She just didn’t get it.
Velma had been flapping around, frazzled, for weeks.
Vesta had a life to live! She never did understand the pause to welcome yet another person to the planet.
At the bakery, Vesta had coffee and
a caramel lollipop
while she drafted her book review.
Some extra caramel sweets for Susan. She understood the social conventions.
Then home to write and listen to the radio on her bookshelf, blissfully alone.