Scene: The dorm. Kelly is sitting on the couch, watching an episode of X-Files and happily knitting away on the black knight, who is rapidly nearing completion.
Ly: "Hey, knitting? Oh wow, you've gotten a lot done. I'm impressed."
Me: "Thanks! I really like how it's turning out."
Ly: "Then again, I've always been easily impressed, so I wouldn't read too much into it."
Me: "... You can't stop yourself, can you?"
Ly: "So have we heard anything about that other girl moving in?"
Me: "Nope. But I'm sure we'll get someone over break."
Ly: "Me too. I just hope it's not someone crazy."
Me: *laughs* "Yeah, me too."
Ly: "Crazier than you, I should say. Cause you're a psycho."
Me: "Seriously... you can't stop yourself, can you?"
For those of you who might be thinking "Oh, she's just joking around and has bad people skills." no. She baits and then attacks. Sets you up with a compliment and then turns it into an insult.
But what really gets me... what REALLY REALLY gets me... is that she's making a big deal about Kari being here, reminding me to make sure none of her stuff gets broken, like Kari is some whirling dervish or she has no control over herself. Makes me want to slap her right across the face.
Or earlier, when discussing the girl moving in, she spouts off with "Well it's better we know who it is. I mean... we wouldn't want a black person. Coming in with their rap and ghetto attitude." Stopped me dead in my tracks I was so horrified. Then she counters it with "I guess that's just my small town upbringing talking." No sweety.. that's your racism talking.
Is it May yet?