Anyone who knows me well knows I LOVE to hang out. Whether it's at a house or a bar, a restaurant, whatever. If there are people, food and/or drink, I'm DOWN! So why did I not go anywhere Friday night? Okay everyone may not know I'm home but enough people know I'm home.
I'm not going to lie. I expect people's lives to adjust their revolution and center on me when I get home. This is predicated on the length of time I'm normally home and the amount of time between my visits. AND because it's just who I am. I want the attention. I know what happened. They got used to me. As old people used to say, "I got common." Of course I would never say such a crazy thing. THEY might have gotten common, but I, Jameil il Fabulosa, did not get common. I will explain.
The first 2 years I lived in Pittsburgh I came home once a year. And not during the holidays. Then this past year I came home in April for my normal vacation, then again in May for my sister's graduation. Shortly afterward I put in my 6 weeks notice at work. I was home again in August for about a week until I moved to Florida. And now this. They haven't gotten a chance to miss me!! I finally come home for Christmas for the first time since 2005 and I want IT ALL to stop if it doesn't include me. When I found out my mom only had 3 days off while I was in town I was like, "Excuse me?" So now we have a week together. I don't think this is unreasonable. I would do the same thing for any of them if they would bother to visit me. I see I'm gonna have to stick to once or twice a year to get some attention. I know I'm demanding and I don't care. My mother says if I don't get what I want, I will "take my ball and go home." Jam right I will!! You don't need me here? And I'm out. She counts the contents of this entire post as a flaw. For the most part, I do not.
I don't beg people to enjoy my company. All I ask is that you make some effort to be around me when I'm in town. I have an open invitation to Atlanta and a more than willing party. I will use it if I have to because I sure don't mind. I'm already going down in a week, for a week, I can make it even earlier. All of this goes to say if I don't go out tonight and get no phone calls, we are going to have a problem. A big one.