Hello to you all, as we welcome you back, to join us in the paradise of Lanai.
One would think that being on this tropical island, surrounded by all its beauty, would be conducive to relaxing and enjoying the celebrations. But things were simmering and feelings were running high with regard to Kim's strange behavior. Her stories didn't tally up with the exasperating tales she had relayed to us. I was beginning to lose patience. After so many months of feeble excuses, it didn't matter to me with whom she arrived or what paltry tale or trivial excuse was made. I didn't want it to ruin our break. And I knew my input would have been irrelevant to her anyway.
Kyle and Mauricio were not content to accept her dismissive behavior and questioned her relentlessly at the dinner table. It was an uncomfortable scenario. I tried to support Kyle and urged her not to cry, as this was the birthday dinner and I knew it had great potential for disaster if tempers were unleashed. At what point do you come to the conclusion that some things never change? We had endured six months of a plethora of excuses, of no shows, of fabricated reasons. It was becoming a joke -- just not a funny one.