My Penguin Friend
Since my entry for today (Monday) mysteriously cut short, I'm just moving a day back and will add the thoughts here instead. :) A college friend is desperate for a visit. I call her "Penguin." She is very antisocial, and I am her only friend. I've had to cancel my visit multiple times over the last couple of months, and she has started to get frustrated. Thus, I will be visiting her this weekend. She has just had a baby and is struggling with single-mom life. Thankfully her parents let her move in with them. She lives pretty far away, and I honestly wish I could avoid the visit. She can be a bit naive sometimes, but she comes across as rude, demeaning, and entitled. Yet she needs a friend right now, and I'm the only one she's got. So, I'll be making the 4-hour drive there on Saturday morning and then driving back Sunday afternoon. She's dissatisfied that my visit will be so short, but I cannot take the time off work right now. She is also expecting me to bring Christmas gifts for her and the baby. What happened to my resolution to be more "selfish" this year?