She's sad, and she doesn't want me to go. She's sad and frustrated, and is at a loss to find someone to replace me, but she puts a good face on it: "You need more money, and you need a dentist's appointment. I don't blame you one bit. Bless your heart."
No, bless your heart.
"I waited for thirty minutes, but you didn't show up."
"Oh, I was here. I was doing filing and stuff."
"But you didn't open the door."
"Well I wasn't open that day."
"Is it true you're going to leave?"
"Because, Patty, I found a new job, and they want me to start next week."
"Well I'm going to be sad. I love you."
"I love you too, Patty."
"What do you mean you're leaving? Do you know how sad this has made Patty?"
"Yes, I know."
"More money, benefits, you know..."
"No, I don't know. Why won't the county pay you full-time? This is really fucked up. I'm calling your boss."
"So you're leaving."
"Good. You're mean."
"Wait til you meet the new guy."
"What's the new guy like?"
"Mean. He's a substitute teacher. And he knows Spanish. He'll call you on your shit."
"I'm glad you're leaving."
"And I'm glad you're banned for the summer, bitch."
"Well I'm happy for you that you've got this new job with all these benefits and stuff... But what about my granddaughters? They adore you!"
"Any reference questions they better get in now, 'cos I'll be gone next week..."