April 14th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

On turning black the cans of thyme....

Now, the interesting thing about Elly being forced to celebrate her birthday party and being chided for trying to get away with hiding it from her friends is not that she's angry at Connie for doing something "terrible" that she needs to be punished for. The interesting thing is that Elly has no real idea that her refusal to see the good things in her life affects how she's perceived by her friends. I think that it's safe to say that Elly sees herself as being the embodiment of common sense and sanity in a chaotic world as well as being undervalued and so on and so forth. The problem is that she never quite twigged to the fact that the people around her don't see the same Elly she does. This is because she tends to not remember that just because she can't remember back farther than a week or so that that doesn't mean that other people can and do keep a more accurate record of what she said than she can. As I said before, the thirty-year old Elly wailing idiotically about being old and decrepit and a whole bunch of other things she isn't tends to not remember that when she was twenty-five, she stood in front of the mirror moaning about how ooooooooooooold and ugly and past her prime she was. According to thirty-year old Elly, she felt great about herself when she was twenty-five. Similarly, the thirty-five year old Elly who brayed moronically about how old she was claims to not have had any sort of problem with turning thirty.

The end result of all of this is that Elly hasn't the blindest bit of awareness that her friends think "Well, it's Elly Patterson; she always thinks that she's about a day away from being packed off to the nursing home and she never admits that she's always felt that way. That means we have to do this without her catching on."