November 7, 2023
Like many sisters we do love to share our news and gossip with each other, well this woman certainly does😊
Every quarter of the year the executive managers hold a meeting where the supervisors of both facilities can sit and openly discuss the latest issues, nothing is out of bounds ….as I was to discover!!!!. I suppose expecting forty women to agree on any subject was a bit too much to expect!!!
Three hours later and after a few intense exchanges we two groups parted with hugs and more hugs.
As it was only 9pm Julia, Debbie, Helen and I decided to go for a few drinks at our favourite wine bar. Moira, my favourite bartender, indicated that the group of women in one of the booths were collecting their coats and bags to leave, so she would get the booth cleared of their glasses and we could then settle in there.
We placed our order with Moira and waited as the young woman made good the booth for us. As we stood I heard a male voice behind me say in a low voice “look at her behind me, she’s tall, she’s not one of those ….you know!!!” .
I could feel his eyes on me, my heart was in my mouth until another male voice saved the day.
“That is a woman and from head to toe female!!!”
He continued with “And also you have certainly crossed the line with that comment!!!”
Hearing the words she, her, female and woman within their exchange gave me a confidence boost that had me walking on air.
The evening was a blend of girltalk, gossip and all that guys assume when a group of women meet up.
Moira made the evening very special and she certainly deserved the gratuity we left for her, if only for her lovely comments on how lovely I looked and my new shorter hairstyle that displayed the earrings my niece gave me on the promise that I would have my ears pierced, which I had done.
Well that’s another step into the world of Faye.
The theatre group are deep into rehearsals for the Christmas Show and once again my services are required in the promotions area. What with my full time work at the Care Home, church and now theatre I have little time to chill, but darling sister I would have it no other way. My niece calls me a social butterfly in high heels, a comment I am happy to accept.
Your blog is still my read over breakfast or in my coffee break at my desk.
Your emails fill me with pride. Pride that you and I, never to meet, are inextricably bound. Pride that I gave you a small amount of inspiration. And mostly pride that you are living your best possible life.
You know this will be posted unless you tell me otherwise.
It is an inspiration!
Your words alone inspire me to be who I am. I would like to make one point very clear, that is that the wine bar mentioned has a very strict policy of ‘Safety and Care for women’ and the male in question was politely requested to finish his drink and leave. The staff and particularly Moira have always given me that assurance and treated me, rightfully so, as any other female patron.
I just wished for you not to get the wrong impression of the bar/bistro.Faye