The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

Monkeys can be jerks, too


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.


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/mocker/goober/mother in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, podcast, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

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