My neighbor across the street, who does NOT want to be known as the neighborhood busy body, looks just like the Grinch (except she’s not green). Especially when she’s getting ready to lay her latest bit of gossip on you. She gets all in your space, screws up her face and morphs right into the Grinch.
I will admit, a couple of weeks ago when our other neighbors were busted for meth, I slowed down and listened to her. Only because I had been suspecting for months that something funny was going on. Seriously, it was like an airport over there with all the traffic. I had no idea what the meth cookers names were so when I saw the police blotter in the paper for that day, I didn’t know it was them. Fortunately, we have the Grinch to keep us up to date on all the happenings in the neighborhood.
Except I don’t wanna.
I don’t want to give up any time (or meals!) at all to participate in neighborhood gossip that will be repeated over and over and over until I come up with a good excuse for why I can’t stand there any longer. So now I have to plan my life around ditching the Grinch.
She’s a lot less apt to accost me when I’m with David. So that’s the bonus round. But David is getting ready to leave for 9 weeks to go to the Academy. Can I ditch the Grinch for 9 weeks? Her house faces mine. She sees me no matter how fast I move. It will be a challenge but one I am up for. Cuz I will win. She can be a busybody without me.