It’s been a while hasn’t it!
I haven’t really had all that much to say to be honest.
Remember how my mum works with Claire’s mum? Her mum told mine (gosh this sounds like playground gossip) that Claire and Mr X, who were wildly in love, went out for drinks or one of his best friend’s birthdays.
Whilst there, the friend asked Mr X if he was still unemployed. Claire immediately asked what he meant, as Mr X told her the company had given him 6 weeks off at once, as he hadn’t taken any holiday for a year. As soon as I heard this when they got together, I got suspicious. Especially seeing as when I met him, he was unemployed, saying that he worked for the police force, a blatant lie.
I’m very gullible, but even I can see through that.
Apparently Mr X and Claire went outside for a while to talk and he left her stranded in the town crying, as him and his friends went home. Claire doesn’t drive, so she has no idea of the area, or how to get home from there. Instead, she called her mum, who said there was nothing she could do (her mum doesn’t drive, parents are divorced, no siblings) and she couldn’t afford a taxi home for Claire. So she found her way back to Mr X’s house where she was meant to be staying. All her belongings were thrown into the front garden, she was let inside and slept on the floor.
Recently, she has also got fired from her job. She met with Mr X recently for a drink so they could talk. He said he had been signed off with depression for 6 weeks and now his return to work is more than overdue, so he’s been trying to call the company but they’re not returning his calls.
I mean, can anyone other than me see through this lie? He said he’s sold everything as he refuses to claim Jobseekers Allowance. Now, I’m no Sherlock Holmes, but I’m pretty confident that he got fired and therefore couldn’t claim for 6 weeks, as are the rules, rather than just refusing to. So Claire has told him they can only be friends.
I would say what a terrible case of bad luck… but unfortunately this has nothing to do with luck. I knew Mr X would not change, he lies constantly in an attempt to impress. I don’t think that people change that much in such a short space of time.
There are people in the world who I know would think I would never change, that I would never find stability or achieve much. In fact, these people would pay money to watch me fail. I’m now in a stable relationship with a career I enjoy, that is success to me, I don’t have to try and make it anymore.
I’m not sure how Claire and Mr X will be, I don’t see them remaining friends.