It’s Not You, It’s Me

03 dump 128915It’s not you, it’s me.

No, that’s too clichéd.

You’re a lovely person but…

Can’t do that either.

OK, pull yourself together. Three years isn’t that long. She won’t go too mad, will she?

Of course she will, what are you thinking?

Oh God, she’ll be here soon. Why didn’t I say twelve-thirty? Suppose I should have gone to her instead of her coming here then I could have done a runner.

There’ll be tears of course and I’ll never get rid of her. Suppose I could have done it by letter but then she’d have come over anyway… or by text. No, that’s the coward’s way. I’ll come straight out with it. Best to do it quickly. Like a plaster, rip it off in one go and the pain subsides quicker.

Of course she’ll say she needs me, can’t do without me. Heard it before. You’d think I’d be an expert by now; not being my first. She was the best though. Even I’d admit that. Hard decision but has to be done. Things just aren’t working out. I suppose if I hadn’t lost my job we could have carried on but things change, don’t they? No point burying your head in the sand. OK. I’ll do it then and…

Oh God, she’s here.

Hello. Oh, I love your jacket. Cup of…

Listen, there’s something I have to say. Please sit down. Anywhere.

Look, I’m really sorry but there’s no other way to put this but I’m going to have to…

I’m going to have to let you go Mrs Jones. I’m sorry but it’s economics – I’m going to have to clean my own house from now on.


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