last night when i was driving a nice nanny home jeanine called so i put her on speaker
she was telling me that she wasnt coming home and i said fine. when it was over she said ok, i love you!
i replied likewise and when we hung up i explained to my passenger who jeanine was and that she was sleeping on my couch temporarily.
oh how sweet that you still tell each other you love each other.
i said yeah.
the lady told me that where she’s from (el salvador), when a relationship is over there is no i love yous any more.
i said, america is sorta the same, but there are exceptions.
it depends, i told her, on how the relationship was and how it ended.
i told her that when jeanine and i were over we had a breakup party and three bands played.
maria the nanny had a hard time comprehending it.
i said, it was a different time. pre 9/11, pre-internet. we were lucky to have cable tv
she said, but bands? i said yeah, rock n roll was still alive.
i said but there are other exes that i dont care to hear from any more, like anna.
then i told her about anna and then handed her my cell phone and opened the text messages.
almost every day this woman sends you pictures of herself.
si, i said.
pretty girl! she said, with a wink and handed it back.
i said looks are deceiving, as is anna, which is why i dont really respond and why i would have a very hard time trusting her again, which is why it’s best to move on.
maria’s accent was thick, but she did understand everything
and as she got out she said, i love you tony