Some of you may remember a post I wrote in November about a curious neighbor, who pretends she's minding her own business when she's not. I named her Glady's Kravitz, after the nosy neighbor in 1960's situation comedy, "Betwitched," because she will not tell me her name.
If you read the post, "Christmas Down South," you'll learn more about my neighbor, Glady's, who was spying on me while I was putting up my Christmas decorations. The windows are large in my apartment complex and the weather is nice, springlike, so my neighbors have their windows open, which most of us ignore, but not Glady's.
As I mentioned in "Christmas Down South," all people are curious, but southerners are downright nosy, although they pretend they're not. Well, I cannot say all southerners are like Glady's, 'cause after all, I'm a southerner.
It's just that some like to remain anonymous and ignorant of the truth, that way, it's easier to create drama while they enlist their buddies to help label others in their boxes. I think Glady's is the leader of the label crowd, 'cause she has a following of woman who pretend they're "fast walking" around the apartments, when they're really "fast talking."
You see, Glady's is home during the day so she's the one investigating my profile. Well, I guess, she is, I'm not sure because Gladys doesn't associate with me, after all, I'm a box label.
For one thing, I'm home during the day writing, so that's suspicious, plus, I live alone, another bewilderment, no man in sight, with the exception of a grown son, who hugs me when I meet him in the parking lot when he visits, along with his guitar. I'm sure Glady's gab chatter crowd thinks this young man, is my boyfriend, and he must be married, due to his untimely visits.
Anyway, I think Glady's is getting to me, 'cause when I started to stuff my fake tree in it's old box, I watched her decorating her tree with Mardi Gras lights.
Then, when our eyes locked, she swished her drapes across her window as if she were pulling the mainsail of a ship.
I do not know why it surprised me, because every store in South Louisiana was stuffing Mardi Gras decorations on their shelves the day after Christmas, and I'm sure Glady's and the "fast talkers,"were among the first in line. The grocery stores have several fixtures dedicated to King Cakes, Mardi Gras beads, masks, etc...
In any event, I hope I will be able to enjoy Glady's lights because my tree is going back in it's Christmas box. But, on the other hand, I may ask my handsome boyfriend to string some Mardi Gras lights on the outside window.
After all, I have to keep up with Gladys.
|Mardi Gras Tree, but not Glady's|
Have a colorful day!
P.S- Now, I'm too tired to take my tree down. Tell me, should I put my Christmas Tree in front of my window?
Note: Glady's Kravitz is a fictional character from The Bewitched Show, an American situation comedy which first aired in 1964. The Bewitched Show, as well as the character, Glady's was created by Sol Saks, an American screenwriter.