41. Big Cats
Gerry was in Ms. Rella’s office, signing in. We talked about his grandfather and working at the airline. Gerry took the job. Hank, Gerry’s father, hit the roof. He told Gerry’s uncles the older man was senile, drinking, and taking pain pills for his hip. None of it was true. Hank blasted his family on Facebook, claiming he’d been forced out of the company because his brothers were jealous of his piloting skills.
“You know my grandfather hardly reacted at all.” Gerry said. “I admire how he ignores my mom and dad’s drama. He hates gossip. He makes his case, he does what he thinks best, and he ignores everything petty.”
I said, “He’s the big cat.”
Ms. Rella said, “And the big cat never needs to be catty.”
Today I will remember the big cat is rarely catty.
Needles Not For Knitting is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
Needles Not For Knitting (c) 2017 by Ken Montrose
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