High School Re-union Secrets

High School Re-union Secrets

   Rachel, Clare and Samantha haven’t seen each other since High School. They rediscover each other via a reunion website and arrange to meet for lunch in a wine bar.

 Rachel arrives first, wearing camel Versace. She orders a bottle of chilled Chablis. Clare arrives shortly afterward, in gray Chanel. After the required ritualized kisses she joins Rachel in a glass of Chablis. Then Sam walks in, wearing a faded old Barbour anorak, blue jeans and Wellington boots. She too shares the wine.

 Rachel explains that after leaving school and graduating from Princeton in Classics she met and married Timothy, with whom she has a beautiful daughter. Timothy is a partner in one of New York ‘s leading law firms. They live in a 4000 sq ft co-op on Fifth Avenue , where Susanna, the daughter, attends drama school. They have a second home in the hills above Monte Carlo .

 Clare relates that she graduated from Harvard Med School and became a Consultant Gynecologist. Her husband, Clive, is a leading Wall Street investment banker. They live on Long Island and have a second home in Florida .

 Sam explains that she left school at 17 and ran off with her boyfriend, Ben. They run a tropical bird park in California and grow their own vegetables. Ben can stand five parrots, side by side, on his willy.

 Half way down the third bottle of Chablis, several hours later, Rachel blurts out the her husband isn’t Tim, he’s Tom and he’s a cashier at Walmart. They live in a small condo in Brooklyn and have a travel trailer parked at a nearby a storage facility.

 Clare, chastened and encouraged by her old friend’s honesty, explains that she and Clive are nurses in Bellevue .. They live in Jersey City and vacation at a motel in Orlando .

 Samantha finally admits that the fifth parrot has to stand on one leg.


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