First Published: Feb.21.2019
A story by Laleh Chini:
Nancy dropped her son Jack off at preschool and saw Mary dropping off her daughter, Janet.
Mary said: “How are you, Nancy? Long-time no see. How is everyone?”
Nancy said: “You won’t believe how busy I am. Kids are driving me crazy. Jack was coming down the stairs, chasing his sister Anna this morning while holding a toy knife.
He fell down 10 stairs and landed on the rug. He had a little cut, but in total everything went well. Thank God.”
Mary replied with wonder: “Oh my God. You really are busy.”
Nancy said: “I would love to stay to chat but I have to rush to Anna.”
Mary was walking back home when she saw Susie: “Hey Susie. How are your kids? Nancy was telling me that Jack fell down the stairs with a knife in his hand. Can you believe kids these days? He fell on his sister Anna from 10 stairs. Sorry, I am in a rush to go to the hospital. I have an appointment. Bye.”
Susie went to the supermarket that day and saw Janna and said: “Did you hear the news? Jack was chasing Anna and their dog with a knife. He cut 10 spots on her. Unbelievable, Nancy’s kids play with a knife while their mother just thinks about her hair and what color nail polish she’s going to wear. The nerve of some people calling themselves mothers.”
The story circled all day and when it was time to pick the kids up from school, Nancy saw Amy, Adam’s mom.
Amy asked: “Have you heard the news?”
Nancy said; “What news?”
Amy said: “This morning some teenage boy was holding a knife while chasing a girl.
He pushed her down the stairs on a dog.
I don’t know if there was any stabbing but I heard something about 10 times and running to the hospital. People say it was all because of a careless mother who just thinks about her beauty!!!”
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