Nellie got out of Grandma Hattie’s car and ran up to Grandma Maureen’s house to call for Kathy.
She rang the bell and Grandma Maureen answered. “Hi Grandma Maureen,” said Nellie. “Grandma Hattie is going to drive Kathy and me to the ice rink for a play date.”
Grandma Maureen looked concerned and said, “Nellie, Kathy isn’t here. She left an hour ago with Maria, They were going to see the new movie opening today at the “Can Do” theater.”
Nellie got teary eyed and when she spoke it was in an angry voice, saying,”Kathy and I made skating plans on Monday and we talked about it again yesterday. She knew I was coming to pick her up today. How could she just go off and not even call me and cancel our play date? That’s not fair, why she is nothing more than a flat leaver!”
With that, Nellie turned and ran back to the car. Grandma Maureen followed her. By the time Grandma Maureen got to the car, Nellie had told Grandma Hattie what had happened. The grandmas talked outside the car and then Grandma Maureen told Nellie that she would have Kathy call her and apologize.
“No,” answered Nellie. “I don’t want her to call. What she did was wrong and mean. She is a flat leaver, a kid who promises to do something with one friend and then ,if she gets a better offer, goes off with someone else and leaves the first friend flat.”
Grandma Maureen had to agree that what Kathy did was not something that friends do to each other. She decided to let the girls sort it out themselves.
On the way to the ice rink Grandma Hattie asked Nellie what she was going to do about Kathy.
“Well, said Nellie, “When I see her in school on Monday I am going to tell her that she hurt my feelings. I am going to say that I don’t want to make plans to do anything with her because I don’t trust a flat leaver!”