Yeah, so, we went to the Oakland Zoo on Sunday with good buddies Jess, Jeff and their son, Henry.
We were having a good ol’ time checking out the baby meerkat (baby meerkat!) when we saw this sign.
In the cage behind that sign was a lone monkey with some swag leftover from their Valentine celebration three days earlier.
That’s so sad, right?
I could immediately relate to that monkey. I’ve been that monkey. Several times in middle school and high school I was the girl that got singled out and left out. One day I have a group of girlfriends to hang out with, and the next day I’m hanging out alone in the library until lunch is over. It would take me a few days to muster up the courage to try to make some new friends. It happens to a lot of girls in middle school and high school. A few years ago I read “Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Aggression in Girls.” Sadly, my sister is reading books like that now because super-amazing, awesome Lorelei is starting to be the victim of this kind of crap.
My point is this: When you read a sign like that there cannot be any doubt that we evolved from monkeys.
Monkeys are bitches, just like us.