m just psychic. Give me your palm, and I’ll tell you something about yourself.”
I readily give him my hand, preparing to be taken aback by him disclosing something few people knew about me.
I burst out laughing. He’s a fake & a phony! Fempact means nothing to me. FEMNET on the other hand is where I work.
“Your lines are blurry” he protests.
I look down at my palm and see very clear lines in every which direction.
“He can be gotten.” In response to my questions about the whereabouts of a man
“Can I pay my bills now?”
“No, it’s better you pay in the morning before you leave.”
“What if I simply leave without settling my bills?!”
“Oh, not to worry. We know people, who know people, who know people —-(wait for it) at the airport!”
“I see….there’s no negotiating that one then. Especially them being at the airport and all…”