My children desperately need friends. iKeith has tried to infiltrate the local click here at the apartment complex when he and the children go out for walks. He met a young Mom (the ring leader) with two kids that were the same age as Alex and Mallory but we don't fit in with this demographic either because we're educated. For example...this woman's husband was at the pool the other night when a wind storm hit. I watched him holding an umbrella attached to one of the tables and it appeared that he was having trouble closing it in the storm. iKeith arrived home and I told him that I thought this man needed help because he'd been in this position for over 10 minutes.
iKeith rushed to the pool and offered this man help.....but he said he didn't need it. He was just holding the umbrella and was going to ride the storm out. So then we listened to this song for an hour and laughed at that guy.
A few weeks ago, I decided that I was going to join the local chapter of this club for Mom's and come hell of high water they were going to like me no matter how old I am or what color my purse is.
I went to the website and found there was a chapter for a neighboring zip code but not for MY zip code and the message clearly stated if you are not in the 4 listed zip codes then don't bother contacting us.
I'm not one to break rules or not do what I'm told so I shelved the idea and started looking for apartments in the right zip codes. Then a few days later...my friend Denise suggested that I look into this club for Mom's because it really helped her when her kids where small. I explained the situation and she told me she has a friend who has a friend in that chapter and she'd help get me in.
I was all over this idea until I told iKeith about it and he said, 'Are you sure this is the best way to make friends? By forcing this group to take you?' Damn him and his wet blanket!
I had already emailed the chapter and asked to be admitted even though I didn't live in their zip code. There was emailing back and forth and then I was handed off to someone else and they wanted to know why I wasn't trying to get into the chapter that WAS in my zip code.
As far as I knew from their website...my zip code didn't have one. I apologized and said that I'd gladly join that club if they could just tell me how to get ahold of them. A few days later I received an email that contained the name of the president of the local chapter with her phone number. She doesn't have an email address and the chapter doesn't have a website.
I've put off contacting this person because I now face being rejected by a new demographic. People that don't have iPhones and don't tweet or facebook. I'd be willing to be that they don't BLOG either. These are probably not my people. I'm really trying to avoid a conversation like this one.
I think I'll just ride this storm out until I move to a better zip code!