Saturday, March 21, 2009

Chapter 3, Part 4 - The People

Sylvia – Sylvia is a 68-year old woman who has been divorced for over 20 years. She mostly spends time with the other ‘single’ women at Harbor View rather than the couples, unless she is currently dating someone. Of course, most of the ‘single’ women are widows. If you were to overhear a conversation of Sylvia and her friends without seeing their faces you would swear you were listening to a group of high school girls. All they talk about is the single men of Harbor View, which ones have their own teeth, which men are available, which ones are dating, and which ones are the greatest catches – those who still drive their own cars. (For your information, those who drive at night are considered ‘Most Eligible Bachelors.’)

“Sylvia, did you see that new guy in Building 8? He’s some looker.”

“Ugh, you mean the one who’s going bald?”

“Sylvia, he’s 77, what’d you expect?”

“He’s only 77? He looks to be at least 83. I could be his daughter.”

“So, do you want me to tell him you’re interested?

“No, I’m not interested.”

“I’ll bet he was real handsome in his day.”

“Well, his day is not today.”

“He drives his own car.”

“Oh really? All right, so maybe I’ll go out with him for a date.”

Sylvia’s nickname should be similar to a former TV show title, ‘Desperately Seeking Someone.’

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