Archive for September, 2018

Keeping up

September 7, 2018

The other day a colleague, Mz, drew me aside: he’d been rung by a mutual old friend Rz with whom we both shared a house when students. Apparently there had been a story in a weekend paper (which we both missed) recounting that one of Rz’s children was in a spot of bother with the law. There was a bit more to it than that and Rz had obviously told Mz more than Mz felt at liberty to pass on to me. It’s a watch and wait situation.

Rz and I were once close but have drifted apart, as you do. At this stage it would be odd for me to get in touch with Rz but I do feel for him and stand ready to offer support when needed. Meanwhile, in the spirit of Mz’s approach to me, I gave a call to PP, who was also close to Rz for some years more recently than I had been though (as PP told me) not so much recently.

I know this all looks like gossiping and all I can say is that it’s not as if any of us is rushing to tell the world. I don’t think this post can really count given my tiny readership.

I have known PP since we were both at school. We see each other maybe once every 4 or 5 years through a mutual friend and last saw each other in February.

My chat with PP was not long, as PP told me PP had to rush to an open house for an apartment PP was selling. I made some remark about PP’s property portfolio. Hardly, said PP – the apartment was PP’s settlement from PP’s 20-year marriage to GG.

Woosh! I hadn’t had a clue about that.