Three girls, Jan, Sue and Mary haven’t seen each other since leaving school.
They rediscover each other via Facebook and arrange to meet for lunch …
Jan arrives first, wearing a beige Versace dress.
She orders a bottle of Pinot Grigio.
Sue arrives shortly afterwards, wearing a grey Chanel number.
After the initial hugs and kisses, she joins Jan in a glass of wine.
Then Mary walks in, wearing a faded old tee-shirt, blue jeans and boots.
She too shares the wine.
Jan explains that after leaving school and attending Sydney University she met and married Timothy, with whom she has a beautiful daughter.
Timothy is a partner in one of Sydney’s leading law firms.
They live in a 4000 sq ft apartment on The North Shore and Susanna, the daughter, attends drama school. They have a second home in Bali.
Sue relates that she graduated from Monash University, studied to become a doctor and became a surgeon.
Her husband, Clive, is a leading financial investment banker in Melbourne.
They live in the Toorak area and have a second home in Italy.
Mary explains that after she left school at 17, she ran off with her boyfriend, Mark.
They run a tropical bird park on the Sunshine Coast and grow their own vegetables.
Mark can stand five parrots, side by side, on his erect pen!s.
Halfway down the third bottle of wine and several hours later, Jan blurts out that her husband is really a cashier at Target they live in a small apartment and have a camper trailer parked on the front-drive.
Sue, chastened and encouraged by her old friend’s honesty, explains that she and Clive are both nursing care assistants in an old people’s home.
They live in Hoppers Crossing and take camping holidays on the Murray.
Mary admits that the fifth parrot has to stand on one leg.
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